Introduction

Is your old saw blade just not getting the job done anymore? Is your blade cover not doing anymore covering? Use this guide to replace your saw blade and blade cover and restore the saw to prime condition.

Parts

No parts required.

Although this is not a difficult fix, it can definitely make a mess. Lay down a dirty towel or work rag and place the saw on top of the towel.
  • Although this is not a difficult fix, it can definitely make a mess.

  • Lay down a dirty towel or work rag and place the saw on top of the towel.

    • Handle the saw with care and avoid placing your hands on or near the blade when possible.

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Use the crescent wrench to remove the hex washer head screw and the washer. Gently lift the blade up and pull it off of the internal threaded shaft. If the hex washer head screw, or the entire blade spins as you turn the wrench, a quick jerk of the crescent wrench should loosen the screw.
  • Use the crescent wrench to remove the hex washer head screw and the washer.

  • Gently lift the blade up and pull it off of the internal threaded shaft.

    • If the hex washer head screw, or the entire blade spins as you turn the wrench, a quick jerk of the crescent wrench should loosen the screw.

    • Although many screws loosen in the clockwise direction, the hex washer head screw on this circular saw loosens in the counter-clockwise direction.

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Lift up on the blade cover until it unsnaps from the washer. The blade cover will come off easier if the bulk of the cover is facing away from the saw.
  • Lift up on the blade cover until it unsnaps from the washer.

    • The blade cover will come off easier if the bulk of the cover is facing away from the saw.

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Conclusion

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

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