Unfortunately I need an effective table saw guard for the saw in the school shop. Currently I am acting as the guard while the student uses the saw. Our old saw had the brett left mount guard. However the problem with it is anytime you need to rip something that has more than 15” hanging off the left side of the blade, you have to remove it. This means you can’t even rip a sheet of ply in half. Our replacement saw does not have the mounting for the guard.
I like the overarm style, but $500 is a bit steep. I have seen some homemade systems before. I was trying to think of a way to modify our table mount HTC guard with some solid wood and steel to make an overarm.
Any ideas or testimonies would be helpful. Thanks.