Brettguard Model

Tlie Brett-Guard IOA-L'k blade cover lightly on the workpiece to hold it don he Brett-Guard Model 10A-L was the first guard I tried some years ago. This guard is configured differently than the others; its blade cover is an 11-in.-square, l H-in.-high box made of acrylic plastic. The cover is solid, with H-in.-thick walls and a 5*-in.-thick top.

11k* blade cover is suspended from two metal rods dial attach to a "control unit," which has a crank that you turn to raise or lower the cover. The control unit mounts to a plate bolted to the saw's left or right extension wing, leftside mounting is more common but provides just 18 in. of clearance between the blade and the control unit, limiting crosscut ting capacity. You can install additional mounting plates to the right of the blade (cost: S 17.25) and behind the cover (cost: $21.85), and quickly move the control unit to one of these other spots to perform most crosscutting operations.

I found that the blade cover affords great visibility and slides quick

Tlie Brett-Guard IOA-L'k blade cover lightly on the workpiece to hold it don ly out of the way for blade setups.

The Brett blade cover doesn't adjust automatically to the thickness of the workpicce, as do most of the other guards. Instead, you have to manually readjust the height of the cover when you switch to wood of a different thickness. You can adjust the cover to hover above the blade, within % in. of the fence, for ripping very

Street Price: $2 *6 Maximum Rip Width: Unlimited right of blade; 18 in. left of blade. •Anti-kickback plate and splitter included. •Mounts to saw table.

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(8iX)) 624-2027 u»uj<*ia narrow work. Also, you can ride« position the edge of the n. cover to help guide vertical stock against the fence when cutting edge grooves.

The Brett-Guard includes a splitter that I had to modify to mount it to my saw. There's also a small, adjustable anti-kickback plate on the underside of the blade cover. The anti-kickback plate only works if the guard is mounted to the left of the blade, and I found that it didn't do much except put scratches in the workpicce.

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