How to mount a saw blade on a circular and sliding compound miter saw
Published October 30, 2018


How to mount a blade on a circular saw

Step 1

Unplug your circular saw

Step 2

Locate the blade brake on your circular saw, virtually all circular saws have one. Press it in to lock the motor in place

Step 3

Using a wrench, unscrew and remove the nut that holds the blade in place

Step 4

Look on your circular saw for the rotational arrows that indicate the direction the blade turns, and locate the directional arrows on your saw blade

Step 5

If your saw blade has a blade guard, pull it back and matching the direction of the arrows, slide the saw blade into the circular saw and mount the center of the blade on the arbor bolt

Step 6

Tighten the nut to secure the blade in place using your wrench, release the blade guard, and unlock the blade brake

Step 7

Plug in your circular saw and you are ready to start cutting with your new blade

 

How to mount a blade on a sliding compound miter saw

   Step 1   

Unplug your sliding compound miter saw

   Step 2

Locate the blade brake on your sliding compound miter saw.  Press it in to lock the motor in place

   Step 3

Using a wrench release the blade guard, which is held in place with a bolt, drop it down and slide it up out of the way

   Step 4

Using a wrench, unscrew the arbor nut that holds the existing blade in place

   Step 5

Look on your sliding compound miter saw for the rotational arrows that indicate the direction the blade turns, and locate the directional arrows on your saw blade

   Step 6        

Matching the direction of the arrows, slide the saw blade into the circular saw and mount the center of the saw on the arbor bolt and tighten the nut

Note: You may have to turn your saw blade over to make sure the direction of the rotation arrows match.

   Step 7   

Replace the blade guard and depress the brake lock

   Step 8               

Plug in your sliding compound miter saw and you are ready to start cutting with your new blade

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