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Forum topic by Jance posted 02-28-2015 04:05 PM 1623 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-28-2015 04:05 PM

I purchased an older Rockwell table saw from a guy for 150.00 dollars. it’s a model number 34-430, I got ahold of delta they said it was made in the 7th month of 1974. the saw works great but would really like a blade guard with the anti kick back pawls and splitter. contacted delta most of those parts are na. been all over the web can’t seem to find any kind of universal option either. just wondering if any body on here has any ideas or maybe one for sale. I have the bracket at the back of the table yet, but it looks like everything under the blade plate is missing, plus I don’t think it has the right blade plate either there isn’t another slot in it for the attachment to go through any help would be appreciated.

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#1 posted 02-28-2015 05:04 PM

Yeah, some parts for 40+ year old saws just seem to be no longer available from the manufacturer :)

I see a couple of aftermarket suppliers still list some of the parts as being in stock, but you might need to make a few pieces yourself and some is just off the shelf hardware store stuff. But it is a vintage saw so you could try asking over at the OWWM site.. chances are there is someone there who either has a complete one or knows of a way to make another guard work. You could also post a WTB ad over there which can usually turn up long since obsolete parts.

As for the insert, they are pretty easy to make.


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#2 posted 03-01-2015 08:10 AM

The guards were junk. If you find one, it will end up where the rest ended up, on a shelf somewhere. Keep the saw adjusted well, don’t cut wet wood, don’t stand behind the blade while ripping, don’t put anything in the path of the blade that you want in one piece, don’t touch the blade while it’s moving, and you’ll be fine.

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#3 posted 03-01-2015 12:25 PM

What Rick said, those guards were a real PITA. I had a 34-444 and the guard came off and stayed off. Look into a Shark Guard, they come with mounting bracket, a couple of splitters, and the basket which has excellent DC if you hook it to a collector.

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