|Project by steliart||posted 06-23-2013 04:47 PM||4632 views||22 times favorited||5 comments|
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
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