overarm blade guard/dust collection

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Forum topic by MNWOODWORKER posted 06-19-2009 07:44 AM 1731 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-19-2009 07:44 AM

I have to finish making the base and storage cabinets for under my saw and outfeed and then I am going to start on the overarm gaurd, but want to start planning now. I have never had overarm blade gaurd so I was wondering for all of you that do have them, what are your likes and dis-likes with the different systems. I am not sure if I am going to make my own or buy one, it depends on the cost for the steel tubing, but I would rather make it myself and get everything just the way I want. I have thought about making a heavy duty frame and using PVC but am leaning more for the steel tubing. I would really like to hear any ideas you guys have.

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#1 posted 06-19-2009 08:16 AM

I have the Shark Guard. It’s not an overarm guard, but it works well and uses a splitter.

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#2 posted 06-19-2009 01:16 PM

Nate, Here is one that USCJeff has posted. An overhead blade guard with a dust collection hook-up looks to be a good addition to control the fugitive dust emissions that are inherent with most blade guards.

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