No announcement yet.

Blade slipping

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Blade slipping

    I have a Makita saw. The blade holders are allen type screws. I just cannot get the blade to stay in. As soon as I turn the saw on there is a little slippage and the tension is gone. I cannot believe I need a torque wrench to to get a blade to stay in. I have used Olsen and flying D blades large and small.

    Maybe a replacement clamps? Sand paper? Corrosive deadly solvent? Trained monkey to keep them tight?



  • #2
    A routine thing I do with every blade is rough up the ends with some sandpaper. There is a film on them that can cause them to slip out of the clamps. Next thing I would suggest looking at is making sure the allen screws seat perfectly together. Tighten the screws without a blade in them. Look closely at how they meet. If it looks like they aren't making full contact across the entire face of both ends, you may need to file a little off to get them to seat properly. This is all trial & error, so take it slow and work up to it, or it will be like sawing legs off of a table to get it level.
    Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter. Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."


    Unconfigured Ad Widget


    Latest Topics


    • keystonecop
      Had to post this just for Rolf.
      by keystonecop
      117 puzzles have had their first bath in watco natural oil. My yearly order from the store that buys from me.
      No I do not eat that much mayo....
      You do not have permission to view this gallery.
      This gallery has 1 photos.
      Today, 05:32 PM
    • Rolf
      Excalibur 21 repair #2
      by Rolf
      I just finished rebuilding my friends 2nd EX 21, This one was in much better shape than the first. No rusty bearings this time but I re-greased them anyway.
      I adjusted the front back motion and and the blade is also at 90 degrees to the table when using the locating pin.

      I used...
      Today, 02:44 PM
    • Bill Wilson
      Reply to Recommendations anyone?
      by Bill Wilson
      If it means the difference between cutting something and doing nothing, then go for it. It might not be the choice of most of us, but we aren't working under the same constraints as you. Hope it works out for you. Looking forward to a review, once you get a few miles on it.
      Yesterday, 02:42 PM
    • old fa_t
      Reply to Recommendations anyone?
      by old fa_t
      After totally over-thinking this, I have decided to go ahead with the Micro Mark Saw. It will enable me to do everything I can imagine in my limited space and budget.
      I thank everyone for offering advice, and I look forward to receiving more. As soon as I get it and set it up, I will post pictures...
      Yesterday, 07:37 AM
    • will8989
      Reply to Need any wood?
      by will8989
      Figured it out. The photos were Live and I had to edit them. As you can see, we were quite lucky they didn’t come crashing down in a storm. The last picture was a 2 trunk tree. My son already split a truck load today.

      Next project, the roofer next week. Yippee....
      04-20-2021, 08:56 PM