Do it yourself table saw splitter/guard
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Roland made a good safety point on my post yesterday that sent me back 25 years to Mr Beaver's woodshop class in
High School. Yes...that was his real name.
10" bench saw was a
hand-me-down and already had the splitter removed. I think I've got it in the barn somewhere.
I decided to take Roland's
advice and look into what it might take to replace the splitter, which
is a piece of metal that prevents the cut wood from drifting back to
The above picture is from The
Woodshop.com, a great
website that has encountered this problem due to the original
splitter/guard being too flimsy. They came up with a strudy do it
yourself version that looks easy to replicate. The guard only functions
to prevent scraps from being dropped onto the blade, but the splitter
seems like it should work better than the original.