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Jim Bertelson

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#1 posted 02-17-2017 05:34 PM

I use a bunch of different things on my table saws. Here in Anchorage, my old Delta contractors saw still has its original guard with pawls. I hot rodded the attachment mechanism so that I can put it on or off in 30 seconds or less. That means I am more likely to use it. However, I also have a Micro Jig set up. And I also have a Grr-Ripper. I use a large super sled a lot, so the Grr-Ripper is handy if I am going back and forth since I don’t have to install anything when I take the sled off.

In La Conner WA I have a Rigid TS. It has a riving knife. I also use a Rockler sled, that is much handier than I expected it to be, a lot. I also have a Grr-Ripper there. Mostly I don’t use the guard much on that machine, depending more on the Grr-ripper and the sled.

Much of the time, the old Delta guard and splitter work just fine, and it sure is easier to put on and off than the guard, pawls, and splitter on the Rigid. Each of those is a separate item.

If you like, Dan, I can split up these comments into multiple smaller comments to increase the traffic, but then I might consider sending you a bill… (-:

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska


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