Blade-Loc is a revolutionary blade changing tool that provides safer changes for you and your table saw blades. Most people don't realize that using a piece of scrap wood can bend the blade, enough to leave scratch marks and tear-out in delicate panels. Blade-Loc evenly grips the blade around its perimeter and will not bend it. Moreover, Blade-Loc protects your hands. There is simply no better way to change your blades. Made from a specially formulated polymer, Blade-Loc is guaranteed to last a lifetime.
Protect your hands from serious injury
No more chipped or bent blades
Will not harm your saw blade
Fits all 10" blades
Replaces the scrap wood and double wrench methods of blade changing
Great product. My 1980's Craftsman requires wood blocks to add or remove blades. This work great and puts less strain on blade and saw. While designed for full kerf blades, it has no problem with smaller kerf blades used on my saw. Highly recommend it. A great, affordable solution. Now they need to make one for stacked dado blades.
Bought a used Delta table saw and blade was on so tight I couldn't get nut loose. No nut on backside of blade to put wrench on. After I finally got the nut off I have been using this device to remove and tighten the blade. Works Great
It's orange, so unless you're color blind, you're going to see it and stay away from the blade--plus you won't forget to put it on. You can work in close proximity to your saw blade without knicking yourself.
Background: I have gone from a DeWalt DWE7490 to a 1960s Craftsman 113.29903...which means BIG changes under that table top. The Blade-Loc is the solution to my confusing problem of changing my blades out. Long story short, this product makes it a breeze. Hallelujah for innovations 50 years younger than my "new" saw!
I've read some of the negative comments on this tool but I've had good luck with it. I think the trick is to set your blade height so the feet of the bladeloc are near (but not touching) the table surface.
I love this thing! I'm 70 and have been working wood most of my life. This is absolutely the best and most useful item That I've added to my shop in years. It protects my expensive blades and my fingers at the same time. The box of bandaids has gotten pushed to the back of the drawer.
I have a very old saw and to change blades you had to trap it with a piece of wood, sometimes the blade would slip and there was the chance of getting cut knuckles. This eliminates the problem by totally covering the blade.
Using a screwdriver or scrap of wood resulted in scraped knuckles and an occasional cut. This keeps things safe and I haven't had either since purchasing. Bought a second one and donated it to the local high school theater scene shop I volunteer at for the same reasons.
I have had one of these for close to 10 years. I noticed comments that some users had problems with it wearing out, and thought I would add the following...Although the teeth inside against the blade have worn some when tightening and loosening, I also squeeze the middle with some light force in addition to pushing down with same hand. With this technique I am able to securely hold the blade to get the job done of tightening or loosening the blade with little effort and no nicks or cuts to me. ;-)I could not imagine using other tools which wrap around the entire blade as they look like a real hassle to use.
I was on my third pair of leather gloves, when I ordered this. I have since used it almost daily for changing my table saw blades from dado, to rip, to crosscut. Sure have saved some money already. Great product for anyone that has a saw they have to change blades on whether professional or novice.