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slaphitter

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09-30-2007 03:53 PM

My recently acquired OLD Jet contractor saw did not have the blade guard anymore. Lost in time.

It’s easy enough to stick a little pop-in splitter into a zero clearance insert, but I do also like to use a blade guard. I’m working with Jet customer service to identify the model that I have, but it’s so old I’m assuming that spare parts may be nonexistent.

Any suggestions for aftermarket solutions that are “universal” or can be modified to fit? I’ve seen the overarm guards, and I guess they are a possibilty. But I’m not in love with the bulk, since I plan to use the right wing for a router table. The overarm will get in the way.


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#1 posted 09-30-2007 04:21 PM

Here is an over-arm guard and a different option for your router

http://www.pennstateind.com/store/tsguard.html

Table Saw Guard

And for your router, use the left wing…

http://www.amazon.com/Bench-Dog-40-031-ProMax-Extension/dp/B00005RHP5/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/102-3415546-3882525?ie=UTF8&s=hi&qid=1191161765&sr=8-1

Bench Dog

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#2 posted 09-30-2007 07:06 PM

Splitter

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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#3 posted 09-30-2007 07:07 PM

Wayne – do you have the Bench Dog extension? If so, you like?

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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#4 posted 10-01-2007 01:05 AM

No, I’ve got a Jessem Router table. The bench dog looks interesting. Especially if you have a contractor’s saw or a right tilt cabinet saw. Although, I hear it can be installed in the right wing.

I also have a Biesmeyer Overarm guard (waiting for time to install). I hate the delta factory guard.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#5 posted 10-01-2007 04:21 PM

Try www.acetoolrepair.com. They had the parts for my old Rockwell.

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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#6 posted 10-02-2007 02:09 AM

Dorje,

I don’t want to hijack this thread but I do have the Bench Dog table extension. It is a great piece of work but… the inset is not the size that most people produce so you’re stuck using the Bench Dog insert. It would be nice to have options, just something to consider.

-- Dan in Central Oklahoma, Able to turn good wood into saw dust in the blink of an eye!

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#7 posted 10-02-2007 09:04 AM

Dan – I’ll send you a PM on the bench dog – even though I’m in the “let these threads go anywhere they go” camp!

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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#8 posted 10-05-2007 10:43 PM

I’ve ordered a Mega- Mouth Shark Guard for my old Unisaw. I can’t wait to get it- I’ll post pics when it gets here someday!

http://www.leestyron.com/sharkguard.php

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