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Repair Center  Quick Fix: How to Replace the Blade on a Miter Saw

Why Read This Article?

  • Learn to efficiently replace the blade on your miter saw. 

Article Breakdown

Repair Information:
Difficulty: Easy
Duration: 5 minutes
Frequency: As needed Replacing the Blade:
1. Slide the blade guard out of the way.
2. Remove the blade.
3. Install the new blade.
4. Slide the blade guard back into place.

Video

Tools & Materials

  • Allen or open-ended wrench.
  • Piece of 2x4 if your saw lacks a blade lock.

Quick Fix: How to Replace the Blade on a Miter Saw

November 8, 2011
This article shows how to replace a miter saw blade on a saw with or without a blade lock. 
This eReplacementParts.com Quick Fix Tutorial will help you replace your miter saw blade, whether your saw has a blade lock or not.



You can find miter saw--and other parts--using our convenient power tool parts finder.  
Replacing the Blade

1. Slide the blade guard out of the way

Slide the blade guard up to gain access to the screw that secures it to the saw, then loosen the screw. 



Slide the blade guard all the way back to gain access to the blade bolt.


2. Remove the blade

Press down on the saw's locking pin and spin the blade until it locks. Then use an open-ended wrench or Allen wrench to remove the bolt.  

 


If your saw lacks a locking pin, you can use a piece of 2x4 to prevent the blade from spinning.



With the bolt removed, you can remove the flange and blade.


3. Install the new blade

Install the new blade and add the flange. Tighten the bolt using the locking pin or piece of 2x4. 


4. Slide the blade guard back into place

Now just slide the blade guard back into position and tighten the screw.

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Conclusion Replacing the blade on a miter saw is a simple repair that will only take you about five minutes and a new blade will breathe new life into your wood-cutting projects. Remember to use our parts finder to find the right parts for your tools.    [Back to Top] What We're About

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