Make Your Own Table Saw Splitter/Blade Guard

The best safety feature for the tablesaw is the SawStop. However, it’s a little pricey, especially when you have already purchased a tablesaw. So the next best safety feature is installing a blade splitter and then the guard. Too bad the ones that come standard with the tablesaw are awkward and impractical for many applications. On the other hand, since the tablesaw is the main cause of accidents in the shop, installing a blade guard and splitter is still quite important.

I’ve told a couple of you about this guy’s blade guard. By far, it’s the best I’ve seen in terms of practicality and affordability. It prevents binding which eliminates kickback and protects against smacking your hand against the blade. It also doesn’t get in the way.

Click on the picture below to learn how he made it.



~ by Clearwater Hackle on May 29, 2007.

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