Circular saw jammed

Discussion in 'Carpenters' Talk' started by tiler7777, Mar 24, 2020.

  1. tiler7777

    tiler7777 Member

    So I have bought a brand new circular saw.

    Fitted the blade with the Allen key.

    Turned the thing on and tested the blade.

    The safety guard thing has come down a bit and the blade may have hit it. It's now jammed. Never even touched a piece of wood. Don't know if it is me or a faulty saw.

    I've tried to use the Allen key to take the blade off, it's stuck solid must be a safety switch.

    The guard that came up when I put blade up is stuck solid at 8 o'clock to the left. It came right up to 12 when I put the blade on don't know what happen.

    Is there anything I can do?
     
  2. Severntrent

    Severntrent Active Member

  3. Astramax

    Astramax Well-Known Member

    I expect you have but if not............isolate it from the power supply! :)
     
  4. tiler7777

    tiler7777 Member

    It is isolated from the supply. I plugged it backin again and tried again and I could smell a burning from the motor.

    Noone any idea if it's my fault or a manufacturer fault?
     
  5. Jord86

    Jord86 Well-Known Member

    What brand of saw? Did it come with the blade or did you buy one separate? Most saws have a button to lock in and hold down over the body and then use the Allen key to undo the screw, it’s probably a reverse thread so turn it clockwise.
     
  6. tiler7777

    tiler7777 Member

    It is brand new and came with the blade.

    Your right there was Allen key with it which I used to attach the blade no problem. Now it's jammed and the Allen key won't turn even if I hit it with a hammet
     
  7. CraigMcK

    CraigMcK Well-Known Member

    It sounds like the blade lock is still engaged. Photo or at least model number would help. However don’t try turning it on you will just break it if it’s not already.
     
  8. CraigMcK

    CraigMcK Well-Known Member

    Also I assume you have fitted the correct blade for the saw. That is outer diameter and inner bore?
     
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  9. Astramax

    Astramax Well-Known Member

    Sounds like the allen key is the cause of the trouble.
     
  10. Jord86

    Jord86 Well-Known Member

    What’s the make of the saw?
     
  11. Severntrent

    Severntrent Active Member

    Sounds like the OP is the cause of the trouble :)
     
  12. barbaricduck

    barbaricduck Active Member

    Unless there is something seriously wrong I am suspecting user error.
     
  13. CGN

    CGN Well-Known Member

    Woolworths.
     
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  14. Astramax

    Astramax Well-Known Member

    Old stock then!
     
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  15. sparky steve

    sparky steve Active Member

    Think this may have become a bit of a saw topic for the op now:D
     
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  16. Jord86

    Jord86 Well-Known Member


    Thought as much, I suppose it’s one up from Silverline at least. Probably why the guy hasn’t clarified what make, too embarrassed.
     
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  17. Astramax

    Astramax Well-Known Member

    It's from the 'Bob The Builder' franchise either that or 'Tonka'.
     
  18. Jord86

    Jord86 Well-Known Member


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    ;)
     
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  19. Astramax

    Astramax Well-Known Member

  20. dobbie

    dobbie Well-Known Member

    Borrowed from kiab's tool and paint warehouse.
     

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