Make Simple Hand Saw Safety Guards Out Of Flexible Conduit

Make Simple Hand Saw Safety Guards Out of Flexible Conduit

Safety should be a priority in any workshop or tool shed, especially if you have any curious youngsters around. With a little flexible conduit, you can make blade guards for all of your hand saws and avoid accidents.

These simple guards, from Instructables user john pedersen, are easy to make and won't cost you much if you know where to look. All you need to do is cut the flexible conduit to the length of each saw's blade, and then carefully cut a slit lengthwise down one side of each piece. Stick the sharp edge of the saw into the slit and the conduit will pinch itself onto the blade, keeping it in place. Keep in mind, this is flexible conduit made of PVC and not the metallic kind used in outdoor construction. It's usually blue or orange, and you can buy a roll of the stuff in the store or look for some that's been tossed out at a construction site.

Hand Saw Guards [Instructables]


    I've used conduit for my bow saws (the type in the middle of the photo), but put it in the oven for a minute so it collapses to an oval cross section. That way you can disconnect one end of the blade, slide on the conduit and reconnect the blade. That protective conduit is NOT coming off until you need it to.

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