chop saw and arthritis

Can anyone recommend a chop saw or compound miter saw with the easiest way of replacing the blade? We have a DeWalt but it has become too difficult to replace the blade, because of arthritic hands and little strength. The saw would be used mainly for small cuts, as my friend makes dollhouses. She would be comfortable with an 8" saw but it needs to be really easy to deal with. Thanks for any help!
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Linda,
I would think that asking a neighbor or a friend to change the blade would be a much less expensive route than purchasing a different miter saw. The number of times needed to change a blade for making doll house parts has to be almost minimal unless they're using specialty blades that need to be swapped.
No expert on different types of miter saws but there are others ( like Charles Self) that are and can guide you on selecting another miter saw. Most of the ones I'm familiar with require about the same amount of effort as the DeWalt and you would be getting a lesser product probably too.
Bob S.

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LindaR wrote:

Considering the use, the blade would probably changed very infrequently. Why not buy a good carbide blade if you don't have one already, and ask a friend or relative to put it on. Should last maybe a year or two or more with the intended use.
I don't claim to know your circumstances, but I know that I could ask me neighbros on either side or front or back and they'd jump in to do it. Far cheaper than $200 and up for a new saw.
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LindaR wrote:

You've been told tha keeping the saw is the best idea and I'd agree with that. It sounds as though the problem is getting the bolt holding the blade to break loose easily. Find a pipe that will fit over the end of the wrench that you use to tighten and loosen the bolt. put the wrench on the nut and hold it there, slide the pipe over the hnadle of the wrencha dn use the pipe as the handle. The longer the pipe, the easier it will be to move the bolt. Simple leverage, and the handle will be bigger and so easier to hold. I hate arthritis. Hope that helps, Dave in Fairfax
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