Every DIYer and workshop owner must know how to change the blade on a miter saw because an issue can come up at any time.
There a lot many types of miter saw blades and each is specifically designed for cutting a specific material. Before you decide that your blade needs to be changed because you think it has become dull as it isn’t cutting material, you need to check if it is the right type of blade for that material.
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Moreover, the number of teeth on a blade also has a significant impact on how your cuts turn out. You will need a blade with more teeth when you need fine and smooth cuts whereas you will need a blade with a comparatively smaller number of teeth when you won’t care if the cuts are as smooth.
For example, you will need cleaner and smoother cuts while cutting wood for DIY projects such as making furniture or toys whereas smooth cuts won’t matter if you are working on big projects such as cutting wood to make a house or a cabin.
Now that you know that your blade is dull or needs to be sharpened, you need to follow the following steps to take it off and then put on a new one or a sharpened one.
How to Change Blade on Miter Saw in 6 Simple Steps?
The first thing that you need to do is take off the spindle cover. For this, you need to rotate the saws blade guard to its top position and remove the front screw holding the spindle cover. Now, allow the spindle cover to drop on the back screw and drop out of your way.
Now, you need to remove the older blade from the miter saw. For this, press the spindle lock to lock the spindle in its place and at the same time, remove the bolt holding it together. Now remove the bolt and the attached washer as well as the blade from the miter saw.
Now, clean the insides thoroughly looking out for any debris or gunk that might block or ruin the blade or might prevent it from fitting in perfectly.
From here, you need to do the exact opposite of removing the blade. Use the direction arrows printed on the blade to set the blade in its place.
Now, you have to replace the bolt and the washer and tighten it while pressing the spindle lock.
Now, replace the spindle cover screw and at last, lower the blade guard to its original position.
Now that you have a new blade on your saw, you can fulfill all your cutting requirements with ease and get clean and comfortable cuts at the same time.