In general, the blades on right-handed circular saws turn counterclockwise, so you’d tighten the bolt clockwise; the blades on left-handed circular saws turn clockwise, so you’d tighten the bolt counterclockwise.
Can you over tighten a circular saw blade?
6 Use the blade wrench to tighten the arbor nut until it’s snug; be careful not to over-tighten the nut or it’ll be difficult to loosen it the next time you change the blade.
Should a circular saw blade wobble?
The most common cause of wobble like this is that the bearings or bushings are worn out. These are the things that hold the main shaft in place. They should be a close fit to the shaft, and the shaft rotates within them. When they are worn out, there is too much room and the shaft flops around or wobbles.
Why is my circular saw blade slipping?
The blades they’re making these days are thinner than the older blades and some of the older saws have to be shimmed in order to prevent blade slippage. A very thin kerf blade might spin, if the inner and outer nuts connect before clamping the blade.
Why is my circular saw binding?
A circular saw binds because of failure to ensure proper blade depth; setting the blade too deep presents a danger because more blade surface is exposed while cutting than a properly set blade. What is this? When the saw is too deep, kickback and binding will be inevitable.
Which way should a blade be installed on a circular saw?
When installing a new blade, make sure the teeth are pointing downward to enable a clean cut through the workpiece. Upward-facing teeth can cause a severe injury to the operator.
When should I change my circular saw blade?
Look for worn-down, chipped, broken and missing teeth or chipped carbide tips that indicate it’s time to replace a circular saw blade. Check the wear line of carbide edges using a bright light and magnifying glass to determine if it’s beginning to dull.