Old Methane Gas Cloud
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Huntington Beach, California
I'm not sure what you did to strip the nut, however it seems that you may be over tightening the nut.
The way that I was taught to change TS blades is:
Raise the blade all the way and block the blade with a piece of scrap on the operator (feed) side of the blade. I usually use one of my push sticks for this.
Put the wrench over the arbor nut and while holding the piece of scrap, pull the wrench toward you. (R or L tilt, pull the wrench toward the operator side of the saw.)
Do the blade change.
Tighten the arbor nut by hand. Put the wrench on the arbor nut and allow the wrench to rest on the table. Then with your fingers, pull the top of the blade toward you. Tighten the nut as much as you can using your fingers as a pinching mechanism.
Your blade is tight and ready to go. The first time that the saw starts spinning, inertia (Thank you Sir Isaac Newton) completes the tightening action.
Remember, wrench or blade, always pull the top toward the user side of the saw.
Use the right tool for the job.
Rich (Tilting right)
Huntington Beach, California
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