Hi everyone. The thread about blade guards the other day has me
worried again. I have a delta contractor's saw with the horrible stock
blade guard. It's collecting dust on a shelf somewhere. So I figure
it's time to get an over arm blade guard. Here are the features I'd
Price isn't that big of a concern. I'll pay more if I get more. Having
said that, $200 sounds right.
I'd like dust collection, proferably with a 4" duct.
I'd like for it to be able to swing out of the way for the tenoning jig
I'd like for it to be as invisible as possible. ;-)
If it could integrate anti-kickback pawls, that would be great, but
I'd like for the fence to get reasonably close to the guard without
I have my router table integrated into my table saw. So if it were
quick and easy to detach the DC hose from the blade guard and plug it
into the router table fence, that would be ideal.
Things I don't want:
When the board hits the front, you get a mexican stand-off with the
board pushing on the contraption rather than it lifting up and out of
And just the opposite, when I push a board through it, I don't want it
to have a counter weight that's too heavy such that it sails up in the
air, then slowly comes back down and bounces.
Bent clear plastic that distorts the view of the blade.
If anyone else can suggest features I didn't think of, that would be