Circular Saw - Blade Plug Problem
Hi everyone! I bought a new circular saw over the weekend and experienced something I never have before. Out of the box, I literally could not get the blade plug to loosen so I could install the blade for the very first time. Every time I went to loosen the blade plug, the blade motor would turn as well and though I tried using vise-grips or wedging a phillipshead in between, nothing worked.
I've had issues with past saws where, once the blade is in, wedging some wood can stop the blade motor from rotating when I remove the plug, but I have no idea what to do with this, as the blade plug/motor area is small.
Any help would be appreciated!