Why Do So Many People Remove Their Table Saw Blade Guards
Why do so many people remove their table saw blade guards is article about Basics bookmarked by clifton with ID 12858051029 was uploaded on 08-02-2019 and has been viewed 63,614 times.
I did a quick check on fifty of the biggest woodworking channels that I subscribe to.Out of fifty, I found three that seem to regularly use a blade guard.Two of those were in a high-end shop with industrial equipment, where the blade guard is used to assist in better dust extraction.
So what's going on here? I want to start out by saying that I do not advocate that you use a table saw without a blade guard.It would be wildly irresponsible for me to do so.Especially if you are new to using a table saw, I recommend using every safety feature it has.
But in the real world, I have to acknowledge that many, perhaps most people are not using blade guards.I think demonstrating safe procedures with that in mind is important.I also want to stress that using a riving knife is non-negotiable and I believe it is the single most important safety feature on a table saw.
You may need to remove it when using dado blades, but for all other cuts, make sure it's in place.It will dramatically reduce the chance of kickback.Never make a cut without it.WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF A...