UNISAW owners: favorite options for splitter/blade guard?

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Forum topic by Kwit posted 04-06-2013 09:03 PM 3362 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-06-2013 09:03 PM

Hello to my fellow Unisaw owners…

I would like to hear opinions on after-market splitters and blade guards

YES – at this point I still really like having a blade guard on

-- don't talk about it - be about it

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#1 posted 04-07-2013 12:11 AM

I bought the Sharkguard for mine. I sometimes use the splitters…I never use the guard.

-- jay,

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#2 posted 04-07-2013 12:26 AM

I checked out the website – looks great


what does it cost? no prices on the website – 12+week lead time is rough

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#3 posted 04-07-2013 12:27 AM

I just refurbished two Unisaws. One of them has a Biesemeyer T-Guard with splitter that I have not yet re-installed. Can’t make up my mind about it. I like a guard, just not sure about this one.

-- Jim from Doniphan

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#4 posted 04-07-2013 01:10 AM

Yeah, he makes them to order, so you do have to wait a while. Can’t remember what I paid.

My preference to be without the guard says more about me than the product. I just haven’t felt comfortable using it.

-- jay,

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#5 posted 04-07-2013 03:26 AM

Another option is a power feeder. I have one that sits on my unfence that works pretty well. I dont have a splitter though and it could use one.

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#6 posted 04-07-2013 05:27 AM

I have the Delta Uniguard on my Delta Contractor’s Saw, it also fits the Unisaw. I love it. The only shortcoming is it doesn’t have dust collection. The splitter installs/removes in 15 seconds, the guard can be easily removed when necessary.

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#7 posted 04-07-2013 11:32 AM

I have the Beis snap in splitter. I later added a Shark Guard (they are a little over $100 if I recall), which in my case used the Bies clamp to hold it. It’s really a great set up for saws that don’t have a riving knife, and the Shark is really good at duct collection….mine is the Mega Mouth model, takes a 4” hose.

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#8 posted 04-07-2013 12:07 PM

I don’t own a Unisaw, but the BORK riving knife and blade guard should fit that saw. I’ve had one on my Shop Fox since 2008, and have had gotten excellent service from it. His latest versions have some very nice updates.

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#9 posted 04-07-2013 12:19 PM

My favorite aftermarket pair for any non-riving knife equipped saw is the Biesemeyer snap in splitter and Excalibur overarm guard.

Both devices are so quick and easy to install and remove, without tools, there’s no temptation not to use them. Also, the overarm guard works with sleds and non-through cuts, as it’s not attached to the splitter.

I don’t use anti-kickback pawls, as they can scratch the work, they interfere with sleds, and the added protection over the splitter itself is pretty dubious.

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#10 posted 04-08-2013 03:36 AM

I wasn’t happy with the Biesemeyer or others I had tried so I ended up making my own OVERARM GUARD/DUST HOOD... (hope it’s OK to post a link to another forum!) and I’m using it with the Delta Uniguard removable splitter

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