See Figure 2.
A 5-1/2 in. blade is the maximum blade
capacity of your saw. Never use a blade that is too
thick to allow outer blade washer to engage with the
flats on the spindle. Larger blades will come in con-
tact with the blade guard, while thicker blades will
prevent blade screw from securing blade on spindle.
Either of these situations could result in a serious ac-
Locate latches on side of battery pack and depress
to release battery pack from the saw.
Remove blade wrench (5 mm hex key) from storage
Depress spindle lock button and remove blade screw
and outer blade washer.
NOTE: Turn blade screw clockwise to remove.
 Wipe a drop of oil onto inner blade washer and outer
blade washer where they contact blade.
if inner blade washer has been re-
moved, replace it before placing blade on spindle.
Failure to do so could cause an accident since blade
will not tighten properly.
 Fit saw blade inside lower blade guard and onto
NOTE: The saw teeth point upward at the front of saw
as shown in figure 2.
 Replace outer blade washer.
 Depress spindle lock button, then replace blade screw.
Tighten blade screw securely.
NOTE: Turn blade screw counterclockwise
 Return blade wrench to storage area.
NOTE: Never use a blade that is too thick to allow the
outer blade washer to engage with the flats on the spin-