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RAS safety guide 69' Craftsman

Hi, new to the forum and been looking around a bit. Great site. I am trying to get some advice and plans for an add on safety guide for my 10" RAS. Its a Craftsman in good shape. I saw some versions made with plexi or lexan. Any advice or help in creating this safety guide would be much appreciated.

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what you saw do you have?

This thread covers it:
http://www.woodworkingtalk.com/f2/ne...sman-ras-9384/

A simple "guard" not guide, can be made from clear Lexan like this, but you need 2 pivot points in the upper guard housing. If you are missing the entire guard, that will be a bigger issue.
Some experimentation will be necessary to get it to work so I used Masonite for the mock up. The 12" guard, lower 2 photos is where I got my idea. It has covers on both side of the blade, where the one I made only covers the outer side.
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Your saw may be eligible for the recall. Here is some info.






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Here's a cool dust collector

Dust is a big problem on RAS since it's all spit rearward and hard to collect, but this one works great!

The answer to your question will only be as detailed and specific as the question is detailed and specific. Good questions also include a sketch or a photo that illustrates your issue. (:< D)
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Ok

Great thanks for the photos. Did you drill the two connection points on the shroud? I do have a cover shroud for the saw.

I have the original manual and have been going over safety issues. Can You list the top concerns with this type saw.

I have heard that a bungee cord can be used on this type saw for recoil? Is this a proven method? Is is safe.

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Good Morning. Back again with the RAS Blade Guard issue and how I have coped with it. Tried the 2-piece type (biggest thing with the models I made were the up and over the vert piece of wood guide where the blade goes through.) Because I mostly use in one position, I decided to use only one piece of Lexan. (No photos) Attached the Lexan to the 2 places as usually shown and only 2 holes in the Lexan for a rigid attachment --Made the piece so that it was about 1/2 inch above the table when blade is lowest position. To allow for moving through the entire cut I made a slot in the vert board to accommodate the Lexan as it was pulled through as the blade was cutting. This has worked well for me as you note the Lexan in all guards are about 1 inch away from the blade at all times horizontally. A simple red paint on the table helps me remember the danger area especially as I raise the height of the cut. DISCOVERING I NEEDED A MOD, AM NOW WORKING ON SAME TYPE OF LEXAN AND SIZE BUT MAKING A SLOT AT BOTH ENDS TO FIT THE SCREWS AND USING A WING NUT TO BE ABLE TO ADJUST VETICALLY. WORK IN PROGRESS. Reason for one piece was curve to make 2 piece rise and fall easily (with my tools) and the one piece type seems to fit my tools. Thanks for reading would appreciate comments as I keep working on guard. Oh I forgot to mention I have a Sears 100 RAS.
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I have heard that a bungee cord can be used on this type saw for recoil? Is this a proven method? Is is safe.

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No, a bungee cord will not work, and isn't safe. A safety recoil (return spring) is progressive, and provides smooth movement. You could set up two double pulleys and a 5 lb free weight behind the arm. That would provide a graduated return.






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