How to Change a Blade on a Compound Miter Saw

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When you're ready to change the blade on a compound miter saw, first unplug the saw and then remove the nut that holds the saw in place so you can remove the collar, blade guard and blade. Learn from an expert in this free video on home repair instructions.

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Hi, I'm Chris Palmer. Welcome to Chris's workshop. Today, I'm going to show you how to change a blade on the compound miter saw. A nice, fresh, sharp blade is a beautiful thing. It'll reduce tear out, make cleaner cuts, and be a safer tool to use. When it's time to put that new blade on, the first thing you want to do is unplug the tool, make sure there's no power to it. Next, you remove the blade cover. There's one screw. That exposes the nut I need. I'm going to break it with this. And, with the spindle lock, my blade would just spin, see? So, I come over to this side of the saw, and hold in the spindle lock, and that locks the blade in place. So, I broke the tension with the spindle lock, now the nut is finger loose. Remove it all the way from the saw, and then remove the collar. It's a big, heavy duty collar right there. Pull my blade guard out of the way. And, there's the blade. Put your new blade back on, put your collar back on, tighten up the nut. Make sure you tighten all the safety covers that you loosened up, and your blade is all changed, and you're ready to cut. My name is Chris Palmer. That's how you change the blade on your compound miter saw.

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