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Old 06-28-2013, 08:44 PM   #341
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LOL yup been there done that! I think my crew has fine tuned that problem, cause now in the chalk department of the trailer its clearly labeled blue or red with sharpie arrows pointing to the extra chalk lines.
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Old 06-28-2013, 09:31 PM   #342
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YNYAF when blade guards on circular saws are removed
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Not here, not ever. Compromising safety that way is just plain stupid.
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Old 06-28-2013, 09:36 PM   #344
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It's on there for a reason.....at least my thoughts
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do you hold the saw till the blade stops spinning every time you use it?
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YNYAF when you know how to cut with a worm drive with the blade guard still on.

or
you still have a splinter in your gut from 30 years ago.
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ynyafw you go to the porta with two blocks of wood for your own personal toilet seat.

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do you hold the saw till the blade stops spinning every time you use it?
No...I've never removed them but we used to wedge them up....you either hang them on a nail in your horses or set them upside down.

I still put my saw upside down...keeps the plate square. No longer wedge the gaurd though
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No...I've never removed them but we used to wedge them up....you either hang them on a nail in your horses or set them upside down.

I still put my saw upside down...keeps the plate square. No longer wedge the gaurd though
I've wedged and wired them for a spacific reason. But never left it like that
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I remember a sidewinder I had with a sticky blade guard....forget the circumstances why I was using it on a house I framed which was near move in condition. Hardwood floors installed, but not sanded yet, gc told me to go back and add another closet in a bedroom per clients change order. Well I was cutting studs, went to set it down and guess what!??? Yup big ol zipper across the new floor, [email protected]#& double @#$%, costly mistake on my part and lesson learned. Always cut outside in this type of situation, and make sure blade guards work properly on EVERY SAW

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I've wedged and wired them for a spacific reason. But never left it like that
Ill still wedge if a specefic situation calls for it.

Back then...my first framing job in indianapolis all the saws were always wedged up...same as when I moved to Memphis a year later..ALL The crews kept their blades wedged.

In hindsight I believe its because all our roofs were compex cut up rafter framed monsters. 4-8, 000 sq ft customs with 4, 5, and 6 stall garages. Multiple bays and coffered celings galore.

To this day , 13 years into construction....the best 2 framers I ever worked for were the first 2.
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I remember a sidewinder I had with a sticky blade guard....forget the circumstances why I was using it on a house I framed which was near move in condition. Hardwood floors installed, but not sanded yet, gc told me to go back and add another closet in a bedroom per clients change order. Well I was cutting studs, went to set it down and guess what!??? Yup big ol zipper across the new floor, [email protected]#& double @#$%, costly mistake on my part and lesson learned. Always cut outside in this type of situation, and make sure blade guards work properly on EVERY SAW
Lol...I'm sorry .

I've did it once...on the slab though.
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Simple two hour job, cost me mucho bucks. But I learned how to tooth in hardwood strip flooring after my dumbazz did this
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I've wedged and wired them for a spacific reason. But never left it like that
Yep. I'll use a pencil to wedge it if I need to, but it's pretty rare. On the crew I worked on we pinned them for years, but when I started working for myself I decided to leave them down. I don't even think about it anymore. Guard doesn't get in the way at all.
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Yep. I'll use a pencil to wedge it if I need to, but it's pretty rare. On the crew I worked on we pinned them for years, but when I started working for myself I decided to leave them down. I don't even think about it anymore. Guard doesn't get in the way at all.
Unless you're cutting an angle. How often do you cut an angle or tilt the table?
Not advocating the removal of guards. Some people (like my nephew) should not handle a skil saw at all. They're the ones I worry about.

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Unless you're cutting an angle. How often do you cut an angle or tilt the table?
Not advocating the removal of guards. Some people (like my nephew) should not handle a skil saw at all. They're the ones I worry about.

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I have 2 saws with that setup, and they are the first two I always reach for. I haven't had to pin a guard since I got those things.

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