The change of the miter saw blade first require some general safety precautions. The saw needs to be turned off and unplugged. Before working on any power tool, ensure that it is impossible for the tool to turn on. As it is always dangerous to handle a blade, just stay focused on the task that needs to be completed.
First, the blade guard has to be bypassed, so slightly slide up the guard to gain access to the screw holding the miter saw to the guard. Release the screw to slide further backward the blade guard. Position it around 170 degrees at the back compared to its initial position, revealing thus the blade bolt and locking pin of the saw.
Press down the locking pin of the saw and rotate the blade till it is locked. Take away the blade bolt with an Allen wrench. In most cases, the blade bolt is reversing threaded, but that is not always the case. As a result, try to find a sign on the tool for the right direction to loose the bolt or just check the saw’s manual in advance. Take away the flange and change the blade.
Put in the new blade just as you have taken away the old blade. Change the flange along with the blade bolt, double checking that you have securely tightened the blade bolt.
Glide forward the blade guard and tighten the screw which holds it to the miter saw. Shift back the guard to its regular position and reengage the tool taking all required safety precautions. Check the right working order of the saw by making a couple cuts.
It is quick and easy to replace a miter saw blade, but it should be conducted with care and by taking certain safety precautions. It is important to always have a well maintained and sharp blade as it is significantly improve your work results along with your safety. machine screw size chart