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Old 6th June 2014, 07:05 PM   #1
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Default lefty loosey goosey or righty tighty?

Its been long enough that I forget which way do the blade bolts turn on older ryobi table saws? The ones that tighten as the blade works make sense but I have had a couple that did not. Im not sure on this one because its not cracking either way and Id hate to be tightening it

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Old 6th June 2014, 07:15 PM   #2
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Should be left hand threads. WD 40 and patience are your friends.
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Old 6th June 2014, 07:26 PM   #3
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Ok thanks cal. I put a few dabs of 3 in 1 and let it sit.
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Old 6th June 2014, 10:58 PM   #4
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maybe a bit of heat gun on it for thermal expansion.
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Old 6th June 2014, 11:35 PM   #5
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Thanks. If the oil doesn't help break it by morning Ill give it a little heat treat, I want to play with my saw this weekend. The 3 in 1 is usually pretty effective stuff weal see.
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Old 7th June 2014, 12:33 AM   #6
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PB Blaster rules; WD has had it's day. As for your arbor nut: it comes off in the direction of blade rotation. Just checked my old Makita 14" chop saw to confirm what has never seemed quite right but there it is.
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Old 7th June 2014, 01:59 PM   #8
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Righty loosen, it has those Australian threads. Clockwise cracked it, with the help of a leverage bar and a now dedicated .75 wrench. The dust collector cowl made getting a ratchet in there awkward. All I need now is my beer.
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Old 7th June 2014, 02:12 PM   #9
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My Ryobi has left-hand threads. I found this out after breaking the cheap 23mm wrench supplied with the saw. The manual states:"CAUTION-Right-hand threads!". Then I thought; why would they make that a point? AH! I then realized the manual was written in "Pacific Rim Instruction Manual English!
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That's funny Art, my Ryobi manual says left hand threads in big bold letters.
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