Black and Decker Cordless Circular Saw – Install the Blade

Did you just buy a Black and Decker cordless circular saw? It has everything you need to get it running in the package itself. Just the blade is not pre-installed and you have to do it by yourself. Reading a user manual to find out how to do it can be pretty time-consuming. But if you read this helpful guide you will be able to install the blade within minutes.

Black and Decker is one of the top brands when it comes to home-based tools and appliances. They have an excellent reputation, affordable prices, and a pretty reliable service. If you chose to buy a cordless circular saw from the company, we understand why you would do so. Ask any professional for recommendations on tools for home and they will definitely include this brand in the list.


Cordless vs Corded Circular Saw

Slowly we are looking at more manufacturers focusing on cordless power tools. That is because of the fact that it is much more portable and light compared to a corded one. But a cordless power tool comes with its own set of disadvantages too. If you are not a fan of charging batteries then you are better off with a corded one. But then again you are bound by a cord and would need an outlet to power the tool.

Where a corded circular saw would be bound by a cord, you are also getting more power. It does not stop working till you want it to stop. Unless there is a malfunction in the mechanism, it will keep working till it has power. So you are exchanging the ultimate portability with power and limitless usage.

Meanwhile, cordless circular saws are also pretty powerful. They get the job done pretty smoothly. Cordless tools are getting better with each new model these brands are releasing. With a more powerful battery, you can also get decent mileage as well.

It is these qualities that people are more attracted to cordless circular saws. And Black and Decker’s cordless circular saw is a prime example of a powerful and reliable cordless power tool.


How to Install the Blade of a Black and Decker’s Cordless Circular Saw

When you purchase the Black and Decker’s cordless circular saw, the blade is not installed out of the box. You need to install it, but all of the tools required to install the blade are already present in the package. There is an Allen key that is on the saw itself, you will only need that.

Step 1)

Firstly, take the battery out of the cordless circular saw. Make sure there is no power source on any saw when you are planning to touch the blade. Just slide the battery out of the circular saw.

Step 2)

Press the spindle lock under the handle and rotate the blade so it gets locked in place. After that remove the guard from the blade and move it up till it’s locked as well.

Step 3)

Take the included Allen key that is inserted into the circular saw. Use it to turn the blade retaining screw which is on the side of the blade. Take it out along with the outer washer.

Step 4)

Slide the blade inside the saw from underneath and fit the blade on the inner flange. After which you place the outer washer on the spindle.

Step 5)

Slowly use the Allen key to put the screw back on the blade and tighten it. Make sure the spindle lock is pressed when you do so.

And just like that, the circular saw is ready for use. All you have to do now is give it a test. Just slide the battery back on the saw and press the trigger. If the blade is rotating properly, it means it was a successful installation. You can go ahead and use the blade now and work on your DIY projects without any issues.


Things to Be Careful of when Installing the Blade on Your Black and Decker Cordless Circular Saw

  • Make sure you take the battery out of the saw whenever you are handling the blade. If possible wear protective gloves as well.
  • Do not forget, safety first. When operating or working with your circular saw use protective gear. It can save your life.
  • Make sure the teeth of the saw are facing in the right direction when you are installing it. There is an arrow on the blade that indicates the direction you have to install the blade in. Matching the arrow on the blade with the arrow on the tool is the right way.
  • Do not lose the Allen key included with the circular saw. Make sure to put it back in place after use so it stays in its place. If you lose it, you will have to find another Allen key of the same size. It is easier to keep it safe as it has a safe place of its own on the saw itself.

Use the included battery charger to charge the battery on the saw. Do not use any other external chargers as they might not be optimized for the task. They might end up damaging

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