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I have a 2 in 1 job site flip power saw model 55 68946 and need to remove the threaded screw(now stripped) that adjusts blade height. any suggestions for removal and replacement of the threaded screw?

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Go to a Napa parts store (or a similair tool store) and ask for a small "easy out". This is a tool about the size of a drill bit that is specifically used for this purpose.

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