Table Saw SUVA Guard System with Dust Collection

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Project by steliart posted 06-23-2013 04:47 PM 26155 views 29 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Table Saw SUVA Guard System with Dust Collection and Easy Rest.

Personally I got tired changing my TS blade riving knife from the original one that can also hold the blade guard with DC port and the one I made which stands a bit lower than the blade allowing my cuts I could not do otherwise.

So the idea for a blade guard system which will allow me to have my short riving knife almost always there and at the same moment guard my fingers was in my to do list for some time now.

My decision was to go with Steve Maskery's SUVA guard proposal with two minor but essential additions that suits me better.

I wanted to have dust collection on my guard as I am working a lot with UPVC sheets and thing is nasty, I decided that building a Plexiglas guard would not help me much because its dust collection will be poor (not much suction in that hose as most of it goes under the blade) so the guard which came with my TS was fine… thin, red, with a DC tube and an inside DC compartment for better suction.
So that’s what I used.

Plus the only changes done to the original guard was the two small holes for the brackets to hold on. So it can go back to its original way of use, if ever needed.

The other thing I’ve added was an extra piece of tube to hold the guard’s brackets at an angle. Hold the guard back and safe without the need to use of tightening the knob every time I wanted to lift the guard, just an easy lift and will rest there nicely.

Also made myself a long push stick to go through under the guard’s bracket and the fence.

Very easy to build project,
costs the price of a metal tube,
and very nice to work with.

Thanks for watching

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions !!!

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#1 posted 06-23-2013 08:44 PM

Very nifty Stelios

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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Steve Maskery

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#2 posted 06-23-2013 09:54 PM

Hi Stelios
That looks excellent.
I’m between workshops at the moment (at least I hope I am!) but my next one will have DX built in to it.

-- The Complete Tablesaw -

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#3 posted 06-23-2013 11:44 PM

Good job and design

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Mainiac Matt

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#4 posted 06-24-2013 01:48 PM

What brand is you TS. I like the idea of an internal DC port within the blade guard, with the hose hook up in the back a lot.

-- I yam what I yam and that's all what I yam

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#5 posted 06-24-2013 02:46 PM

Mainiac Matt:
Axminster it’s a European type TS

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions !!!

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