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Forum topic by handystanley posted 1074 days ago 1653 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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handystanley

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1074 days ago

Even though I am aware that the thread – according to the book – is a right hand thread…I am unable to get the saw blade off.

Anyone else ever have the same problem? Any suggestions??

Thanks as always…

Stan

-- "Projects beget projects and projects beget the need to buy new tools and that is what the cycle of life is all about." Stan Pearse, Novato, CA


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syenefarmer

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#1 posted 1074 days ago

Maybe try spraying some PB Blaster Penatrating Catalylist around the arbor nut. Do this a couple of times during the day, let it sit overnight to work its way into the nut and then try loosening the nut the next day. Wedge a piece of scrap against the blade then clamp the scrap piece to the table top so it will not move. After you have the wrench positioned on the arbor nut give it a good wack with a dead blow hammer or rubber mallet. Good luck.

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handystanley

165 posts in 1516 days


#2 posted 1074 days ago

Okay…the nut came off OPPOSITE of what the book said….now I am having an issue getting the washer off…....

....and we thought woodworking was suppose to be easy…..

Stan

-- "Projects beget projects and projects beget the need to buy new tools and that is what the cycle of life is all about." Stan Pearse, Novato, CA

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terry603

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#3 posted 1074 days ago

i’ve had no problems with the blade. with the splitter lever i find i need to hook onto it with a 3/8” open wrench in order to move it.

-- may not always be right,but,never in doubt.

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handystanley

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#4 posted 1073 days ago

Got the washer / arbor off. Instead of it just sliding off the spindle – one has to unscrew it off.

Thanks everyone!

-- "Projects beget projects and projects beget the need to buy new tools and that is what the cycle of life is all about." Stan Pearse, Novato, CA

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Kurt Helgerson

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#5 posted 562 days ago

On page 35 of 45 of the owners manual it says “Unlock the release locking lever to release the blade.” It does not describe how to do that and the only way I could do it was to use a hex wrench and un-bolt the gizmo that is the frame that holds that colored piece of in-the-way steel. This also holds the plate of steel that follows the blade through the wood you are cutting that holds the anti-kickback prawls if you use those. Then blade removal was easy…lefty loosey, righty tighty just like a normal nut since the motor is on the left. Don’t forget that Rigid supplies the wrenches for this on the left side of the unit.
Has anyone got a way to remove the blade without the hex wrench step I did? Lining that steel up again to follow the blade exactly seems like an unnecessary step.

-- Kurt "tries to cut straight" Helgerson

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knotscott

5369 posts in 1978 days


#6 posted 562 days ago

To remove an arbor nut on a table saw, the wrench will always be pulled toward the front of the saw regardless of left tilt or right tilt.

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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JesseTutt

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#7 posted 562 days ago

If this typical of a Ridgid saw it sounds like a lot of work.

-- Jesse, Saint Louis, Missouri

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