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Forum topic by Pete Mohr posted 07-24-2010 07:41 PM 4360 views 0 times favorited 16 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Pete Mohr

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07-24-2010 07:41 PM

Like this on that came on my LV DT saw?

I’ve searched but haven’t come up with a source.
LV DT Saw w/guard

-- "Man is so made that he can only find relaxation from one kind of labor by taking up another." -Anatole France


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FirehouseWoodworking

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#1 posted 07-24-2010 07:50 PM

Go to an office supply store (Office Depot, etc.) and look for report covers. Typically, they have a clear front and back cover between which you would insert a printed report and then slip the spine on. Throw the cover away and slip the spine onto your saw.

Unfortunately, the spine is only about 11-1/2” long, so for full size hand saws, you’ll need two, For a saw such as you’ve illustrated, you can trim the spine down to length with a utility knife.

Cheers.

-- Dave; Lansing, Kansas

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#2 posted 07-24-2010 08:28 PM

Dave—-

Great idea. I was thinking of some sort of foam pipe insulation with the split, cut to length and slip it on.

But I like your idea better. I’ll have to file that idea idea in the Genius file !

Paul

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#3 posted 07-24-2010 08:38 PM

Dave is right that´s maybee one of the best surce
and I think you can find somthing simular in a home depot
to be use with posters/playbill´s for the panelsaws
I gess thay most have them at the offices supply store too

or you can cut a waterhose in the right length and slice it

or as they did in the old days
take a thin peice of wood ½ x 1 inch and the right length cut a track
where the saw can sit
make two notches one at each end ½inch in and use a rubberband/line to secure the saw

Dennis

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Pete Mohr

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#4 posted 07-24-2010 08:50 PM

Thanks for all the ideas. :-)

I need quite a few so . . .
Outwater Plastics is the place!
Thank you shopguryl !!!!

pete

-- "Man is so made that he can only find relaxation from one kind of labor by taking up another." -Anatole France

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#5 posted 07-24-2010 08:51 PM

Don’t worry. The saw will mysteriously get dull no matter i you have a protector on it or not. Lol

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#6 posted 07-25-2010 02:36 PM

Try a poster shop or graphic arts supplier.
They use the same profile for edging posters.

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#7 posted 07-26-2010 02:00 AM

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-- M.K.

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#8 posted 07-26-2010 02:02 AM

use a 1/4” plastic hose and split it open the whole length

-- M.K.

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#9 posted 07-26-2010 04:37 AM

I use 1/2” PVC pipe split on one side.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#10 posted 07-26-2010 04:38 AM

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#11 posted 07-26-2010 04:50 AM

I have used clear, flexable plactic tubing sold at most of the big box stores in the plumming department and slit it and slip it on. ...and it come in different dia.

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#12 posted 07-26-2010 04:52 AM

I just Googled “sheet metal edge gaurd” and got several hits…

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#13 posted 07-26-2010 01:54 PM

Thanks for all the good ideas but I guess I should have mentioned that I need protectors for bow knifes that I make so I need a wholesale source. I can get them from Outwater (thanks again to shopguryl) for 26 cents a foot. Considerably cheaper than the other options.

Thanks again for all the input – pete

-- "Man is so made that he can only find relaxation from one kind of labor by taking up another." -Anatole France

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#14 posted 07-26-2010 02:50 PM

I use “end cap ” plastic stips that were designed for formica instalation. Wall paneling used the same stips with thicker grooves. Comes in 8 ft length.

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#15 posted 07-26-2010 03:41 PM

Slit a chunk of clear plastic tubing from the box store or hardware store. Secure it with a couple of rubberbands.

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