Old Methane Gas Cloud
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Huntington Beach, California
As Mike says, block the blade with a piece of wood and then almost any wrench will work. I hate the supplied wrenches with any table saw. I usually go out and purchase a 7/8" wrench for the table saw. I'll go to HD or Lowes and get a cheap open end / box wrench.
BTW - Block the saw blade with a piece of wood and then pull the wrench toward the operator end of the saw. Right or left tilt it doesn't make any difference. Always pull the wrench toward you.
To tighten the blade, make the nut finger tight, rest the wrench on the throat plate hold and pull the blade toward you. When the blade is snug and your grip isn't strong enough to tighten any more, your blade is tight. The normal starting of the saw tightens the blade as much as necessary.
Use the right tool for the job.
Rich (Tilting right)
Huntington Beach, California
Remember that when we have the "BIG ONE" everything east of the Rockies falls into the ocean.