Overhead Table Saw Dust Collection Blade Guard

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Project by Kurt T. Kneller posted 01-19-2015 03:02 AM 8942 views 6 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this duct collection blade guard for my table saw. It works but I think it needs some improvements.
Currently, those hose is the Rigid Pro Vac hose and seems little small. I think it is 1 7/8. I am going to replace it with 2 1/2” and compare how it does. If I can I’ll figure out how to run it with 4”.
I like it, I can remove it if I have to, dose not take up any floor space, easy to adjust or swing out of the way, works with my splitter and does not interfere with viewing the blade or make me feel impeded.
Another improvement that I could make is the guard itself. It is a little wide and light duty. For now it’ll do.

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#1 posted 01-19-2015 04:40 AM

Looking good, did you make so you can slide it up to adjust for wood thickness, or does it spring up in a way that I’m not seeing in the photo and skechup?

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#2 posted 01-19-2015 11:05 AM

There is a piece of T track between the vertical pieces. You can see it in the main photo above.
I have been looking at other designs to see about a self adjusting guard.

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#3 posted 01-19-2015 05:25 PM

Solid design, I’m jealous of your ability to use skechup to properly plan your projects. I’ve dabbled in computer design for my projects in the past but fumble horribly and end up just busting out the pad and paper. I used an 80/20 extrusion for my saw fence so I think I’ll attach it to that, but otherwise I’m going to incorporate most of your design. May try to incorporate a sprung parallelogram into it, but not a priority since your design looks to make it easy enough to adjust for thickness without giving up any safety.

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#4 posted 08-19-2015 04:06 PM

Nicely done.
One of my up coming projects.

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