How to Disassemble a Ryobi BT3000

Regular table saw maintenance can be the difference between a working and non-working table saw. The BT3000 is a table saw manufactured by Ryobi that is commonly used in woodworking shops and on construction sites. Taking apart the BT3000 allows you access to the saw's internal components to perform basic maintenance and repairs. Fortunately, the saw is designed so the average user can take it apart without power tool repair experience. While it is possible for you to repair your saw, major electrical repairs should be left to a qualified repair technician.

Things You'll Need

  • Phillips-head screws
  • 2 hex wrenches


    • 1

      Turn off the saw, and unplug its power cord from the nearest electrical outlet. Allow several minutes for the saw to cool down if it has been in use for a while. Relocate the saw to a covered work area with lots of room. Orient the saw so the front side is facing you.

    • 2

      Loosen the Phillips-head screws fastening the metal throat plate to the saw. This is the metal plate at the base of the saw blade. Remove the throat plate from the saw.

    • 3

      Pull on the blade's locking lever, and slide the lever all the way to the left to raise the blade to its highest elevation. This will also reveal the saw's mounting bolts.

    • 4

      Locate the two hex wrenches that came with your Ryobi saw. Insert the smaller hex wrench into the smaller bolt on the right side of the blade. This holds the saw in place. Insert the large hex wrench into the bolt on the other side of the saw blade. Rotate the larger bolt in a clockwise direction to loosen the bolt. Remove the bolt, slide off the blade's washer and remove the blade from the saw.

    • 5

      Loosen the Phillips-head screws fastening the saw's main metal platform in place. Grasp each end of the platform, lift it from the saw and set it aside. The platform is large, so if you're uncomfortable with lifting the saw yourself, get a helper to assist you. Removing the main platform gives you access to the inside of the saw to remove belts and lubricate the motor.

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