Removing a Table Saw Guard Removing a Table Saw Guard

What You'll Need
Screwdriver
Small slotted screwdriver
Nail punch
Hammer

It is important that you are able to take apart and put back together your table saw guard. Being able to know the ins and outs of it will help you to get a better understanding of how it works and what you need to do to get it to work properly should something go wrong with it.

Step 1 – Unplug

The first thing that you are going to have to do is unplug the table saw. Give it time to cool off if you have just recently used it. Make sure that your guard is fully up.

Step 2 – Unscrew

You will need to get the riveting knife locking knob unscrewed. You will do this by twisting it counterclockwise. Make sure that you get the locking knob removed as well as your spacing washer.

Step 3 – Knife Lock Pin

The riving knife lock pin will be sticking out from your riving knife mounting bracket. On the backside of the locking pin you will need to remove the retaining ring using your small slotted screwdriver.

Step 4 – Removal

Place the nail punch in the center and tap it lightly with a hammer. You will then be able to remove the pin and the rest of the guard should come off along with it. 

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