|Project by TimTucker||posted 10-31-2015 02:15 AM||836 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
With my shop setup I have 2 Ryobi BT3100’s joined together (leaving one setup with a cross-cut blade and another setup with a rip blade).
I’d recently upgraded the stock riving knives and guards to a Shark Guard—since the blade guard portion only takes a few seconds to remove, I opted to save a little money and get a single guard to swap between the two riving knives.
Pretty quickly I realized that I wasn’t quite comfortable with leaving the blade exposed when the saw wasn’t in use, so I went ahead and put together a simple guard out of scraps I had lying around. Was going to use red for the guard as a keep-away color, but the closest I had around the house was fuchsia pearl, so that had to do. The handle is just scrap lumber that I planed into shape and coated with some wax.