Step 1: Tools & Materials Needed
*Bench vise (or other way to secure work piece)
*Dremel or other cutting implement
*Drill and bit
*Wire, twine, fishing line or the like
Step 2: Mark the Pipe
Cut only the side you marked! Do not cut the pipe in half. Make your cut as straight as possible. The straighter your cut the easier the guard is to remove or attach.
Once you've cut the slot clean off any scrap plastic around the cut. I was fortunate in that I was able to pull the cuttings away w/ my fingers. Sturdier plastic may require filing or sanding.
Test fit the guard on the blade. It can be tricky. I usually work the guard over one end of the blade and then pivot it up to cover the rest of the blade. It may require some wiggling to get it on depending on how straight the slot is. (Boy that sounds dirty.) If it is too narrow try widening the slot.
Step 3: Storage
To accomplish this put the pipe back in the vice with the slot facing down. Use a drill with a bit appropriate to the size of your wire to drill a hole in the pipe about a 1/2" from the end. Pass a wire through the hole and tie a couple of knots in it so that it forms a loop.
Your saw blade guard is now complete. Now put it on the blade or hang it up and use that saw!!!