Quetion about TS guard

Hi Maybe this is a stupid question but I am new in the use of TS , having use a RAS for years but recently got a Jet TS , I like it , works great, but the guard that is over the saw sometimes has to be removed to use some accesories and isn't easy to put it back and adjust it so the question is: Do you use to remove and and take it back to its place after or leave the TS without it always ?? Thanks in advance
Luis
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Only time the splitter/guard are removed is for non-through cuts, period. Not considered wimpy in this environ. Hardware, not me.
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Hmmm,
Lets do the economics.
Replace the splitter and guard 0.25 hrs @ $200/hr (ok, so you pay very well) = $25
Reattach 4 fingers @ $15,000/finger = $60,000, plus physical therapy, plus 2 - 3 years of poor motion. No reduction for failure to attach.
Your choice.
Michael

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I am sure this is not the politically correct answer, but I have never used one.

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You have never used the guard or a TS ? LOL

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There are more (probably the majority) people out there that are in the same situation. Never use the guard. Many will tell you that at times. At other times, they won't. It just depends on the mood of the group. It's called me-too-ism and is rampant around here.

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Me too! Greg
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:)

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In general, the guard is off my saw. There are some cases where I put it back on, especially when I'm ripping narrow pieces.
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Its not a stupid question, Luis. The factory guard on the table saw is a pain the butt and causes more people to remove and abandon it. My brother-in-law, who has used tablesaws for 40 years just had a horrible accident - Delta Unisaw, no guard. After using a saw for a long time, you can become to comfortable with it. What did he do? Something really, really stupid. His mind was on a trip he was getting ready to make. As he was operating the saw, he laid his left hand on top of the blade. Is he stupid, demented, retarded or mentally ill? No. He just wasn't paying attention.
There are hundreds of commercial and shopbuilt safety solutions for the tablesaw. These take the place of the factory guard and provide higher convenience and ease of use. I've invested many hours of time and $$$ to improve my own situation. Hopefully you'll be as lucky as me and not kill yourself before you arrive at your own solutions. I bought a book on table saws which helped a lot.
Bob
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Luis wrote:

I am a believer in guards and splitters. Replaced the PITA guard that came with the PM66 with an overhead Biesemeyer that also has a dust pickup attached. Much easier to use and I am less likely to remove it. For dadoes and sleds, the splitter comes out and the cover remains on. For such operations as a tenon jig, both are removed. I worked in a mill when I was in school and knew too many cowboys with eight or less fingers. I am also a believer in hold downs, feather boards, and the like.     mahalo,     jo4hn (whose twelve talented finger dance across the keyboard)
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Take a look at http://www.taunton.com/finewoodworking/pages/w00066.asp and you will want to put one on whenver you can.
(Or maybe you are good at dodging?)
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