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Forum topic by bruc101 posted 01-18-2015 01:41 AM 1466 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-18-2015 01:41 AM

We had to move a Grizz 3 hp tablesaw to an area in the shop where the over arm blade guard won’t fit. Anyone got an suggestions on a guard that will work, with splitter, that we can mount to the saw?

Thanks in advance.

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#1 posted 01-18-2015 01:58 AM

How about ordering them from Grizzly if still available?

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#2 posted 01-18-2015 12:31 PM

Shark Guard, the downside in your case may be the lead time.

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#3 posted 01-18-2015 01:20 PM

Which of the Grizzly 3hp saws do you have? If one of the older G1023”S” series, then the stock guard, BORK, or Sharkguard should work.

The BORK is a retrofit riving knife that travels with the blade. It’s not quite as robust as the Sharkguard, but has the advantages of a riving knife vs a splitter.

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#4 posted 01-18-2015 07:01 PM

Interesting. How easy are the Bork or the Shark to remove for non through cuts? I took off the blade guard on my unisaw years ago and use an microjig splitter but I would like a blade guard. The stock Unisaw blade guard was dangerous and would bind the wood at the splitter.

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#5 posted 01-18-2015 07:11 PM

You might consider the Brett guard. You can get them
on ebay reasonably.

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#6 posted 01-18-2015 11:49 PM

For non-through cuts you’d have to remove the Shark guard and splitter. The BORK can be set so that you just remove the guard easily and leave the riving knife in place….or you can remove the knife too very easily. Neither is very difficult.

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