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CarpenterJS 01-17-2013 08:01 AM

Old Craftsman Compound Miter Saw
How do you change the blade on an 8 1/4 Craftsman Compound Miter Saw. I can get the nut off the arbor, but I can't seem to get the guard out of the way??

joecaption 01-17-2013 09:12 AM

Model #
Got a picture?
Most often you just flip it by hand out of the way.

CarpenterJS 01-17-2013 09:54 AM

Miter Saw
Thanks Joe. I will try that. It seems to only move when I lower the saw; and then it gets in the way of getting the blade out. I can't seem to find a screw, nut, something that would release the shield so I can get the blade out. But I will try again. C-JS:)

joecaption 01-17-2013 10:30 AM

If you could let us know what the model # is we could see what your dealing with.

SeniorSitizen 01-17-2013 04:24 PM

I've changed blades on my BILs older Craftsman long time ago and more recently on my Delta and I recall having to remove a screw on both . It seems like I had to raise the guard up to see it .

jagans 01-17-2013 04:41 PM

There is usually a lift-arm secured by a cap screw.

Post a Picture. 8-1/4" is a Dewalt Radial Arm Saw Size.

princelake 01-17-2013 06:43 PM

i actually have one that i bought about 8-10years ago. i bought it for doing small jobs so i dont have lug a big saw around. its fallen out of the back of my van and taking a real beating. i believe its actually a 8 1/2" but no blade exists. 8 1/4" blades are out there but are few and far between. going off memory i just stick a wood shim to hold the guard up. and theres a plate you unscrew so you can undo the arbour nut and at the motor theres a brake. i'll check tomorrow and maybe even take some pictures for you.

CarpenterJS 01-19-2013 11:35 AM

Old Compound Miter Saw
Ok. Thanks for all the input. I was dealing with a Craftsman from Sears. The model number is 900.233550. I ended up locating a sears owners manual which showed me how to get the blade off. It was an allen screw on the oppositie side. In terms of locating a new blade, it turned out to be impossible. I did find a feollow locally, in Ferndale, MI, Elliot Saw Works, who sharpened the blade for me. In my travels to locate a new blade, I came across a company selling old compound miter saws. It turns out Black and Decker made an identical model.:no:

chitownken 01-19-2013 01:27 PM

Try Googling "8 1/4 saw blade". Seems to be quite a few different ones out there. You didn't say what your arbor size was.

princelake 01-19-2013 09:08 PM

im 90% sure that the proper size is an 8 1/2" blade but a 8 1/4" blade does work.this is the blade i use on my saw. i get a 60% discount on benchmark tools and i get the blade for $13 haha!

heres a decent blade for it

the 8 1/4" blades are much easier to find because panel saw are 8 1/4".

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