|Item Weight||19.8 pounds|
|Package Dimensions||26.3 x 15.2 x 7.3 inches|
|Item model number||10A-L|
HTC 10A-L Brett-Guard Table Saw Guard
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- Saw guard with excellent protection for 10-inch contractor style saws
- Fully adjustable inverted box-type transparent shield
- Adjustable fixed barrier guard delivers excellent protection from blade
- OSHA and ANSI compliant
- OSHA and ANSI compliant
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The HTC Brett-Guard Table Saw Guard is designed to overcome the objection "we can't guard that operation." The saw guard is exceptionally effective and easy to use, and provides excellent protection in a package ideally suited to 10-inch contractor style saws (it also works on cabinet saws). Its fully adjustable inverted box-type transparent shield provides safety while performing virtually any cutting operation.
When properly adjusted, the adjustable fixed barrier guard will not ride up, or climb over the work piece or, more importantly, your fingers, providing excellent protection from the blade. The clear shield is firmly suspended over your work in either a cantilever or tabletop mount, and the anti-kickback mechanism can be retracted for working with soft materials or veneers. Each guard is OSHA and ANSI compliant and also includes a splitter.
From the Manufacturer
The Brett-Guard Table Saw Guard is exceptionally effective and easy to use. It is designed to overcome the objection "we can't guard that operation". It's fully adjustable inverted box-type transparent shield provides safety while performing virtually any cutting operation. The clear shield is firmly suspended over your work in either a cantilever or tabletop mount. The Brett Guard is an adjustable "fixed barrier" guard that, when properly adjusted, will not ride up, or climb over the work piece or, more importantly your fingers, providing excellent protection from the blade. Each guard contains an adjustable anti-kickback mechanism that can be retracted for working with soft materials or veneers. Also included with each guard is a splitter.
Top Customer Reviews
The guard is clear so you can see the cutting action, and easily and quickly slides in and out on two steel support rods. Once you have its mounting plate attached to your table, you can remove the entire guard assembly with the twist of a knob. Very nice.
I see so many people using their saws without any guard at all (mostly because the stock guards are so bad). That's just not an option for me, because I know someday I'll make a mistake. Hopefully, the HTC guard system will keep me safe when that happens.
Note: If you purchase the left hand mount version and have a deep left hand extension table (like the Bench Dog router table), you might need the 30" support rods (my unit came with the 24" rods, which are fine for most applications). If you do need the longer rods, contact HTC directly [...]. They swapped my 24" rods out for 30" rods. Awesome customer service.
Holes need to be drilled in the saw table and threaded. I used 4 5/16 bolts. The mounting platform is not 90 degrees and needs to be. To compensate for the wobble and lack of level I installed an adjustment screw through the mount plate and into the base of the lift. Once that was accomplished the guard works well.
I called HTC Products Customer Service and got through without any trouble. A nice rep named Keith put one of their product engineers on the phone so that I could describe the problem. Being the cynical type, I kind of expected them to try to talk me into performing some kind of do-it-yourself repair. However, I was pleasantly surprised when they insisted on exchanging the crank housing and mounting plate at no charge. I just finished installing my replacement parts and the whole thing works great. I would heartily recommend this product to anybody.
Here are some of the good points:
1) Easy to install once you figure out the directions, which were not very clear.
2) Easy to mount and unmount from the table.
3) Easy to use during cuts
4) Nice suction hole on top for dust extraction (this option is the model with a "P" in the model number such as HTC 10A-LP<<<
5) No more dust/chips in my face
6) Hands are forced to stay clear of blade
Not so good points of the blade guard and installation:
1) Instructions not very clear even after 3 readings
2) Missing parts (screws to mount dust cover to bars and screws to mount to saw extension)
3) Needed to file the holes in the mounting base plate to receive the positioning pins, because the pins were slightly out of alignment.
In summary, the HTC 10A-LP Brett-Guard Table Saw Guard is a very good product that will keep your fingers safe and saw dust and chips out of your face. Instructions could be better, but if you spend some time with them you will figure it out. Finally make sure you have all the parts, before you start to assemble, otherwise you will be making an unscheduled trip to the home center.
I have some ability as a machinist, so i can probably make this work, but at this price it should arrive in working order, not as a "home project".
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