How To Change A Blade On A Circular Saw?

Circular saws are a popular choice for home improvement projects because they are versatile and easy to use. However, like all tools, they need occasional maintenance to keep them in good working order. In this blog post, we’ll show you how to change the blade on a circular saw so you can continue your projects with ease.

Different Ways to Change a Circular Saw Blade: 

Some circular saws are equipped with blade locks that allow them to change blades easily. To remove the old blade, simply press the release button on the lock. Once the blade is free, slide it out of the protective cover and replace it with a new one. The protective cover will prevent accidents while you replace the blade, and keeping your hands away from the spinning blade it will also prevent injuries. Other circular saws use bolts to secure the blades in place. To remove them, simply loosen each bolt with a wrench or socket set before sliding out the old blade and inserting a new one.

Note

If your saw uses bolts, make sure you replace them in the same position as they were when you removed the old blade. 

There are still other circular saws that use a pin to attach blades. To remove this type of blade, push down on the release button while simultaneously pulling the old blade out from the front. Insert your new blade into place and snap the safety cover back into position.

Before attaching a new blade, it is a good idea to check the old one for damage or wear. If you see any cracks in the material of your saw blades, do not attempt to use them again because they may break apart during cutting and cause an accident. You can also consult your owner’s manual for your saw’s safety guidelines to make sure you’re using the correct blade.

Turn Your Circular Saw on and Off 

Once you have a new circular saw blade attached to your tool, you need to test it out before sending it off on any major projects. To do this safely, turn your saw on for a few seconds at medium speed and make sure it is functioning properly. If you encounter any problems, you’ll need to remove the blade and replace it again until it works correctly. Once your saw is working as intended, turn off the power and unplug it before placing it away for future use.

Now that you know how to change a circular saw blade, why not check out our guide to using a circular saw? Also, if you have any other questions about this process or need some additional advice, please leave us a comment in the box below. We would be happy to help answer your questions.

Shut off the saw and unplug it from the power source:

Ensure the saw is unplugged from the power source before you attempt any maintenance.

Loosen each bolt with a wrench or socket set:

If your blade uses bolts, make sure you loosen them first so they can slide freely when you remove and replace them to avoid accidentally tightening them too much during replacement.

Push down on the release button while simultaneously pulling the old blade out from the front:

To remove a pin-style blade, push down on the release button while simultaneously pulling it out of place.

Insert your new blade into place and snap the safety back into position: 

Slide your new blade under the protective cover until it stops. Ensure that the blade is firmly in place before snapping the safety cover back into position.

Turn your saw on for a few seconds at medium speed to test it: 

Once you have replaced your saw’s blade, turn it on and let it run at low speeds for about 30 seconds until you are sure everything is working correctly.

Open up the housing unit and remove the blade guard: 

Most saws are equipped with a housing unit that you can open with a screwdriver or by using the release button. After opening the housing, you will see the blade guard assembly inside. Usually, there is a lever on both sides of this part that you must depress in order to remove it. Once the old blade guard is removed, make sure the housing is clean and free of any debris before replacing it.

Loosen the screws that hold the blade in place with a screwdriver or wrench:

On some saws, you will have to loosen the screws that hold the blade in place with a screwdriver or wrench. 

Use a screwdriver to remove the old blade:

Find an appropriate replacement blade and use a screwdriver to push it into place. Check your owner’s manual for specific instructions for this step. Once you have it in place, you can turn on your saw and run it for about 30 seconds to ensure everything is working as intended.

Remove the old blade and replace it with a new one:

Once you have a new blade positioned correctly, turn off your saw and unplug it before removing the old blade. Take the new blade with you to the hardware store so that you can get an extra if necessary in case you damage this one during use.

Slide the back of your circular saw through the hole on the interior side of your circular saw.

Insert the blade into place using a screwdriver or wrench to loosen the bolts that hold it in place, if necessary.

There are two different methods for replacing your circular saw’s blade depending on the type of tool you have. First, determine whether or not your saw uses bolts or pins to attach its blades. If your blade only uses bolts, then you will have to remove them before replacing your blade.

If your saw uses bolts, make sure you loosen them first so they can slide freely when you remove and replace them to avoid accidentally tightening them too much during replacement.

Push down on the release button while simultaneously pulling the old blade out from the front: 

The second method for replacing a circular saw blade is to push down on the release button while simultaneously pulling it out from the front.

Slide your new blade under the protective cover until it stops. Ensure that the blade is firmly in place before snapping the safety cover back into position.

Conclusion:

Changing a blade on a circular saw is not as hard as it may seem. With just a few simple steps and some common tools, you can have the job done in no time. Remember to always be careful when working with power tools and follow all safety instructions to avoid any accidents. Have you tried changing a blade on a circular saw before? What was your experience like? Let us know in the comments below.