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chickenhelmet

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1158 days ago

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I think I’m finally getting brave enough to take my blade gaurd off my TS (Delta 34-44). Dose anyone know if there is an aftermarket riving knife that will fit this model? Thanks!

-- Larry , Colorado www.coloradorecordcrates.com


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Jack_T

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#1 posted 1158 days ago

It is not a question of bravery. Leave it on, unless there is no other way to do what you need to do. If there is no other way come here and ask how to do it without using the table saw and someone will know how. Most of us take it off and leave it off because we, myself included, are to lazy to put this important safety feature back on.

-- Jack T, John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life."

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teejk

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#2 posted 1158 days ago

jack

it is not a question of “lazy”. it is a safety device but in my experience it can actually work in reverse as it can impede an otherwise clean cut if not kept in perfect alignment. Plus it has to come off when using my cut-off sled, dado set, tenon jig or when doing the occasional cross-cut.

I rarely use mine, preferring instead to insist that my fence is properly aligned to the blade. And I keep my blades relatively sharp.

I do use it when ripping long 2×4 material or when I start to see funny things happening to stock at the beginning of a cut. Otherwise, it hangs on the wall and I can say I have never wished I had used it when I didn’t.

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Bill White

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#3 posted 1158 days ago

THe guard only comes off my saw for dado work or special cuts that don’t go all the way thru the workpiece. My digits are too important,
Bill

-- bill@magraphics.us

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chickenhelmet

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#4 posted 1158 days ago

My inclination has always to leave it on. Maybe I should stick to it. Thanks!

-- Larry , Colorado www.coloradorecordcrates.com

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knotscott

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#5 posted 1158 days ago

I’ve been really happy with the BORK riving knife and blade guard. Not sure if it’ll fit your saw, but they could tell you.

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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Bsmith

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#6 posted 1158 days ago

I just made the committment to put mine back on and leave it on when ever possible, along with adding a dust collection unit.

-- Bryan

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chickenhelmet

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#7 posted 1158 days ago

Knotscott,
That seems perfect and looks like it will fit my saw. I read your review and agree with you, I’d muck rather see what I’m doing and the stock gaurd impairs my veiw. Love that it’s a knife and a blade gaurd. Thanks!

-- Larry , Colorado www.coloradorecordcrates.com

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knotscott

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#8 posted 1158 days ago

Bob Ross (BORK owner/inventor) is a great guy to deal with too. The last I knew he offered a 100% money back guarantee.

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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