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Hi,

How do you keep the blade from coming loose on Harbor Freight's
multi-function tool?

Thanks,
Gary

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On Sunday, September 2, 2012 1:19:33 PM UTC-4, Abby wrote:
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How do you keep the blade from coming loose on Harbor Freight's

multi-function tool?



Thanks,

Gary


Take it back and get new one.

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Brute force. Ask me how I know.
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On Sun, 2 Sep 2012 10:39:26 -0700 (PDT), RP wrote:

On Sunday, September 2, 2012 1:19:33 PM UTC-4, Abby wrote:
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How do you keep the blade from coming loose on Harbor Freight's

multi-function tool?



Thanks,

Gary


Take it back and get new one.

RP


But not from HF. They are all like that in their brand.
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How do you keep the blade from coming loose on Harbor Freight's
multi-function tool?

Thanks,
Gary


I never had a problem with my HF tool, but didn't get the bolt tight
enough on my Bosch the other day. Stopped, tightened the bolt, and
everything worked fine.

You may want to try adding a "wave" or spring washer. I'm not certain of
the official/common name (it might be spring washer), but it looks like a
cross between a washer and a Pringles potato chip. This should force the
bolt against the threads and reduce the likelyhood of it backing out. If
that didn't work, I'd then try replacing the bolt.

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On 9/2/2012 12:19 PM, Abby wrote:
Hi,

How do you keep the blade from coming loose on Harbor Freight's
multi-function tool?

Thanks,
Gary



Oh, you wanted to pay $39 and be able to tighten the blade only one time
too?
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Leon [email protected] wrote:
On 9/2/2012 12:19 PM, Abby wrote:
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How do you keep the blade from coming loose on Harbor Freight's
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Thanks,
Gary



Oh, you wanted to pay $39 and be able to tighten the blade only one time too?


ROTFLMFAO ...

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How do you keep the blade from coming loose on Harbor Freight's
multi-function tool?

Thanks,
Gary


I never had a problem with my HF tool, but didn't get the bolt tight
enough on my Bosch the other day. Stopped, tightened the bolt, and
everything worked fine.

You may want to try adding a "wave" or spring washer. I'm not certain of
the official/common name (it might be spring washer)
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You got it right. Wavy washer.

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On 09/02/2012 10:19 AM, Abby wrote:
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How do you keep the blade from coming loose on Harbor Freight's
multi-function tool?

Thanks,
Gary


I had the same problem the first time I used mine. I then made sure all
the little dimple thingies ware aligned and reefed the crap out of it -
no more problems!

It's just like the Searz routah with the automatic adjustable router
height adjustment on the fly thing...


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Leon wrote:
On 9/2/2012 12:19 PM, Abby wrote:
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How do you keep the blade from coming loose on Harbor Freight's
multi-function tool?

Thanks,
Gary



Oh, you wanted to pay $39 and be able to tighten the blade only one
time too?


My current flyer says $17.99. Included in that price you get a hex key to
tighten the bolt.


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Abby wrote:
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Uh, you tighten the bolt sufficiently (hint: You cannot over-tighten it).


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Abby wrote:
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Never had this problem with my Stryker saw.

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On Sun, 2 Sep 2012 13:19:32 -0400, "Abby"
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Hi,

How do you keep the blade from coming loose on Harbor Freight's
multi-function tool?


You make sure the blade is seated properly on the pins, then crank the
hell down on the holddown bolt. If you run it loose very many times,
you'll lose the edges on the pins and ruin your tool, so DON'T.

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On Sun, 02 Sep 2012 19:03:48 -0500, Swingman wrote:

Leon [email protected] wrote:
On 9/2/2012 12:19 PM, Abby wrote:
Hi,

How do you keep the blade from coming loose on Harbor Freight's
multi-function tool?

Thanks,
Gary



Oh, you wanted to pay $39 and be able to tighten the blade only one time too?


ROTFLMFAO ...


Oh, go play with your Festools, you two.

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On Sun, 02 Sep 2012 17:49:35 -0700, Doug Winterburn
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On 09/02/2012 10:19 AM, Abby wrote:
Hi,

How do you keep the blade from coming loose on Harbor Freight's
multi-function tool?

Thanks,
Gary


I had the same problem the first time I used mine. I then made sure all
the little dimple thingies ware aligned and reefed the crap out of it -
no more problems!


Bingo.


It's just like the Searz routah with the automatic adjustable router
height adjustment on the fly thing...


'Cept, unlike the Searz, you CAN tighten the HF bolt enough.
I like the concept of the quick disconnect on the Fein, but NO FARKIN'
WAY is it worth an extra 12 times the price.

