After market blade guard. Shark guard.

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Forum topic by lateralus819 posted 03-27-2014 04:29 AM 917 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-27-2014 04:29 AM

I have a Grizzly 1023 right tilt saw. Didn’t come with a blade guard. At first i was going to get the stock unit, but after examination it looks pretty cheap. I found the Shark guard, which looks like a really serious kit. Pawls, guard, splitter. The only thing i don’t like is it’s useless for non through cuts.

Other then a brett guard, are there any other options for an over the top guard? And those of you who have a shark how do you like it?

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#1 posted 03-27-2014 05:09 AM

I have a shark guard, as a dust collector it’s awesome. I have a unisaw, and the way the splitter attaches- it’s not great for me. It is kinda loose, like if you grab it you can move it a little forward and back. Maybe I’m missing something but I’d like it to be a little tighter.

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#2 posted 03-27-2014 11:26 AM

I also had a Shark on a Unisaw. Mine had the Bies snap in splitter, so the Shark was made to use that bracket. Admittingly the shark is not helpful on non through cuts, but it’s still the best when it comes to DC. I was able to snag an Excalibur sometime after I bought my Shark. Since you can do non-through cuts with it you might think it better. But the truth is you should always have a splitter in place (IMHO), so you still have to remove something to do the dadoes and whatnot. I’m thinking of switching my Excalibur back to the Shark for the superior DC.

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