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Re Makita LS1040 blade guard mechanism, hi there i did a foolish thing yesterday instead of seeking professional advice off of the net i went ahead & removed the possi screw with the big washer on it which holds the guard mechanism together i thought you had to remove this to get to the bolt that retains the blade on the spindle.Ive managed to reassemble the mechanism but its not lifting the guard as it did before i tamperred with it,any suggestions would be much appreciated.Thanks Jim UK.

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Most likely it is a Torx head type screw. Looks like a cross between a Allen & Philips. Go to your local hardware store or auto supply store and get a Torx driver with exchangeable bits (about $4.00)

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I don't believe you have to take the guard off,just roll it back out of the way so you can get a wrench on the nut. The rotation is clockwise to take it off.

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