How to Replace a Miter Saw Blade

A miter saw is one of the most commonly owned and commonly used power tools in the marketplace. Appropriately, miter saw blade changes are one of the most frequent tool maintenance applications. Thankfully, for tool users of all skill levels, changing the blade on a miter saw is easier than you might think. In fact, whether your saw has a cutter lock feature or not, varying your miter observed blade requires only a few minutes, a mess driver, an Allen wrench tool and, in some instances, a hunk of refuse wood.

Much like all repair and maintenance procedures, the critical first step to replacing your miter found blade is embracing a few safety precautions. Disengage the saw and disconnect it; never work on a saw that has the potential to switch on. You might also toss on your safety spectacles because they make everyone look smarter and absolutely stay focused. Handling a blade is actually dangerous and particularly so if if you’re rushed or distracted. Therefore, keep your eyes on the prize. 

The next step is bypassing the blade guard. Slide the guard up slightly. This kind of will reveal the twist that holds the officer to the miter noticed. Loosen that screw so as to slide the blade officer further backward. Slide it back as far as it can go positioning it about 170-degrees behind it is usual position. This provides you entry to the saw’s locking pin and cutting tool bolt.

Depress the saw’s locking pin (in the very center of the blade) and spin the saw blade until it finally locks. If your saw has no fastening pin, wedge your refuse wood (ideally a bit of 2×4) in front of the blade in order to avoid it from moving. Next, using an Allen wrench (or an open-ended wrench), eliminate the knife bolt. Though many saws have a reverse threaded blade bolt, the bond pattern is not widespread to all miter saws. Accordingly, you should look for an indicator on the tool that way to loosen the sl? or review your tool’s manual before going to town on it. Take out the flange and then, remove the blade.

Install the new blade in the same way the prior blade was removed. Change the flange and the blade bolt ensuring the blade bolt is safely tightened.

Slide the cutting tool guard forward and fasten the screw that secures it to the have seen. Replace the guard to its normal working position and, after reengaging the saw and again taking on the safety precautions of miter saw operation, make a few cuts to ensure the saw is in perfect working order.

Lastly, pat yourself on the back for a job congratulations.

As you can see, replacing the blade on a miter saw is a reasonably fast and simple process. Bare in mind to be careful while carrying it out. Also keep in mind the requirement for having a sharpened, maintained blade: it will enhance both your results and your safety on the job; therefore, to those who balk at blade changing, do it for the well-being of work and for the overall safety of your shop or jobsite.