Delta Contractor Saw Splitter/Blade Guard

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Forum topic by kykyle posted 01-05-2014 03:45 PM 3085 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-05-2014 03:45 PM

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Hello Jocks, I have a Delta 10” Right Tilt Contractor Saw (36-451). I bought the saw used about a month ago and it didn’t come with a splitter or blade guard. I’ve used it quite a bit on a project that I’m working on(photos to come) and would feel safer with a splitter and possibly even a blade guard. I’ve never used a splitter with a table saw, I usually chuck them in a drawer while setting the thing up and never look back but I think I’d like one for this saw. Long story short, I can’t find anything that’s not a Beisemeyer which costs around $150. I don’t want to spend that kind of money on something I’m not 100% sure I will use all the time. Anyone have a source that has something that would work for me? Or maybe you’ve thrown your splitter and blade guard in a drawer and would want to sell it to a newbie woodworker? Thanks in advance

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#1 posted 01-07-2014 03:56 AM

There aren’t many serious, safety conscious woodworkers that would “throw their splitter and blade guard in a drawer”. New Delta replacement parts are getting kind of hard to get. Your best bet is to look on eBay for used parts for your saw if you want exact replacements. I personally value my fingers and will never run a saw without at least a splitter to prevent pinching the blade and causing kick back. You could also get one of these to use. If you insist on no guard you might want to get one of these.

-- Tom Finnigan - Measures? We don't need no stinking measures! - Hmm, maybe thats why my project pieces don't fit.

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#2 posted 01-07-2014 10:08 AM

Microjig makes a fixed splitter that’s reasonable.

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#3 posted 01-07-2014 05:49 PM

Splitters are easy to make but most people leave them off these saws because it’s a bolt on and you have to remove them for a non-through cut. The blade guards were also terrible and likewise get left off. Those microjig things might work out if you can keep from losing them.

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