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Skill saw Cannot find the locking button to change the blade.' skill' saw brand usa. notice that other models have it poking out to the side

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  • davelamason May 11, 2010

    It was for a circular saw...cldnt find that option, so I asked under a mitre saw question.
    Anyway. Some skill saws dont have locking gear button. Instead, I laid down a piece of wood to lock the blade in place, then was able to loosen the nut and replace the saw blade.


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Its on the front, the opposite side of the trigger.

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