Has this happened to any of you? I got my new Timber Wolf BS blades in today and when I put one on, the threads on the tighening shaft stripped. How in the heck can this happen on a Ridgid saw thats only 2 months old? I could see it if it was something you put a wrench on, but not on something thats hand tightened. It took hours to get the shaft off. I had to tilt and spin the top wheel just to get the blade to pop off. That was fun. Sort of like having a basket of snakes thrown at ya. The nut on the shaft stripped half way up. I had to use visegrips on the shaft to turn it off. When I finally got it out, the threads where all chewed up (not to mention the shaft from the visegrips) And "no", it's not because I was thightening it too much. I alway go by the scale on the back. I'm going to try and use a fully threaded shaft and make a handle on top. I remember some where in a wood mag. it told how to make a new handle for easy turning. Any suggestions on this (and yes ANY suggestions) whould be very greatfull.
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BS blade tightening shaft stripped