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Offline ChuckS

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Anyone know what this part on the blade guard is for or how it is used? I've removed it since Day 1.



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Offline Birdhunter

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Re: SawStop -- Do you mount this on or use it with the blade guard?
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2022, 01:58 PM »
My SawStop installer, many years ago, said it wasn’t necessary so I’ve never used it. Probably could find it on the SawStop web site.
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Re: SawStop -- Do you mount this on or use it with the blade guard?
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2022, 02:20 PM »
It is meant to go up and down with the guard and be even with the top of the blade so that you don't have the blade lower than your material.  I have it on my saw; but it very often does get flipped out of the way and left there.

Offline ChuckS

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Re: SawStop -- Do you mount this on or use it with the blade guard?
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2022, 02:51 PM »
Thanks for explaining its use. So instead of lifting up the blade guard and place the workpiece next to the blade to set or check the blade height, I could simply use the front of that to check.

Whether on YouTube or in the commercial shop that I once hung around, I didn't seem to see it installed.

I'll put it back to see if I find it useful as designed, or if it'll get in the way in certain cuts.

Offline Max Fracas

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Re: SawStop -- Do you mount this on or use it with the blade guard?
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2022, 01:12 AM »
I used mine and left it installed until the rubbery plastic bits that secure it broke.

Offline Crazyraceguy

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Re: SawStop -- Do you mount this on or use it with the blade guard?
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2022, 06:28 PM »
We had them on both of the saws, when they were new. They stayed in place for a while, but after a few too many annoyances and they got removed. It's really just there as a height gauge for the blade, so you have it at the right height.
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