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Introduction

The Spindle Lock on a circular saw is one of the most commonly replaced items. The Spindle Lock wears down due to regular blade replacements. Replacing the Spindle Lock is very moderately easy and doesn’t require any complicated methods.


  1. Press the black spindle lock and hold it down. While keeping the spindle lock pressed down use a 6mm allen wrench to remove the 5/16-18 x 0.55 inch screw.
    • Press the black spindle lock and hold it down.

    • While keeping the spindle lock pressed down use a 6mm allen wrench to remove the 5/16-18 x 0.55 inch screw.

  2. Release the spindle lock and remove the outer flange by lifting it off the output shaft.
    • Release the spindle lock and remove the outer flange by lifting it off the output shaft.

  3. With the outer flange removed retract the lower blade guard into the upper blade guard housing by pushing on the black lever. Slide the blade out of from the bottom of the saw. Slide the blade out of from the bottom of the saw.
    • With the outer flange removed retract the lower blade guard into the upper blade guard housing by pushing on the black lever.

    • Slide the blade out of from the bottom of the saw.

  4. Use a prying tool or your fingers to remove the inner flange. Use a prying tool or your fingers to remove the inner flange.
    • Use a prying tool or your fingers to remove the inner flange.

  5. Remove the external retaining ring with a screwdriver by expanding it and then prying it out. Remove the external retaining ring with a screwdriver by expanding it and then prying it out. Remove the external retaining ring with a screwdriver by expanding it and then prying it out.
    • Remove the external retaining ring with a screwdriver by expanding it and then prying it out.

  6. After removing the external retaining ring, remove (OD50 x ID42 x 0.8t) washer.
    • After removing the external retaining ring, remove (OD50 x ID42 x 0.8t) washer.

  7. Remove the lower blade guard after removing the washer. Remove the lower blade guard after removing the washer.
    • Remove the lower blade guard after removing the washer.

  8. Remove the (M3 x 12 mm) screw using a phillips head screwdriver.
    • Remove the (M3 x 12 mm) screw using a phillips head screwdriver.

  9. Leave the rubber dust cover below the removed screw.
    • Leave the rubber dust cover below the removed screw.

  10. Pull out the Spindle Lock. Pull out the Spindle Lock. Pull out the Spindle Lock.
    • Pull out the Spindle Lock.

Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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