|Forum topic by card9inal||posted 10-02-2010 03:49 AM||980 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
10-02-2010 03:49 AM
Hey guys and gals…
I inherited this table saw when I moved into our new house. (See video). I removed the blade because I wasn’t sure how sturdy this thing was or if there were any problems that might have been a disaster!
It’s old! It’s heavy!
Most of it is covered with a little bit of rust, but nothing major. The moisture you see on the table is some WD-40.
I sprayed the blade and the nut that held the blade on because it was pretty tight (from at least a few years of inactivity.) I was able to get the blade off of the table in a very bad way. I laid a piece of metal across the throat of the saw and wedged it into the teeth of the blade to give me some resistance of any kind. I know it wasn’t good for the blade, but I wasn’t too worried since I’ll replace the blade anyway.
Before I wedged the metal across the blade, whenever I’d turn the wrench to remove the nut, the entire blade rotated, as did the belts and the motor.
So my question is, what is the proper way to remove the blade (or tighten a new blade) with this kind of saw?