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Shark vs. DELTA 34-868 Bracket and Splitter Assembly got 34-450 Unisaw?

by PNW_Steve
posted 08-10-2017 07:45 PM


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#1 posted 08-11-2017 12:06 PM

If you have DC, then the Shark is hands down the best choice. I had one on my Unisaw, but I also had the Bies snap in splitter clamp to mount it in (now discontinued, I think). But if a splitter is all you want, the Shark splitter is very good…but that Delta looks like it will work just as well. Even without the DC hooked up, I would prefer to have the basket over the blade that the Shark offers (personally).

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#2 posted 08-17-2017 02:09 AM

Anyone tried the Delta 34-868 splitter?

The only feedback I have found is Amazon reviews and I am reluctant to put faith there.

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#3 posted 08-17-2017 02:18 AM

I have one on my Unisaw, and I believe I have already highly recommended it to you. It stays on the machine and operates with a single finger. Here it is shown in the down position (table removed).

Cheers,
Brad

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#4 posted 08-17-2017 03:56 AM

Thanks Brad,

Do you think that it is the better option for reducing the chance of kickback?

Any negatives you have encountered?

Thanks again.

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#5 posted 08-17-2017 04:59 AM

Do you think that it is the better option for reducing the chance of kickback?
Any negatives you have encountered?
- PNW_Steve

Well, a splitter is a splitter – even when it’s called a riving knife… and their purpose is to prevent kickback. Any one is certainly a better option than none at all. The disadvantage with stock splitters are they are usually a PITA to remove/install, so people typically just leave them off. The disadvantage with the MJ splitter is that it is fixed, and will not tilt with the blade. The Shark ARK and disappearing splitter will tilt with the blade, but need to be raised or lowered manually. The Shark requires you to loosen a thumbscrew to adjust the height. The disappearing splitter just pushes down or pops up with a finger. Both are left on the machine and do not need to be removed for non-through cuts.

And no, I cannot think of any negatives I’ve encountered with the disappearing splitter.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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#6 posted 08-18-2017 10:34 PM

Thanks Brad!!

I sure like the dust collection feature of the Shark but with my current budget I think I am going to go with the Delta splitter.

Thanks again for the assistance.

S.

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