Remove the key from your saw and unplug it (table saws like other stationery shop equipment come with a safety key, usually bright colored) Place the key in your toolbox, which is on the opposite side of the room.
Seriously, for table saws, you can never be too careful. Remove your saw’s guard and riving knife (ours is undone with a knob/screw, but depending on your saw, you may require wrenches or Allen keys.)
Remove the throat plate after you’ve removed the guard and knife (the metal plate around the blade). Raise your blade to its maximum height.
7 Easy Steps of Replace A Table Saw Guard
Disconnecting the Electricity:
Before changing the blade on your table saw, disconnect it like you would any other power equipment.
Removing the Throat Plate and the Blade Guard:
You’ll want to make sure you’re following the manufacturer’s instructions exactly.
Raising the Blade:
I will expose your blade to remove when you remove the guard. Raise it to its highest point for the most convenient removal.
Loosening the Arbor Nut and Removing the Arbor Nut:
When doing so, avoid putting your fingers too close to the teeth. To remove the blade, you must first unscrew the arbor nut.
Also, be careful when removing the nut because it might easily slip into the table saw’s body. Remove the washers as well and set them aside for the following step.
Removing the Blade and Replacing With a New One:
The blade will be exposed and ready to be removed from the saw. Slowly slide it out, being careful not to injure your fingers.
Place the new one and make sure it’s in a suitable spot. The teeth should ideally point towards you rather than away from you.
Replacing the Throat Plate and Blade Guard and Replacing the Arbor Nut with the Washers:
To complete the installation, secure the blade guard as well. To ensure security, put the neck plate on and make sure it clicks into place.
Tighten the washer and arbor nut to their proper positions.
To correctly secure the blade, make sure they are tight and not fidgety.
Reconnect the Electricity:
If it’s wobbly, tighten the arbor and double-check that all other parts are in place. Reconnect the saw by plugging it back into the power outlet.
Turn on the saw and let it run to see if the blade is in the proper position.