Changing a Circular Saw Blade

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Always unplug the circular saw before you attempt to change the cutting blade. Learn some safe and easy tips for changing blades from a professional carpenter in this free video.

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In this clip, we're going to change a blade on the Circular Saw. Might as well start with a fresh blade, and show you how to do something. I like to, I like to jam the blade with a piece of scrap wood, and then release the arbor. Once that's loose you can,. Always another safety factor, when you're changing a blade, always double check that your saw is unplugged. That is very important. I've seen these things turn on, and run across the floor. Once you're, once you're bolt is loose, you want to take this hub off, retract your Safety, slide your blade out. This happens to be a general purpose blade, sixteen tooth, other typical tooth counts are eighteen, twenty four, twelve. This, this will be a very versatile blade; can do a wide variety of different cuts pretty cleanly. But if you need a very fine cut, you can go with a twenty four tooth blade. Always look for Carbide when you're buying a blade, let me see if, yeah it says so right there, "Industrial Carbide". That's a much higher quality blade than just a standard steel blade. Last you a lot longer, and cut a lot better. And tighten it down and we're about ready to go.

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