I bought this saw at Harbor Freight for about $35. I can't invest in any expensive power tools right now. This saw looked like it would be great for small cuts and it is.
It cut this piece of scrap 1/4" plywood nicely. It was fun to hear the quiet hum of the saw and smell the sawdust. :D
The problem is that the cut is too wide (1/4") and it would only cut a 4 inch length. The saw base is too small for larger pieces of wood and there is no fence to guide you.
The saw came with a diamond blade that is more narrow. I thought I would try to change the blade and see if that one made a smaller cut. I read the instructions. Really. Then I gathered up all of the wrenches I have and found two that fit the nuts on either side of the blade.
I'm not sure about you, but my hands are not as strong as they need to be. I twisted, re-positioned my wrenches and twisted again. Righty tighty, lefty loosey. That bolt is on tight!
Then there is this scary, sharp blade staring me right in the face and VERY close to my not so strong hands!
Don't worry. I still have all of my fingers intact. No cuts on my hands or arms.
No new blade in my saw.
Not yet anyway...
I may take the saw back to Harbor Freight later today and see if someone can help me? There is no shame in asking for help. Especially if it means saving your skin!
I'm going to work now. It is much safer there. Hope you have a great day!