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    can someone please tell me what saw is the same as mine in the way the blades are changed,,,,my saw is axminster AWVFS variable speed fretsaw 700153,,,,,,i have bin tould have to take the side of machine to get to bottom to fit bottom blade ,,,,surely there is an easy way ,,,i very new to all this so ear with me,,,, would like to watch on utube maybe a saw like mine ,,,
    thanks tracey

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    Tracey,

    The machine I started on is similar, I believe. Looking at the picture that white plate with the two stickers on is covering the bottom blade attachment. I took mine off along with the hold down and the guard. It looks as if it is only secured with two bolts.

    I discarded all three bits. Otherwise there is no way to change the blade without trying to "fish" for the attachment. I think they are only put on for some H&S numpty. They just make things impossible with them on.

    Let us know how you get on.
    Last edited by Mayo Farmer; 02-23-2012, 01:37 PM. Reason: Thought of something else
    Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.

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    • #3
      thanks for that a friend of another site has said the same thing, what a stupid design having to take side of ,,,,,my friend is going to skype me tomz and help me set my saw up, she is from france and its very kind of her
      tracey

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      • #4
        I agree, after getting my first saw, I quickly realised that very little thought had been put into how the thing would actually be used.

        I suppose someone had seen a potential for putting your hands or fingers underneath the saw table while the saw was running and coming into contact with the blade. I take it that your saw types pin end blades? Mine did and it was just possible to change the blades by fishing for the cup hookd through the hole in the saw table. Most unsatisfactory.

        But one thing it will do far better than anyone telling you, is let you know inexpensively whether you like the hobby or not, and it will let you see for yourself all the features you want on your next saw.

        Good Luck
        Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.

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        • #5
          hi yes you are right, if i can manage to use the saw and like it, i hope i do if i can get the hang of it , then yes i would move onto a better one ,,,,,think i may need lots of practise first lol
          take care
          tracey

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