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Forum topic by jamar1 posted 12-04-2018 11:26 PM 306 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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jamar1

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12-04-2018 11:26 PM

I recently posted about a Saw Stop I considered buying when I came across a terrific deal on a Powermatic 2000.
I am super happy with my purchase, but Powermatic does not offer an over arm or overhead dust collector. My question is, will the Saw Stop over arm or overhead dust collector work on my PM 2000? My thinking is, since their design is essentially the Excelsior product( that was universal), it should work. Does anyone have any insight on this? Any thoughts about how I might determine compatibility before I buy it?


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#1 posted 12-05-2018 04:51 AM

Shark Guard makes one that should work on your saw.

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#2 posted 12-05-2018 11:42 AM

I think the only change they made to the Excalibur design is the color of the paint. I have the original Excalibur (before the SS purchase) on my SS…they may have tweaked some of the hardware but it wouldn’t be something you couldn’t overcome.

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jamar1

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#3 posted 12-07-2018 04:35 AM

Fred -that’s what i thought. I’m going to order one. I’ll update when I have it installed.
Thanks

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#4 posted 12-07-2018 04:15 PM

I want to add an overhead dust collector, too.
Thus, a question for you, jamar1:

What leads you to choose the Sawstop version rather than the Sharkguard product?
Thanks!

-- Jim, Houston, TX

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jamar1

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#5 posted 12-08-2018 12:35 AM

Jim-
I glanced at it once, but since you asked, I went back and carefully read the details.
I must be missing something, but I don’t see any mention of how to mount incoming dust collection.
If it must come from the ceiling, I’m out.
I do like the design and the replacable parts, but dust collection needs to be easy and maneuverable in my mind.
Thoughts or insight appreciated.

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#6 posted 12-08-2018 05:57 PM

I am not speaking from direct experience. I am a fairly technical type guy, and I can visualize well, but I don’t have any overhead DC on my t-saw. I would like to have it, if i could get comfortable with it not interfering with my sight lines to the blade as it cuts, and didn’t interfere with any material handling movements.

It looks to me like a number of the Sharkguard installs have the horizontal arm that holds the device and the suction hose in place are using some element of their own dust collection piping. Perhaps you saw that and are saying you want to purchase the suction pipe horizontal arm from the maker, rather than use your own piping. On the shark guard site, there are links to photos and installs, that show such setups. Here is one
http://www.thesharkguard.com/images/Delta/mp2.jpg

ALSO OF NOTE:
Here is the one offered by Penn State, currently on sale for a good price at $160
https://www.pennstateind.com/store/TSGUARD.html?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI8cqb4-SQ3wIVQ7nACh172gWbEAQYBCABEgIF1fD_BwE

I consider them a reliable supplier, but I have not seen one of their systems in person.

-- Jim, Houston, TX

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Fred Hargis

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#7 posted 12-08-2018 06:07 PM

I’ll chime in here. My last saw was a Unisaw, and I had outfitted with a Shark Guard. I came across the Excalibur mentioned above on one of these forums at a very good price, so I bought it and swapped the Shark out. On my unisaw I actually liked the Shark better. My Unisaw had a snap in Bies splitter, and the shark used the clamp from it as the mount. To move the Shark I simply pulled a plunger and tit came loose. I would just lay it to side when it wasn’t needed. But you do need to come in from the top with your DC hookup, for me that wasn’t a problem since I had a duct run at the end of the extension for the cabinet. I actually intended to replace the Excalibur with the Shark, but before I did I sold the Uni and the Shark went with it. The replacement was a SS and I put the Excalibur on it. Here’s a pic of the way I hooked the Shark up:

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