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Forum topic by Reabocks posted 02-20-2020 02:53 PM 478 views 0 times favorited 19 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-20-2020 02:53 PM

I have a 12” Ridgid compound miter saw that I could not get the blade nut off to change the blade. Now from trying so many times the arbor hex is rounded out and I was wanting to see if anyone could help me with ideas to remove this now.


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#1 posted 02-20-2020 03:45 PM

Use a bolt extractor, if you can purchase. Vise grips will also work and I’ve used a chisel and hammer to remove them also. Check the internet as it will give you several options.

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#2 posted 02-20-2020 03:50 PM

i would try a Vise Grip and dont forget to turn the right way left is tight right is lose so clock wise is lose :<)))

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#3 posted 02-20-2020 04:05 PM

+1 ^^^ What he said, it’s a reverse thread

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#4 posted 02-20-2020 04:17 PM

Always remember ” lefty loosy, righty tighty!!!!!!!

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#5 posted 02-20-2020 04:17 PM

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#6 posted 02-20-2020 04:35 PM

I have had success using a dremel with a cutoff wheel. Cut a slot for screwdriver.

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#7 posted 02-20-2020 04:46 PM

Poor-mans impact wrench – vice grips and a hammer to smack it with. The impact should break it free, after which it should come right off. And yes, pay attention to thread direction – should be a reverse thread like mentioned.

Cheers,
Brad

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#8 posted 02-20-2020 04:51 PM

Thanks for the replies and yes I am trying to take it off clockwise. One thing I failed to mention was the blade has a laser guide on it which makes the bolt sit flush down in the guide so there is nothing to grasp with vice grips,

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#9 posted 02-20-2020 04:51 PM

It would be real important to know if this is infact a reverse thread. I learned this many years ago when attempting to remove a gas grill tank. Who knew? I like the cutting a screwdriver slot myself.

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#10 posted 02-20-2020 05:07 PM

It would be real important to know if this is infact a reverse thread.
- controlfreak

The blade nut will loosen in the same direction the blade spins – which prevents it from backing itself off the arbor. So if your blade spins clockwise, you loosen clockwise. If it spins counterclockwise, then that is which way it loosens.

One thing I failed to mention was the blade has a laser guide on it which makes the bolt sit flush down in the guide so there is nothing to grasp with vice grips,
- Reabock

As for not being able to get a vice grip on it – that does present a problem. I guess that means a wrench won’t work either and you need to use a socket? If so, try and find a socket that is the next size smaller and tap it on the nut with a small hammer to seat it. Cheaper sockets will typically conform to the buggered nut better than high-dollar ones. Then use an impact wrench on it. Hitting it with a little heat first, if possible, will also help.

Cheers,
Brad

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#11 posted 02-20-2020 07:45 PM

New favorite phrase

Buggered Nuts

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#12 posted 02-20-2020 10:25 PM

Cut off wheel.

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#13 posted 02-21-2020 01:08 AM

Punch or chisel. Even if recessed you can probably get enough leverage with a punch. Reverse thread. Another use for a sharpie: Make a big note on the guard so you don’t forget!

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#14 posted 02-22-2020 05:12 PM

Thanks for the replies. I did know which way it turned to loosen its just froze up on the housing. Been soaking in WD 40 and will try an easy out. If that doesnt work I’ll just have to cut it off.

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#15 posted 02-22-2020 05:20 PM

Yep dremel with cut off wheel close enough to make it weak enough to break off. Don’t want to cut into the threads

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