How does a Mitre saw guard work?

How does a Mitre saw guard work?

A few years ago the safety guard on my husband Skip’s miter saw broke. The guard is the plastic piece that covers the moving blade. When you start to cut a piece of wood, the guard inches up a little, moving out of the way and allowing you to make a full cut on the wood.

What cut should you never do on a miter saw?

Do not cut solid timber along the grain. Do not cut “free hand.” The stock should lie solidly on the table against the fence. Do not reach around or behind the saw blade. Do not take your hand away from the trigger switch and handle until the blade is fully covered by the lower blade guard.

When should you use push sticks?

When should you use push sticks?

  1. Always use a push stick for pieces less that 30 cm (1 ft) in length, or for the last 30 cm of a longer cut.
  2. Use a push stick of appropriate length to ensure your hand is away from the blade.
  3. Use the push stick to remove the cut piece from between the fence and the blade.

How do you change a Makita blade?

Use only the Makita wrench to install or remove the blade. To remove the blade, press the shaft lock so that the blade cannot revolve and use the wrench to loosen the hex bolt clockwise. Then remove the hex bolt, outer flange and blade. To install the blade, follow the removal procedure in reverse.

How big is the Makita splinter guard 194418-6?

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Why won’t the blade guard on my saw lock up?

Your saw has a locking lever for the blade guard. The User Guide also shows 2. Blade Guard Locking Lever So maybe that lever is jammed/clogged or not in the position you thought it was? If the lever moves but doesn’t unlock the guard, you may be able to disassemble the guard, clean any sawdust and repair or replace any damaged or bent parts.

Do I need a splinter guard for track saw?

Since clean and accurate cuts with a track saw guide are dependent on the splinter guard being clean and straight you’ll find that replacing it periodically will improve cut quality. If you are doing heavy duty or pro work I [d recommend you have a spare in your toolbox. it does its job, it installs very easy, don’t know why these cost so much.