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Craftsman circular saw. The blade wobbles on the shaft even though tightened down so the blade does not spin straight and steady. Without the blade I can wobble the shaft around with my fingers. Feels as if there is a bushing or something worn out along the shaft going back into the motor housing. Thoughts/suggestions? Repair or replace? thanks,

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Depending on your budget, I suggest replacing the item. It sounds like your bearings are bad, which means tearing apart the case and replacing them (which don't cost much). There are two bearing encasements so you would need to replace both. If you're up for the challenge, give it a try! The bearings can typically be found on the manufacturers website.

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