Home Improvement | 27 January 2017How to Change a Chop Saw Blade Share article facebook twitter google pinterest A chop saw is a tool used for many different things. One purpose is to cut metal when welding. It is important to keep a nice, sharp blade on the chop. It is also important to be careful and safe when changing the blade. Here is step by step how to change a chop saw blade from Learn to Weld. After you’ve used a blade or two, there will be a lot of debris inside the upper plate guard. When you put a new blade in, stay at arm’s length from the saw and let it run for a few seconds to knock out all of the metal and old blade remnants. You should be wearing eye protection and a mask or respirator. It’s easier to access the arbor nut when the front guard is clamped back. Hold down the arbor lock (located on the opposite side of the nut) and unscrew the nut with the wrench provided by the manufacturer. Remove any metal debris or buildup from the inside of the guard before you replace the disk. Before you replace the arbor nut, make sure the collar and flange assembly are lined up correctly with the arbor. When tightening the nut, make sure the disk is flush to the back flange. if it is off, the disk can wobble when in motion. Buy from an Online Retailer US: UK: Master MIG welding and the metal fabrication techniques you need to repair, create, and duplicate projects in your home welding studio. Learn to Weld starts with the basics: setting up your studio, the right safety gear and safety procedures, and the equipment and materials you will need to begin with welding. With the help of step-by-step metalworking photos and tutorials, you will learn detailed techniques for cutting and grinding, and for joinery using a MIG welder. Practice the techniques and projects, and you’ll soon be able to repair, create, and duplicate metal fabrication projects in your own welding studio. Best of all, you will have both the fundamental skills and the confidence you need to create whatever is in your imagination. With Learn to Weld you’ll be equipped to conquer a world of welding projects. Share article facebook twitter google pinterest If you have any comments on this article please contact us or get in touch via social media.