That's what I do with my saw tool. Weird oversight... Seems like the saws could be returned en masse under warranty for defective design. The roundness of the saw tool makes it slip out half the time. Clearly not designed for the purpose.I use a t-wrench. Lay the post of the wrench diagonally between the 2 raised “grips” on each cap and loosen/snug up. You're right, it's awkward.