How to Change a Mitre Saw Blade

Are you looking to change a mitre saw blade? It’s not as daunting of a task as it may seem. With the right tools and knowledge, changing out your old blade for something new is quick and easy. In this blog post, we’ll explain how to do just that: from gathering the necessary tools to removing the old blade and installing the new one. So let’s get started on our journey into learning how to change a mitre saw blade – no experience required.

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Gather the Necessary Tools

Changing a mitre saw blade is not as difficult as it may seem. Before you begin, make sure to gather the necessary tools for the job. You will need an adjustable wrench, a screwdriver and, of course, a new blade.

The adjustable wrench is used to loosen and tighten bolts that secure the blade in place on your mitre saw. The size of the wrench should match up with the size of the bolt head on your saw; if you’re unsure what size you need, consult your owner’s manual or take a look at other blades available online for comparison.

A screwdriver can be used to remove any screws that may be holding down the old blade guard or cover plate, which covers up some parts of the motor housing and protects them from dust and debris when cutting wood or metal materials with your saw. Make sure to use one that fits snugly into each screw head so there won’t be any slippage while removing them.

Finally, don’t forget to purchase a new blade. There are many different types available depending on what type of material you plan on cutting most often (wood versus metal). Be sure to double check all measurements before buying; this includes diameter, bore hole size and shape, as well as the number of teeth per inch (TPI), so it will fit correctly onto your mitre saw’s arbour shaft without needing any modifications made beforehand.

Before you can remove the old blade, it’s important to make sure you have all the necessary tools for the job. With these in hand, you’re now ready to move on and learn how to remove the old blade.

Remove the Old Blade

Removing the old blade from your saw can be a daunting task, but with the right tools and some patience, it’s not too difficult. To start, you’ll need an adjustable wrench or socket set to loosen the bolts that hold the blade in place.

An old mitre saw blade

Once you have all of your tools ready, begin by unplugging your saw from any power source and make sure it is off before proceeding. Then, use your wrench or socket set to loosen each bolt that holds the blade in place until they are completely unscrewed. Be careful not to drop them as they could easily get lost in between pieces of wood or other debris on the floor.

Next, carefully lift up on one side of the blade while supporting its weight with both hands so that it does not fall out unexpectedly. If necessary, use a flathead screwdriver to pry up gently on either side of the blade for extra leverage if needed – just be sure not to scratch or damage anything else around it. Once lifted enough, slowly pull outwards until free from its mounting hole and then remove entirely from your saw table top surface area.

Finally, inspect both sides of the removed blade for any signs of wear, such as chips or cracks, which may indicate that replacement is necessary sooner rather than later. This will help ensure safe operation when using new blades going forward. With these steps complete, you should now have successfully removed an old worn-out blade from your saw and be ready for installation of a brand new one soon after.

Removing the old blade is an important step in replacing a mitre saw blade. Make sure to take your time and follow all safety instructions before proceeding to install the new blade.

Key Takeaway: To change a mitre saw blade, you’ll need an adjustable wrench or socket set to loosen the bolts and then carefully lift up one side of the blade. Inspect both sides for any signs of wear before replacing with a new blade.

Install the New Blade

Installing a new blade on your saw is an important task that should not be taken lightly. It’s essential to make sure the blade is properly aligned and secured before you begin using it.

To start, gather all the necessary tools for the job. You’ll need a wrench or socket set, a screwdriver, and some gloves for safety. Make sure you have enough room to work comfortably as well.

New mitre saw blade

Once everything is in place, remove the old blade from your saw by loosening its bolts with either a wrench or socket set, depending on what type of hardware was used when installing it originally. Be careful not to lose any screws during this process. Once removed, inspect both sides of the old blade for signs of wear and tear before disposing of it safely.

Now it’s time to install the new blade onto your saw. Line up its teeth with those of the saw, so they are perfectly aligned before tightening down each bolt securely with either a wrench or socket set (again, depending on what type of hardware was used). As you do this step-by-step, check that everything looks right and nothing has shifted out of place while tightening down each bolt one at a time until they are all secure – don’t forget about those hard-to-reach places too.

Finally, double check that everything is lined up correctly once more before giving it one last test run just to make sure everything works properly – no surprises here, please. With these simple steps in mind, you can easily replace an old, worn, out blade with ease; happy cutting everyone.

Key Takeaway: Replacing a mitre saw blade is easy with the right tools and steps. Gather a wrench socket set, screwdriver and gloves; loosen bolts, inspect old blades for wear & tear; align new blade teeth & tighten down each bolt securely. Double check everything before testing it out.


With the right tools and some patience, you can easily swap out your old blade for a new one in no time. Now that you know how to change a mitre saw blade, you can make sure your projects are always running smoothly with sharp blades.

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