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Forum topic by Monty151 posted 12-07-2018 06:44 PM 418 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Monty151

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12-07-2018 06:44 PM

Topic tags/keywords: tablesaw question

Hey guys,

I was recently gifted a craftsman 152.221040 table saw. Not a whole lot of information on the on the interwebs for it aside for they were pretty decent saws in their time.

What I want to know is if there are any aftermarket parts for it. Particularly a zci and riving knife. I don’t have the blade guard that is supposed to come with it, and I am a bit concerned about the safety aspect of using it without one.

Any info on this would be great

Thanks


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#1 posted 12-07-2018 07:58 PM

I would just make your own ZCI and add a micro jig splitter.

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#2 posted 12-07-2018 09:04 PM

+1 ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

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#3 posted 12-07-2018 09:06 PM

You’re not likely to find many table saws with blade guards. In the opinion of many, blade guards are more of a hazard than a safety feature. I would agree. Now, a riving knife or splitter is a different story. Personally I like to use a splitter. I make my own ZCIs and add a splitter like the micro-jig that Bono referenced. I just use a piece of hardwood or UHMW made to fit the blade kerf and extend the slot for the blade in the ZCI and pin the splitter into it. The micro-jig product is not expensive though and has great reviews.

Not sure about ZCIs for that saw. But if you have one and a router with a pattern bit or flush trim bit, you can easily make your own from wood or plastic.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#4 posted 12-07-2018 09:58 PM

Thanks for the responses.

I figured I might have to make the ZCI myself. Just wondered if there was one commercially available for time sake.

Ill look into the micro-jig splitter.

Can never be too safe.

Also there is no dust collection on this thing. Any options for this?

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#5 posted 12-07-2018 10:14 PM

It’s a contractor saw, so dust collection is not it’s strong suit. Hard to tell, but I suspect it has an open bottom like most contractor saws. If that’s the case, a bag or box underneath will catch a lot of it. The next step would be something like this which can be attached to a shop vac/cyclone. There are other options of building sloped baffles that mount underneath and funnel dust to a dust collector, of which you can find many examples on youtube. You can add an over the blade dust collection with an aftermarket guard like the SharkGuard.

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#6 posted 12-07-2018 10:21 PM

Thanks Ed. Ill probably go the route of building a baffle underneath with a 4” port for my DC.

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#7 posted 12-07-2018 10:28 PM

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#8 posted 12-07-2018 10:33 PM

There ya go Monty :-)

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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