Is it the saw, the blade or me?

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Been having trouble with circular saws. I have a Skill 5150, which works well "for some values". Specifically, the saw blade will bind and start to spin. Not good.
    Got a replacement 5155 at Yon Local Pawn Shoppe, and while the blade it came with gives no problem, when I swapped the rough cut blade for the regular blade I had (the one which spun) - it too would stick and spin. I was trying to cut masonite" - tempered hardboard they call these days.     Two things I'd noted - label on this saw says "to prevent kickback", tighten the retaining bolt a "1/8 turn past finger tight". This is a new one to me.     Also, the blade I had is a thin blade, all steel with no carbide teeth. the question I'm asking myself "Could it be that this blade is 'too thin' for this setup?" as in, the saw can't get a grip on it.
    Other than that, it works fine, and I did manage to make the cuts need for today.
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On Wed, 28 Aug 2019 19:36:11 -0700, pyotr filipivich

Did you try putting a washer under the retaining bolt?
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-0400 typed in rec.woodworking the following:

    The saw did not come with one; the blade it had worked. I'm starting to think it might be that the blade, being of the inexpensive sort, is a bit on the thin side, so doesn't get held as tightly.
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On 8/28/2019 10:36 PM, pyotr filipivich wrote:

The common factor, at least from the tests you present, seem to place the blame on the thin blade not being clamped in place. A test would be to try another thin blade and see if the pattern holds. If you are serious about continuing to use thin blades (I like them myself) with this saw, a set of "blade stiffeners" might be in order. Lee Valley makes a nicely-machined set but I'm not sure they would work with your arbor and do cost $20 so they might not be the first choice if you are not splurging. I do use them on my TS with thin-kerf blades.
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in rec.woodworking the following:

    Thanks. May , uhh , "salvage" the one off the old saw.
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On 8/29/2019 3:51 PM, pyotr filipivich wrote:

snip...

That's the attitude -- never throw anything away because you will probably need it the day after you do. Every now and then I have to excavate my shop so that I can get to the Robland...
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in rec.woodworking the following:

    I'm in the middle of moving my shop. One reason is, while I know I probably have one of "those" I can't find or get to it. (Last time I moved, I found two soldering irons, still in their display packaging.)
    Once upon a time, I had a rather extensive collection of copper and brass "bits", keys, this's and that's.. Which I intended to use some day. Wound up selling most of it to a recycler, which put some cash in my pocket.     Now I've started all over, but I have fewer sources of supply. (But you should see my stack of pallets!) "Some day ..."
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On Friday, August 30, 2019 at 11:11:58 AM UTC-4, pyotr filipivich wrote: ...snip...

...snip...
It not uncommon for an alcoholic/addict to believe that if they "move" they'll be able to stop drinking/using. "I just need to get away from here/them/this and I'll be OK."
It turns out that no matter where they go, they take themselves and therefore, their behaviors, with them.
I think the same thing applies to losing stuff in a shop. I could move my shop, make it bigger, throw it all away and start over. It probably wouldn't matter. Unless I change *me*, the location of my shop isn't going to make a bit of difference in how organized it is.
“We admitted we were powerless over our messiness — that ou r shops had become unmanageable."
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snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com on Fri, 30 Aug 2019 14:56:51 -0700 (PDT) typed in rec.woodworking the following:

    The monks have a saying "a lace will not save you". Meaning, juts that, it isn't the location, but what you bring with you, which is the problem.

    In this case, I'm moving the shop, because I want to unpack the office. See the blue shed was built first, and it worked, but I then wound up storing most of my books etc in the revamped green shed. So to get to the books, I need to empty out the green shed, but first, I have to empty out the blue shed, so the stuff in the green shed will have someplace to go. And then do something about all the stuff in the carport, which ...
    If I win the lottery jackpot, I'll have the same problems, just at a higher cash flow level.

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On Fri, 30 Aug 2019 22:26:10 -0700, pyotr filipivich

If you win a big enough lottery you get to make it someone else's problem. Hey, you, you, and you, clean out the blue shed . . .

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-0400 typed in rec.woodworking the following:

    Oh yeah. I get to hire someone to do the picking up and putting down. Now in addition to having to find the time for the directing, _now_I have to find time to take care of payroll! It never ends. B-)
    I'll also be saying "load that on the truck to Goodwill" because I'm expecting a delivery from Grizzly / Grangier / Haas tomorrow.     And so it goes. Still can't find anything, but it is a higher quality of stuff I'm looking for.

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On Sat, 31 Aug 2019 08:54:59 -0700, pyotr filipivich

Nahh, you hire somebody to do that, too.

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On Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at 7:36:26 PM UTC-7, pyotr filipivich wrote:

There's a double-D pair of flats on the shaft, that engage the retaining/ clamping flange so blade torque can't loosen the screw?
If the retaining screw and flange can tighten down onto a zero-thickness blade, it has plenty of pressure against the thin blade, I suspect. But, that requires the shaft and flange have enough engagement. It should be easy to test (and don't forget, a bit of sawdust in the blind hole that retaining screw goes into, can also get in the way).
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typed in rec.woodworking the following:

    All things considered, getting a "new" saw was simpler. Only, I have the same problem (just to a lesser degree) but this one is nicer.     I'm still kicking myself for letting the Makita get away at a garage sale.
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