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Forum topic by alittleoff posted 11-14-2016 03:10 PM 608 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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alittleoff

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11-14-2016 03:10 PM

Are these any good? I can pick one up for about 100.00. Never seen any psi equiptment. Thanks in advance.
Gerald


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#1 posted 11-14-2016 05:20 PM

Personally I would pass. It’s more related to the size of the pipe for the overblade pickup than anything. Choking a DC down to 2” is going to seriously restrict the amount of air it can pull through the tube…hence the amount of dust collected will be restricted. It might work better with a shop vac hooked to it.

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#2 posted 11-14-2016 06:07 PM

I agree with Fred about the 2” pipe…

They’re expensive, but my Excalibur overarm guard has stayed with me for 16 years and three saws, now residing on a Sawstop ICS. It’s super easy to lock the height to clear a sled or other tool, let it float on sheet goods, swing the entire arm in and out of position, or completely remove it from the saw if it’s in the way. All on-off operations are tool-free and take less than 10 seconds. That means the guard is on the saw, doing it’s job, as often as possible.

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#3 posted 11-14-2016 06:19 PM

I have a PSI dust collector and it has worked fine for ~10 yrs. When I was developing a dust collecting blade guard for the BORK, I wanted to stay at 2.5” for the hose. I agree that hooking up to a 4” d/c line is less than optimal.

I dedicated a shop vac to my blade guard and I am very pleased with the results. The only time I have any “dirt” on the table top is when I’m cutting polycarbonate to make more guards. The plastic “dust” is heavier than the wood kind.

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#4 posted 11-15-2016 06:09 PM

Asking for genuine curiosity, but if you have a 4” hose on your overarm collector, isn’t that going to compromise the under table dust collection? It seems to me that typical hobbyist/homeowner dust collectors would be severely taxed. Also, do you really generate THAT much dust on the top that requires a 4” port?

Wayne

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#5 posted 11-15-2016 07:29 PM

I, for one, was talking about hooking up a 2.5” hose from the guard to a 4” hose to the d/c.

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#6 posted 11-15-2016 08:06 PM

I have a 4” to the guard and a 4” to the cabinet, and it works well. But I have a fairly large DC also.

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#7 posted 11-15-2016 08:07 PM



I agree with Fred about the 2” pipe…

They re expensive, but my Excalibur overarm guard has stayed with me for 16 years and three saws, now residing on a Sawstop ICS. It s super easy to lock the height to clear a sled or other tool, let it float on sheet goods, swing the entire arm in and out of position, or completely remove it from the saw if it s in the way. All on-off operations are tool-free and take less than 10 seconds. That means the guard is on the saw, doing it s job, as often as possible.

I have an Excalibur also, it came with a Delta 12”-14”. I just started using it and I like it alot. The overhead pipe is 4”, with a 3”pipe that slides inside, so it necks down to 3”. I think the dust control was improved on my saw. I would like an overhead guard on my contractors saw, I am looking at the SawStop model, its under $200.

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