1974? Delta Contractor's Saw blade guard?

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Forum topic by KarlW posted 12-22-2011 06:25 PM 1668 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-22-2011 06:25 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question tablesaw

My first post here. I am mostly neaderthal, but picked up a solid old contractors saw for the occasional breakdown of large materials. Runs good and smooth, but I am missing the entire assembly for the blade guard. Right now, I’ve just got a shop-made splitter in there.

The model is 34-653, and most parts are no longer available for it. I’ve tried several sites, Ace Tool Repair and Parts Direct among them.

Any suggestions?

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#1 posted 12-22-2011 06:49 PM

There should be a number of aftermarket guards available.

Google “aftermarket blade guards, delta” and find your poison…

All the Best!

P.S. Welcome to Lumberjocks!

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#2 posted 12-22-2011 07:13 PM

If you have the mounting hardware…the unisaw guard will work(not sure about the newest model, but the 2008 model will work

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#3 posted 12-22-2011 07:51 PM

Thanks for the response. I have none of the mounting hardware, and the 34-6** saws seem to not be compatible with other guards. The mounting plate shown in the parts list is roughly C-shaped and, rather than having two legs that fit down into the housing.

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#4 posted 12-22-2011 08:03 PM

Try this site OWWM. They will help get one, you can see if anyones selling one there, or they will help make one. Great site.

Thanks, Michael Frey


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#5 posted 12-22-2011 08:13 PM

Thanks for the recommendation. I posted there a couple days ago. Not much response. Same at Sawmill Creek. Already I’ve had a ton more response here.

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#6 posted 12-22-2011 08:42 PM

Try Ebay. (<that one is too pricey for me). Check the part numbers by the manuals on OWWM if the model numbers are different. -Jack

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#7 posted 12-22-2011 09:06 PM

Thanks! But not a match. According to the schematics I’ve seen, this gaurd attaches to a bracket which attached to the arbor via a long, straight threaded stud. It comes up around the back of the housing, rather than through the insert. The blade, motor and guard all raise and lower together.

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#8 posted 12-22-2011 09:57 PM

In a deal for a Shopsmith, a Delta chop saw was included. The entire saw guard was missing. Even though the saw was only about ten years old a replacement guard was no longer available. You would think that for safety and liability reasons they would continue to service that part….........but no.

Even though the saw ran just fine I couldn’t stand having all those sharp teeth on the blade “in my face”, nor did I want to take it somewhere like a thrift store where someone might pick it up and get hurt.

My solution was to put it in the trash can, where unseen by human hands, (the can is picked up by a robitic arm) I can now be confident that it is in the landfill. Thanks Delta! I really appreciate your interest in customer service.

ps: I haven’t purchased any Delta product since.

-- "Heaven is North of the Bridge"

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