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12-18-2010 02:47 AM

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Just saw this, looking for a review. Anyone have one of these?


I hate posing these question as you might think that i work for griz. No just need help with overhead dust and maybe some safety

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#1 posted 12-18-2010 06:16 AM

I looked at one of these last month when I was in Springfield. Looks promising. I’m going back there Monday to get a new bandsaw and will look again and ask a few questions. I’ll let you know what I find out but real world experience would be much better. I hope someone has one that can offer an opinion.

I’m getting a cyclone dust collector in the next month or so and I have been wondering if putting a drop from the ducting over the top of the saw would be just as effective. I rip a lot of poplar and it puts out a lot of dust from above the blade.

-- JimT

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#2 posted 12-19-2010 06:09 AM

Went to Springfield this morning as they were down to 2 of the 514X2 bandsaws and I did not want to chance not getting one since I have already sold my old one. I looked at the overarm dust collector and finally decided to get one. I’m pretty sure it is overpriced and maybe something homemade could work just as good but I finally convinced myself it will work. Plus, the salesman gave me $50 off coupon.

I’ll get it hooked up this week, give it a try and report back. I plan on getting an Oneida 5hp cyclone in the next month or so but in the meantime I’ll have to hook it up to my 1.5 hp Jet 1100.

-- JimT

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#3 posted 12-19-2010 06:07 PM

Possibly a more cost effective option is the Shark Guard.

You need to be able to have an overhead drop. I have been using mine for several months and it does an amazing job.

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#4 posted 12-19-2010 06:58 PM

I’d love to have an over-arm guard … I just don’t want to pay $330 for one. Plus, I don’t like the idea of having one that sits on the floor or hangs from the ceiling … in my shop space, it has to move with the saw..

I am considering building one like the ‘SUVA-style guard’ Steve Maskery has on his Xcalibur saw. He posted a picture of it in his comment on a previous forum topic ( ).

For the record, I don’t know what SUVA is … may a Euro-version of Underwriter’s Lab?

Steve’s guard mounts to the rear rail on the table saw fence, and supported by a cradle that sits atop the center of the rip fence.

It seems to me that facilitate dust collection into Steve’s guard with a little re-design. I’m thinking about using some 2 1/4” aluminum tubing I have as a result of a contractor hitting my flag pole with a back-hoe (I never throw anything away!).


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#5 posted 12-21-2010 03:50 AM

I hooked up the Grizzly overarm today. My SawStop cabinet saw is next to a wall (right side against the wall) so I put the arm on that side. I only had to move the saw a few inches further from the wall to accomodate the bend of a 4” hose toward my dust collector. With the support arm tight against the saw it only sticks out about 2” so not a lot more clearance is needed. The bottom support bracket and feet fit nicely under saw and out the way.

The plastic dust pickup is a little over 4” wide by 20” long so it is large enough to more than cover the blade front and rear. It is hooked to my 1.5hp Jet DC1100 with a cartridge filter. The SawStop has a 4” port also so the two lines are running at the same time. Probably a little much for the dc. I needed to rip over 150’ of 5/4 poplar for a furniture frame I’m building and when I finished there was only a little dust on the saw and none on me. Totally different than usual. I set the shroud about 3” above the table to give me room to use my push stick.

I then had to rip some of the poplar into 2” boards and had to set the shroud just above the fence, which worked fine with a long push stick. The only time it could not keep up is when the blade became exposed on some of the narrower boards which sent a shower of dust off to the side. Just not enough suction to get it.

I will continue to experiment with it to see what it will do in different positions. I have to get used to this because I generally cut without a blade guard. My first impression is that is will work very well for me, especially after I get an Oneida cyclone with a 5 hp motor installed, hopefully by February. That should make a huge difference, I hope.

-- JimT

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#6 posted 12-22-2010 08:24 PM

thanks for the review.

pretty good ..I posted a request for info…you drive and buy product….set it up…and post a review…

thats helping out a Lumber Jock in need…



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#7 posted 12-22-2010 08:36 PM

I just bought a PSI unit off of ebay, it’s like brand new. I’m in the process of making a surround table for my TS and have installed this on the saw. Haven’t had a chance to use it (Damn it’s cold out there). Previous owner loved it, needed more room in his small shop so my gain. There’s another one on ebay under dust collection, around $100 + shipping.

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#8 posted 12-23-2010 04:24 PM

I looked at the Grizzly link and think with a bit of thought, one could make a unit a lot cheaper.

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#9 posted 06-24-2013 10:53 AM

SUVA guard was named after a Swiss accident insurance company which made the standards on table saw safety.

To make a SUVA guard is very inexpensive just the cost of a steel pipe and some plexiglass.
Here is the one I made for my table saw


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