Please read your posts before posting them to avoid confusion.@DrRobert
ANY of the unguarded RASs can be un safe. they did a recall program to proved (provide) a better guard for the blade.
most like my self did know about it till it was over.
this a guard show on this for sale. ??? This saw for sale shows a guard?
the one you have pictured should (could) be a 12" saw?
there is a lot of RASs listed within 80 miles of GNV.fl facebook
Yes, and if you can afford it. get a used "safety blade guard" like this:I have the 10" version Model 113.29450 and have used it a lot in the past with no issues. I just looked up the recall for the replacement upgraded parts, and it looks like it expired in 2019. And now it looks like they may still give $50 to incapacitate it. I am keeping and using mine. Just be safe and keep your fingers away from the blade.
I don't think I would spend $145 from the listing on eBay but I may try to make one like you did. Looks like a plan.Yes, and if you can afford it. get a used "safety blade guard" like this:
The original guards shown on Ebay are not equipped with any type of retracting blade guard, which leaves a lot of spinning blade exposed:
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I have posted here many times my DIY retracting blade guard made of 1/8" Lexan. It's a left side only assembly, but that's where your "hold down" hand is so it's all that's needed:
This is a new thread title for a previous thread "Looking for model no for Craftsman RAS..." The result of that thread was that I ended up making my own blade guard/cover and have a series of photos showing the progress. Please check the following link for the entire story and the photos...www.woodworkingtalk.com