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I was changing a blade and loosened the control knob for the wheel aparently too much. Now I can't get the knob to thghen up?

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Hello. Woobie Dog here. Welcome to FixYa. The normal way to replace a blade is as follows:
1. Make sure that the power is off (unplugged).
2. Remove the side cover. The cover is held on by knobs.
3. The upper and lower wheels, as well as the blade can now be seen. There is a tensioning knob that needs to be loosened in order to get the blade off, and to put the new blade on.
4. Replace the blade, paying attention to the direction of the teeth on the blade, and reverse the process.

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Removed top wheel because the tension adjustment knob became loos

You might have the tilt in the top wheel too far back for the blade to go on. Also when it tilts back down , it usually loosens up and drops down again. If you get the blade on there, tilt it back up so that the blade rides in the center of the tire, turn it by hand, don't let it touch any guides or bearings. Then tighten it up till it twangs. Try it.

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I bought this saw and then wasted some time looking for "SDS" blades (which my manual called for) until I discovered that a T-shank blade was what was required. As far as the blade change goes, I had to practice changing the blade a few times before I figured out an easy way to do it. It's not so much that the top knob has to be pulled up hard, but it must be raised approximatley 10mm or 3/8". This knob will then either loosen (counterclockwise rotation) or tighten (clockwise rotation) the blade retaining mechanism. A good indication for me when the know was high enough was when I could see numbers exposed on the inner portion of the top knob (the neck) and could also see (when I looked under the top knob) that the top knob was now engaging the "teeth" on the small white phenolic gear. It is this gear that actually loosens or tightens the blade. The blade will loosen once the knob is turned counterclockwise (3 times), but the backside (smooth side) of the blade must be pulled away from the guide wheel as it is rotated 90 degrees. To install a blade, you you simply reverse this process. An audible click will be heard when tightening, but I would certainly always double-check to make sure the blade is tight, before operation. I almost ran the jigsaw with a loose blade the first time I put a blade in the saw. I hope this helps...

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I'm not familiar with that particular band saw but I have had a few different band saws and they all pretty much work the same.

Unplug the saw and remove the top and bottom wheel guards.

Look behind the top wheel and you should see a large bolt standing vertically it may have a knob on it or it may not, look on the bolt to see if it has stop nuts if so loosen them then turn this knob so as to lower the wheel enough so you can remove the old blade.

Clean the rubber tires on both wheels and install the band with the teeth facing down.

Now the tricky part, adjust the top wheel so that it is firmly against the band and turn the wheel slowly by hand (be sure the saw is unplugged) if the band "walks" one way or another, you will have to find the set screw or set screws that adjust the tilt of the wheel, adjust these until the band runs true on the wheel. When it does, tighten the wheel a litte more and turn again slowly by hand repeat this until the band runs true and it is very tight on the wheel, Put the guards back on before you turn on the power. You should be good to go.

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