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
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!
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
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.
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
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.
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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