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  • Sad News - Lee Styron

    I don't feel qualified to post this as I didn't interact with Lee much on this forum, but I know how important he is to this group. However, I didn't want his passing to go unnoticed.

    I've learned on another forum that Lee Styron, inventor of the Shark Guard, passed away on January 1, 2019. I believe his son made the announcement there and he indicated he would continue with the business.

    My condolences to his family and thank you for bringing innovation to this hobby we love.



  • #2
    I am very saddened to hear that.

    my condolences to his family,
    Loring in Katy, TX USA
    If your only tool is a hammer, you tend to treat all problems as if they were nails.
    BT3 FAQ - https://www.sawdustzone.org/forum/di...sked-questions


    • #3
      I sure am sorry to hear this news. Lee was a great fellow. Will be lifting his family in prayer.
      Hank Lee

      Experience is what you get when you don't get what you wanted!


      • #4
        So sorry to hear of his passing. I was always interested in Lee's postings and most admired his business and inventive skills. My condolences to his family and friends.

        He is a great loss to all of us and he will be missed,

        Think it Through Before You Do!


        • #5
          Thanks for sharing this Paul. I am so sorry to read this. Lee was a trusted friend to many. His guard grew out of a discussion between him and Marc on the old Ryobi forum about riving knife vs splitter with Lee touting the benefits of the riving knife. It was an interesting exchange. As most of us know Lee Styron "Stytooner" has done more to enhance safety than most companies. IMHO his SharkGuard is better than Sawstop.

          He was also the longest standing Moderator on BT3Central, possibly tied with Hank.
          Last edited by Black walnut; 01-13-2019, 02:07 PM.
          just another brick in the wall...


          • #6
            Sorry to hear that. I always enjoyed his input. He was a good guy.
            "I just dropped in to see what condition my condition was in."-Kenny Rogers


            • #7
              Sorry to hear this, and my prayers with his family. I have a Shark and prize it highly - glad to hear his son will continue the business.
              Bill in Buena Park


              • #8
                So sorry to hear this, a good man
                Ken in Cincinnati

                Pretend this line says something extremely witty


                • #9
                  Very sad news. He revolutionized safety in my shop with his practical table saw blade guard. Thank you for letting us know.


                  • #10
                    Dang that's terrible news. The shark guard was one of my best shop purchases, and Lee was a valuable contributor to this place.


                    • #11
                      That is terrible news. Very sorry to hear that. As mentioned he contributed greatly to the safety of BT3X and later the other table saws. My thoughts are with his family.

                      Turaj (in Toronto)
                      "When I read about the evils of drinking, I gave up reading!" Henny Youngman


                      • #12
                        Wow, so sad to hear
                        Electrical Engineer by day, Woodworker by night


                        • #13
                          I'm very sorry to hear this. My condolences to his family. RIP.

                          (I've been a satisfied Shark Guard user since near the beginning.)


                          • #14
                            Sad news, condolences to the family.


                            • #15
                              Sorry to hear of Lee's passing was using the Shark Guard yesterday on a little project. What is a BT3 with out the Shark Guard think I had version 1 or 2. Thoughts and prayers for Lee and his family