|Forum topic by Abraham4880||posted 08-06-2012 09:05 AM||12189 views||0 times favorited||9 replies|
08-06-2012 09:05 AM
I have had my Ryobi 10-inch compound miter saw, TS1340 for about 4 or 5 years. Never had a problem. Works great. Or rather I should say, “worked great”. I will explain. But the reason I am posting here is because I found a review of this tool on this site and thought you may have some insight for me.
This morning I did my first blade change to accommodate a fine tooth blade in order to cut some plastic venetian blind sets for one of our rentals. I had difficulty removing the blade bolt. The plastic lower blade guard seemed to be preventing me from accessing the blade bolt, so I made the mistake of removing the nut and the washer holding that assembly and suddenly, not only did the nut & washed come off, but a spring coil came flying off as well.
So, instead of zipping through the plastic blinds, like a hot knife through butter… I spent the rest of my morning, after installing the fine tooth blade, trying in vain to reassemble the lower blade guard with its wonderful spring back into working order. However,... I am just somewhat red-faced to confess “NO SUCCESS!”
I did manage to put the lower blade guard pieces back together. Even the coil spring seems to be in position. However, I cannot get the lower blade guard to rotate away enough to replace the screw that holds the blade bolt cover in place. I did something wrong, but what?
It seems my only remedy will come at the hands of some “not-so-easily-found” Ryobi service person. I am sure that my Ryobi’s plastic lower blade guard was not meant to be disassembled by well-meaning, but inexperienced amateurs! Am I correct in my analysis of my situation?
Thanks in advance for any wise words.