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Forum topic by Reddial posted 12-12-2013 08:01 PM 2093 views 1 time favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Reddial

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12-12-2013 08:01 PM

I have been a woodworker for over 40 years and always removed the ‘silly’ blade guard and splitters as soon as I acquired a new table saw. Let’s be honest, they are a pain to deal with and get in the way of our fine workmanship. However I am convinced that the SawStop type safety technology is the only way that a table saw should be built today. At the very minimum, every new saw should have a Riving Knife. But unfortunately I have an old Grizzly that I have built a lot of accessories for that I will not sacrifice.

My answer was to order a Shark Guard from http://leestyron.com. So far I love it. Not only for the obvious safety features, but the above blade dust collection. I also was able to incorporate dust collection for my router table using the Shark Guard port when it is ‘parked’.




Unfortunately the lead time was about 5 months. But this gave me plenty of time to revamp my dust collection ducting to accommodate the new Shark Guard.

While ‘splitters’ are not as good as Riving Knives, these are very close. And most importantly, the kit converts the wrench and nuts splitter change to a very quick single handle, wrench-less operation. The kit include 3/8”, 1 3/8”, and 2 7/8” splitters.



I’ll keep you posted if I end up scrapping this, but right now it’s the best solution I’ve seen that I can actually use.

-- Darrel..."The biggest threat to 'good' is 'better'.


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jaykaypur

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#1 posted 12-12-2013 10:00 PM

Looks like a great addition to the shop.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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Fred Hargis

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#2 posted 12-12-2013 10:39 PM

They are super, no doubt about it. Lee is a great guy to deal with as well. I have the Mega Mouth model, bought mostly for it’s dust collecting abilities and it really works well.

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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mrg

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#3 posted 12-12-2013 11:04 PM

I have had my Shark Guard for about a year now and like it. The guard was installed on my contractor saw that was missing its guard and splitter.

-- mrg

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