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Forum topic by woodcravings posted 02-23-2009 06:35 AM 5174 views 4 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-23-2009 06:35 AM

Topic tags/keywords: delta parts tablesaw

I decided to upgrade my Ryobi table saw and had been watching Craigslist in my area. I happened across an old Delta 34-410 contractor’s saw. Since it appeared to be in pretty good shape, I decided to pick it up. It was missing the blade guard, but I figured I’d just find a replacement. (I won’t “figure” this again – any future purchases will definitely include all the guards, etc.)

Well, now I’ve done some searching and managed to find a guard assembly for just under $90, but I still need to get some brackets to completely attach the guard assembly. Looks like the total will be around $150 – about what I paid for the saw. :)

Before I place my order, is anyone aware of good sources for cheap Delta replacement parts? I’m looking at right now.


-- Neal

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#1 posted 02-23-2009 03:30 PM

Hi Neal
Before you go out and buy one, have you considered making one? I made a SUVA-style guard for my tablesaw. I paid £10 (about $15) for some LDPE and a couple of quid for a Bristol Lever. The rest was scrap from the workshop.

It mounts onto the far right corner of the tablesaw and is supported by a shoe fixed to the top of the tablesaw rip fence. I’ve very pleased with its performance, and, because it is not mounted on the riving knife, I can do non-severing cuts like tenon shoulders, too.

Since taking that photo I’ve swapped the V-shaped arm support for a U-shaped one, and I’ve added a top plate with a vacuum hole in it, but apart from that it is identical. If I made it again, I’d keep the pan-handle part shorter and increase the length of the pan, so that more of the rear of the blade is covered, too.


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#2 posted 02-23-2009 04:48 PM

Steve, that is a fantastic solution even if one doesn’t NEED a replacement guard (but then again… it’s not surprising coming from you).

I’d definitely second Steve’s line of though – you don’t have to get ‘THE’ replacement guard, there are also 3rd party options, and homemade solution that will cost you much less – as seen in Steve’s solution, this is almost at no out of pocket cost.

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#3 posted 02-23-2009 05:25 PM

Nice looking guard. I’ve saved the pic for future reference. Another nice solution to someone’s problem. Nice work.

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#4 posted 02-23-2009 05:33 PM

Neal, Shop notes had a really good looking and very functional, much like Steve’s now is, going by his description, a few issues back I’ll post which one after I go out to the shop and locate it. Again its home made but the article includes planes. You may have to alter dimensions to fit your saw but still should be a lot better the the options you have right now.

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#5 posted 02-23-2009 06:55 PM

Steve, thanks for the suggestion. Initially, I was looking at replacing the whole blade guard assembly, because I don’t have a splitter installed either and I was thinking I’d need to replace the whole assembly – that’s when I would need a couple of additional bracket off the back of the saw. However, I now see I can just get a replacement splitter and might not need to worry quite so much about the guard and brackets. Then I can look at building my own.

Does anyone know if I would have any problems with the currently available Delta splitter (1349941) on this older saw? It looks like it might just drop into the existing mounting bracket, but I didn’t know if I might run into some alignment problems.

-- Neal

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#6 posted 02-24-2009 01:35 AM

I have bought power tool and machinery parts from so you could try there or also carries parts.

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