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The spring for the blade cover has come off how do you fix it? my dad has given me his saw to fix the spring that brings the blade safety cover around, how do you fix it the the mounting post. When I do this the spring rubs on the guard.

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If it a Makita saw it will rub on the guard slightly, What is the model number or you can go to Makitatools.com and type in your model number to see a breakdown for this tool. The post is on the back side of the upper guard and there is a hole in the guard itself for the other end.

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