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The red saftey lock button will not lock blade in place how can i get the blade off? Ive tryed putting saw blade in a vice and then using socket wrench to loosen nut ive broke two sockets.

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Chances are you are turning the nut the wrong direction. The old addage "lefty loosey, righty tighty" does not apply to saw blades. You must turn the socket "clockwise" to loosen, which is opposite to normal nuts and bolts. Try slipping a screwdriver between the teeth of the saw. It should catch on the shoe of the saw as you loosen the nut.

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