: I have worked in professional industrial wood shops since 1980. Trust
: me, DON'T USE THE GUARD.
Um, well, hunh!, okay.
: Ours are there only for OSHA
You mean the Federal agency that's responsible for
worker safety, right? So, basically, the guard are there only
to protect the people using the machine. Damn inconveniences!
A scourge upon them!
: and are purposely
: designed to be easily moved out of thway to a safe position. If you have
: a slide-down guide, and need o have it there, drill a hole in the upper
: slider and stick a penci in it to keep the darn thing up while you work.
: Our other ones are on swivel pipes, etc. You do not need another thing
: to deal with while passing your hand near a spinning, tilted meat
Yeah man, right on!
Anyone who operates a TS without a good* guard is an idiot. Anyone
who forces coworkers or employees to do so is an abusive bastard.
-- Andy Barss
* the American standard guides are crap. Try a Brett guard
to see what a real guard is like.