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
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.
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:
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