Unless you are ripping thick hardwoods on a regular basis, this saw will do great for you. It was made by Steel City/Orion for Sears. I have the 152.221040, has stamped wings instead of the cast iron wings on that one, but otherwise the same saw. It has cut everything I have thrown at it (including my finger, my fault). The rip fence has been great, not a Biessy but great.
I haven;t looked on SearsParts, but you may still be able to order the guard if you want the original. Or look into an aftermarket setup, maybe one with the offset arm and vacuum hookup. Like a Shark or other.
I paid $350 for mine about 10 yrs back, so that one at $350 with CI wings should be a good deal.
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