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Old 11-07-2007, 07:19 PM   #1
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I just brought a new 6.5" B&D circular saw, how come the blade is spinning on reverse rotation, instead of spinning counter clock wise, it's spinning clock wise.

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Old 11-07-2007, 07:37 PM   #2
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Your holding it backwards

You plugged it in backwards

Seriously if it is running clockwise take it back.
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Old 11-07-2007, 07:55 PM   #3
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What side of the equater are you located in?

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What MinConst said...
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Old 11-07-2007, 08:32 PM   #4
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Is it a right or left-handed saw? Either clockwise or counterclockwise could be correct, depending on the orientation of the blade to the motor. The important thing is that the front of the blade is traveling up. If the front of the blade spins down, you should definitely take it back.

BTW, 6.5" circ saw? Is this a cordless or something? Strange size.
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Old 11-07-2007, 09:12 PM   #5
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Also, make sure the blade isn't on backwards... There's usually an arrow that indicates the direction it's supposed to go -- that plus what NateHanson said above should let you know if it's working.
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I'm using a masonry blade, I want to cut some bricks with it.
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Old 11-08-2007, 07:50 AM   #7
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ALL hand held circular saws spin so the blade goes up at the front of the saw regardless of which type you have.
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