Last Updated on 1 year by Mike Steffens

Do you want to install the blade guard on your Ryobi table saw? Then, you don’t need to be panicked even if you don’t know the process. Installing a blade guard is not a difficult task. 

You know most of the time the manufacturers supply the blade guard with the saw but they don’t provide installment. So, who installs it? Obviously, you are the person who has to install it with the saw. 

If you don’t know how to install a blade guard on the Ryobi table saw, it will seem quite a difficult task for you. Then? Do you leave it? You don’t need to leave it because we have a proper guideline for you. 

So, without delay, let’s begin.

How To Install Blade Guard On Ryobi Table Saw

A complete guideline to install the blade guard

The installation process of the blade guard is really a facile task. But you need to be more careful because your hands remain very close to the blade when installing it.

You will merely need 3-5 minutes to install it in your table saw. But for this installment, you will need some handy tools.

Let’s have a look at what you will need to install it.

Required tools: 

  • A screwdriver
  • A drive blade guard
  • Hand gloves 
  • Goggles

Now, to get the proper guidelines, follow the steps outlined below.

Steps to follow: 

Step #1: Prepare The Saw For Installing Blade Guard

Disconnect the power cable and the key from the keyhole. Press the power button to the lock position. 

Step #2: Remove The Screws

Use a screwdriver to remove the screws attached to the saw throat plate. Keep the screws in a safe place for reinstalling. Remove the saw throat plate.

When you remove it, you will find the riving knife in the lock position. Unlock the lever of the riving knife.  

Step #3: Lock The Riving Knife

Use your hands to pull the riving knife upwards. Set it into the upper position and push the lever of the knife into the lock position. Again install the throat plate into its previous position.  

Step #4: Set Anti-Kickback Pauls

To prevent the anti-kickback, set an anti-kickback pauls with the knife. You will find a button at the side of the pauls. Press the button and hold it for sometimes. 

Now, attach it to the riving knife in the backside hole. Release the pauls and it should be safely locked with the knife. 

Step #5: Set The Guard Lever

Take the guard lever and set it with the riving knife. But do not set the guard in its up position. Turn the guard at its back position and set it with the riving knife. Attach the guard in the center position of the knife. 

Press down the front part of the blade guard to set the guard parallel with the cutting table. When the blade guard is properly parallel with the cutting table, lock the lever of the guard. Always make sure that all the fittings are accurate to perform the cut. 

Done! The blade is now ready for cutting. 

How To Install Blade Guard On Ryobi Table Saw


  1. Wear proper safety clothing when installing the saw blade guard.
  2. Keep your hands in a safe position when pulling the riving knife upwards.

Final verdict

The installation process of the Ryobi table saw blade guard is quite difficult if you are a newbie. But once you install it, it will be handy for you. 

You don’t need too much time to install it. Just manage some time and do it at home. It will save your expanse and time too. 

I hope, from this article, you understood how to install a blade guard on the Ryobi table saw.

Now, install the guard and cut your woods according to your desire. 


I have a Tools store located in Florida. My Dad has started this store in 1975 and Now I'm the owner of the store. I know almost everything about the tools that’s why I provide tools tips and reviews for my reader.

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