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Forum topic by Sparks500 posted 03-25-2018 12:47 PM 597 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Sparks500

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03-25-2018 12:47 PM

Got it yesterday installed last night. What a great product. They didn’t list the 65 on their web site, so I emailed and asked, and Lee Styron and I started talking and figured out a way to make it work. He would send drawings that I could print out and I would tell him what he needed to change. Made a little adapter out of a piece of 2×2 light gauge angle iron and it works like a charm.
What a great company to work with.

On a side note: I ordered the 4” dust chute model, but I didn’t have the hose outlet cut in yet, so, after getting it installed and making some test cuts I noticed there was no dust! Apparently, my DC has enough pull it just needed something to contain the dust over the blade and it just sucked it all right down into the cabinet.

-- A good day is any day that you're alive....


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#1 posted 03-25-2018 02:17 PM

I installed one over my Unisaw a few days ago. Haven’t had a lot of opportunity to use it yet, but making the few cuts I did, I was more than pleased. It pretty much eliminated any dust spinning off of the blade. I also have the 4” version. It will take some getting used to. I never really used the OEM blade guard much.

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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#2 posted 03-25-2018 02:49 PM

We need a picture.

I have only heard good things about the Shark Guard.

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#3 posted 03-25-2018 04:59 PM

Agree, Shark Guards are great. I got the 4” hose version, and agree, it catches almost everything off the blade. A 4” hose to a wye with the other hose in the bottom of the Delta contractor saw on a Grizzly 2hp dust collector works pretty good.
Based on recommendations here, I included a blast gate so that if I’m cutting off a thin piece, I can reduce air flow to prevent it from being sucked to the DC impeller.

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#4 posted 03-26-2018 12:49 AM

-- A good day is any day that you're alive....

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#5 posted 03-26-2018 12:50 AM

This is the bracket I made.

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#6 posted 03-26-2018 12:54 AM

-- A good day is any day that you're alive....

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#7 posted 03-26-2018 01:40 AM

Here’s what I just recently did.

Made a place to hold it up and out of the way when making non-thru cuts like dados.

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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#8 posted 03-26-2018 11:44 AM

That is a quite nice shop you have there. Is that a basement?

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#9 posted 03-26-2018 12:51 PM


That is a quite nice shop you have there. Is that a basement?

- Sparks500


Yes it’s a walk-in basement from the driveway. So windows only on one side unfortunately. At least it’s ground level there so bringing in materials is easy.

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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