The Family Handyman
Ever wondered how to remove a table saw blade without scratching your hand and fingers when you loosen the arbor nut? Here’s the elegant and safe solution. Unplug the saw, lift out the throat plate and clamp the cranked-up blade in a handscrew. Now you can hold the handscrew—not the blade!—while untightening the arbor nut. The wood jaw surfaces can’t ding up the blade. This method works just as well for tightening the blade on the saw. Thanks to reader Graham McCulloch for this useful tip.