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Leon wrote the following on 9/2/2012 7:44 PM (ET):
On 9/2/2012 12:19 PM, Abby wrote:
Hi,

How do you keep the blade from coming loose on Harbor Freight's
multi-function tool?

Thanks,
Gary



Oh, you wanted to pay $39 and be able to tighten the blade only one time
too?


The $22 one is the one that has a problem.
The $39 one (more like $40) doesn't have that problem and it is also
variable speed. The non-variable speed cordless version is also $40.
I'm still using the $22 one though. I just use a little more torque on
the blade bolt.
http://www.harborfreight.com/catalog...unction%20tool




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On Sun, 2 Sep 2012 13:19:32 -0400, "Abby"
wrote:

Hi,

How do you keep the blade from coming loose on Harbor Freight's
multi-function tool?


You make sure the blade is seated properly on the pins, then crank the
hell down on the holddown bolt.



The earlier HF tool did not have alignment pins (the later ones do have
them). It was just the friction of the tightened bolt that kept the
blade from turning.


If you run it loose very many times,
you'll lose the edges on the pins and ruin your tool, so DON'T.

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On 9/2/2012 12:19 PM, Abby wrote:
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How do you keep the blade from coming loose on Harbor Freight's
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Thanks,
Gary

Had the same problem, swithed to the Dremel.


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How do you keep the blade from coming loose on Harbor Freight's
multi-function tool?

Thanks,
Gary



Oh, you wanted to pay $39 and be able to tighten the blade only one time
too?


The $22 one is the one that has a problem.
The $39 one (more like $40) doesn't have that problem and it is also
variable speed.


I have the $39 one and it has the same problem.
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On 9/3/2012 11:59 AM, Gramp's shop wrote:
On 9/2/2012 12:19 PM, Abby wrote:
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How do you keep the blade from coming loose on Harbor Freight's
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Thanks,
Gary

Had the same problem, swithed to the Dremel.

I have the dremel, but if I had the HF unit, I would shorten the bolt a
little and use locktite.

The shortening the bolt is so that I don't have to turn a bolt that is
locktited a hundred (exaggeration) times.

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On 9/3/12 9:19 AM, willshak wrote:

The earlier HF tool did not have alignment pins (the later ones do have
them). It was just the friction of the tightened bolt that kept the
blade from turning.


This is the one I have and I never have a problem with the blades
loosening it they are centered properly. There is a small ring
protrusion on the tool that goes around the bolt and inside the blade
hole, which perfectly matches the hole in the blades. It is an exact fit
and it's easy to tighten the bolt without the blade being around this
ring. It will never tighten enough if the blade isn't sitting flush
against the tool, around this ring.


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Gramp's shop wrote:
On 9/2/2012 12:19 PM, Abby wrote:
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How do you keep the blade from coming loose on Harbor Freight's
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Thanks,
Gary

Had the same problem, swithed to the Dremel.


Wouldn't a longer hex wrench have been cheaper?


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replying to Abby, Gia Frank wrote:
So frustrated my Chicago electric multi tool would vibrate loose within 20
seconds . Read everyone's posts and bought the pringles looking washer and a
split ring washer. The split ring at 11 cents worked like a dream after I took
off all the other washers that came with the tool. Mine has the little nubs
that hold the blades on. Btw, harbor freight didn't have them, directed me to
the 'nut house' at Ace hardware. Able to cut the footer back that was exposed
after widening a closet door! Thanks everybody!
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Yes, Leon, you condescending whatever. If you don't know the answer, just say so instead of insulting others!

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Yes, Leon, you condescending whatever. If you don't know the answer, just say so instead of insulting others!


Well if you were not on home owners hub you could skip all the ads.
Now that is condescending.
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On 4/5/2021 5:31 PM, Realanswers wrote:
Yes, Leon, you condescending whatever.¬* If you don't know the answer,
just say so instead of insulting others!




LOL That was a good one!!!
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On 4/5/2021 6:28 PM, Leon wrote:
On 4/5/2021 5:31 PM, Realanswers wrote:
Yes, Leon, you condescending whatever.¬* If you don't know the answer,
just say so instead of insulting others!




LOL¬* That was a good one!!!



And already 8 years ago!
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On Mon, 5 Apr 2021 18:29:51 -0500, Leon [email protected] wrote:

On 4/5/2021 6:28 PM, Leon wrote:
On 4/5/2021 5:31 PM, Realanswers wrote:
Yes, Leon, you condescending whatever.* If you don't know the answer,
just say so instead of insulting others!




LOL* That was a good one!!!



And already 8 years ago!


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