How to Change Blade on Miter Saw

With regular use, you will see the blade lose its ability to perform.

When you see burn marks around the sides of the blade and a lot of chipping, you will know that it is time to change the blade.

It may seem that your task is going to be difficult, but in reality, you can easily get the job done if you follow a few simple steps and have the required tools in hand.

In this article I will show you how to change the blade on a miter saw. Take a cup of tea, go through this whole article and you can easily get this job done at home!

How to Change the Blade on a Miter Saw

6 Easy Steps will Save Your Time

Here are the easy to follow steps that will help you get the job done in no time at all.

Step 1

Before you get into changing the blade, you have to make sure that the miter saw is not attached to a power outlet. You absolutely do not want to cut your finger because of such a silly mistake.

Step 2

Once, you have unplugged the device, you are ready to remove the blade guard.

In order to do so, you will have to unscrew the bolts securing the blade. Then you are going to have to lift it up and move it out of your way before you can proceed.

Step 3

Your saw should have a spindle lock either at the back or the front of the saw. Using this lock, you are going to have to secure the blade. It should be a black button, which you will need to press. Push it all the way in to lock the blade into place.

Step 4

The next step is to remove the old blade from the saw. Take a wrench and loosen the screws up that attach the blade to your miter saw. Do so in a clockwise or anti-clockwise direction as per the instructions.

Next, you have to remove the outer washer, but do not take out the inner one.

Step 5

Afterward, you need to clean up the area of the inner washer before you replace the blade. Because there might be some grease in the nooks and crannies.

Cleaning it up will ensure that your saw has proper lubrication, which is needed for things to run smoothly.

Step 6

And for the very last step, you have to install the new blade into the saw. Do look into the manual and follow along the directions provided, as it may differ from one saw to the other.

When you put the new blade in, do keep in mind that the teeth of the blade have to be facing down. You may be at risk of a serious injury if you do not install it in the right way.

Screw the blade to the saw in the opposite direction you used to unscrew it and reattach the outer washer.

Once all of that is done, secure the blade guard back into place to keep your work environment danger free.


And with these steps, you can quickly change the blade. Remember to do it as often as required. Otherwise, you will not be getting clean and even cuts with the blunt blades.

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