How To Change Blade On Kobalt Circular Saw | A Comprehensive Guide

There are times when you will need to change the blade on your Kobalt circular saw. Perhaps you’re cutting a wide piece of wood and the original blade can’t complete the job, or maybe the blade has simply worn down and needs to be replaced. But the question is how to change the blade on the Kobalt circular saw?

In short, to change the blade remove the current blade by loosening the bolt that holds it in place. Next, align the new blade with the bolt holes and hand-tighten the bolts to hold it in place. Finally, use a wrench to finish tightening the bolts.

No matter what the reason, changing the blade is a relatively easy task that can be done in just a few minutes. In this article, I will show you how to do it safely and easily. 

How To Change Blade On Kobalt Circular Saw Step by Step: 

With my step-by-step guide, changing the blade on your Kobalt circular saw is easy and straightforward. You’ll be able to do it in no time at all


Make sure your cordless power tool is switched off and unplugged from the wall outlet before changing its blades. 


Use your screwdriver to remove the screws from both of the yellow plastic covers that are found on either side of the blade housing area of your tool. 


Remove both of these pieces and set them aside in a secure location where they won’t get lost or damaged while you’re working on your circular saw. 


Take out any old or broken blades from inside both chambers with your fingers, but make sure you don’t remove the protective piece of metal that is behind each one. 


Insert the new blade into either chamber and then use both hands to hold your circular saw and tighten the screws very snugly around them to make sure they won’t come loose while you’re cutting something. The best-recommended blade that I use is IRWIN.


Reinsert both yellow pieces back onto their respective sides, and put all of your other tools away before switching on your green Kobalt power tool and testing its function out on a few pieces of wood to see if it’s working as well as new.

Tips For Keeping Your Blades In Good Condition

Make sure you have a way to catch sawdust, otherwise you’re going to have an excess of trouble when it comes time for clean-up. Circular saws can be used at work just well as in your own home so they need to be cleaned no matter what.

Keeping blades free from dirt and debris that accumulates when using them at work or when you’re using them in a professional setting is an excellent way to keep them safe and decrease the risk of injuries while protecting their longevity over time.

If there’s a lot of material collecting around your circular saw or any other blade, wipe it down or vacuum it off before continuing on with whatever job you’ve set out to do.  

Once you’ve removed all of these pieces, pull out any old or broken blades and make sure there’s nothing left inside both chambers before proceeding any. After checking both parts, use a screwdriver to tighten both of them up so they’ll be ready when you are.

Safety products that are recommended for using circular saw safely:

  1. Safety Glasses (I Use DEWALT DPG82-11C)
  2. Ear Protection (I Use 3M WorkTunes)
  3. Dust Mask(I Use 10059526 Dust Mask)
  4. Protective Gloves (I Use (580LA))


When you are done with the blade, be sure to put it in a safe place so that no one will get hurt. This includes putting it back into its original packaging or storing the blade somewhere where children cannot reach it.

If there is any chance of someone else using your saw before you do, then store extra blades separately from the tool itself, and remember to label them accordingly! Use this guide for help on how to change the blade on the Kobalt circular saw.


What type of saw blade do you need for the project you’re working on?

There are several types of saw blades available on the market, each with its own design and intended purpose.
Circular saw blades are designed for cutting through hard materials like metal, wood, or plastic with a circular motion that can be repeated over and over without stopping. There are three major components to these tools: 
The teeth, which remove material from whatever you’re cutting; the body of the blade, which is either thin steel or thick steel depending on how much support it needs; and the tangential hook, which makes sure that when your blade jumps back in after making contact with whatever you’re cutting there’s enough distance between it your project to make sure you don’t damage the very thing you’ve been working so hard to create. 
Handsaw blades are much smaller than circular saw blades, which makes them ideal for when you’re working with something that’s very thin and delicate, like when you’re carving a piece of wood into the shape of an animal figure. Handsaws don’t need to be able to withstand high amounts of torque or pressure so they can be made out of thinner materials than circular saw blades.