Tension spring replacement?

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Forum topic by JakeT posted 06-18-2011 04:23 AM 1194 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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06-18-2011 04:23 AM

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Just when my new woodpecker blades showed up, the tension spring on my ridgid broke (no wise cracks, please). A replacement is easy enough to find, but how do you get the screw & spring out of the housing with the knob one one end and the fixed nut on the other?

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#1 posted 06-21-2011 10:04 PM

Pretty sure the Ridgid 14” is the same basic saw body as the entry level Jet, Harbor Freight, etc. I just put in a Cobra Coil on mine, and it’s easy. The nut on the bottom end shouldn’t actually be fixed. It’s just a square nut – once you’ve cranked back the tension knob enough, it’ll come off.

Once you’ve done that, the spring slides out the bottom (toward the front side of the saw was easy on my HF saw), and the new spring goes back in the same way.

I just looked at the Ridgid manual online, and the detailed parts diagram shows that it is a removable bolt.

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