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  • 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?



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    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.
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