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Forum topic by thedusen posted 12-07-2016 11:02 PM 1010 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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thedusen

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12-07-2016 11:02 PM

Topic tags/keywords: miter saw

I’m pulling my hair out…

I’ve got a Makita LS1013 compoud miter saw I’m borrowing. It has an old rusty blade. But I can’t lift the blade guard/center cover to access the blade bolt. I looked at the instructions online, and they paint it as an easy thing, but while the cover/guard lift off a little, they get stuck and I can’t do anything to get it loose.

Here’s a video of what I’m dealing with:

https://goo.gl/photos/vHySeUY7b1SW5veG9

Any help would be profoundly appreciated

Mitch


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knotscott

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#1 posted 12-07-2016 11:29 PM

Isn’t there a 2nd screw toward the front on that black flange? With many saws you only need to remove the front screw, then swing the whole guard to the top out the way.

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#2 posted 12-07-2016 11:31 PM

I have that sam saw. When the unit is locked in the down position I cannot move the guard very far. When I unlock it and let the saw swing up then I can freely move the guard all the way back. But, something is wrong with your guard, it looks to be detached in some way.

-scott

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#3 posted 12-08-2016 12:01 AM

welcome to lumber jocks.

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Tony_S

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#4 posted 12-08-2016 11:16 AM

Put the forward screw back in place….that screw is what the black plate pivot’s on. Loosen the rear hex bolt (you don’t even have to remove it) and the black plate will pivot DOWN (counter clockwise) on the forward screw 180 degrees.

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HokieKen

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#5 posted 12-08-2016 05:57 PM

Never take blade-changing advice from a guy whose thumbs look like that^ !

Sorry Tony, just razzin’ ya. Couldn’t resist ;-p

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#6 posted 12-09-2016 12:23 AM

No worries Kenny, my advice is safe….they ain’t my thumbs! I stole the pic off the interweb! HA!
btw…..I thought the same thing when I saw the picture.

-- It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. Aristotle

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mrbob

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#7 posted 12-09-2016 12:29 AM

Left hand threads on that bugger

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