DIY: Quick Release 15" Hand Saw Blade Guard

Modern aggressive hand saw may not come with a plastic blade guard, but a cardboard sheath that slides off too easily. Frankly, for portable use, something more durable and convenient is required to reduce accidental cuts.

The following are instructions for making a cheap durable quick release 15” hand saw blade guard.

Parts Required

  • 1 – Hockey Skate Guard
  • 1 – String
  • 1 – Bungee cord

Tools Required

  • Scissors
  • Pliers
  • Utility Knife

Instructions

  • Step 1: Find a hockey skate guard. A pair can be purchased locally for less than $5, and is available in various colors.
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  • Step 2: Fit the skate guard over the hand saw blade.
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  • Step 3: Use a marker to indicate the excess portion of the skate guard to cut.
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  • Step 4: Use a utility knife to cut off the excess portion of the skate guard.
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  • Step 5: Find an elastic bungee cord to secure the skate guard onto the saw blade.
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  • Step 6: Knot up a piece of string to thread through the end skate guard hole.
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  • Step 7: Pull the string through, and make sure the knot securely wedges itself in the slot.
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  • Step 8: Tie the other end of the string to the bungee cord.
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  • Step 9: Double check the fit of the bungee cord onto the skate guard and hand saw handle.
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  • Step 10: Use pliers to crimp the bungee cord hooks together to form a permanent loop.
    Quick Release 15 Inch Hand Saw Blade Guard

Final Words

The quick release 15” hand saw blade guard is easy to use but secure for carrying.

Attachment to Hand Saw

  1. Slide the saw blade into the skate guard.
  2. Pull the bungee cord over the skate guard and hand saw handle.

Quick Release

  1. With one hand, hold onto the saw.
  2. With the other hand, pull the bungee cord off the hand saw handle and the skate guard off the saw blade in one motion.

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