Nice work-how long did it take you to clean up for that photo? :lol:
It will take me days............
Your table saw-I assume it's a Unisaw or clone. That is my next purchase. Any pointers?
I seem to recall you posting that link not that long ago, now I see it
How do you get on with this thing?
If there's an accident, what's to stop the whole assembly being thrown back into your face as well as the wood?
How much clearance is there from the table top to the guard (max)?
Thanks for all your kind comments.
As Alf correctly mentions the overhead guard is the Axminster item. saw it in the Axminster review earlier this year and ordered it straight away as I had been aware of it being available in the States for sometime from Penn State Industries, http://www.pennstateindustries.com/
How does it perform? For less than a £100 I'm very happy with it. It has received poor reviews in the States due to lack of rigidity when the top tube is extended but as my tablesaw rails are 30" as opposed to the usual american size of 52" I didn't need the extra reach. As long as the uprights are secured at the bottom and at table height all is well. Performance wise I'm very happy. It totally encloses the blade, the riving knife can still be fitted and extraction is excellent. No more sawdust in the face....
The guard is a basket type and is mounted on a parallelogram mechanism and can be raised about 14" off the table and the top tube can be swung 90 degrees when access is required for blade changing etc. As the extraction hose is 3" it took ages sourcing a Y piece to connect to the 100mm undersaw extraction hose to connect to the collection system.
If kickback happens? I think the guard will actually help in keeping the potential projectile from lifting off the table, but that's only theory.....
How will it perform fitted to a UK/European saw? Can't help there but I think Andy King at GWW may have news on that next month. I've lost last months copy so maybe wrong?
Getting abit long this post, so I'll be brief. The T/S is a Delta 36-431 contractors saw. Brought it in from the States in '02 . When I wanted to upgrade from my old Delta brush motor saw (which was great at the time)I wanted cast iron table and fence and a saw designed to take a stacked dado. hence my only choice was to import. Didn't have the space for a Unisaw and it was 7 or 800 quid more.... The table is the same size as a Unisaw, just the right hand extension table is shorter and the rails are 30", so all fits nicely.and a dedicated mobile base keeps everything...mobile. With the overhead guard I can now use the dado in a safer manner.The Biesemeyer fence is fantastic, heavy, rigid and accurate. No more taking a tape measure from fence to blade. Slide and lock and just cut away. Delta fitted a 50HZ 2 HP motor and with a decent Freud blade it handles everything I've thrown at it. Have also fitted a link belt and it passes the 5p piece test with flying colours.
Thanks for the interest.
Posting a picture? If you've been tuned in of late you'll realise I'm the last person to ask....See the threads in General Chat section "Picture Posting" and Pitcher Testing". Adam (Asleitch) is the man you need to get advice from. I'm signed up with PBase and Uploadit. PBase is technically the best for me but Uploadit has the easier interface because I'm a bit thick in these matters...Uploadit didn't like the size of my files so what I do is - email myself the image using the image reduction option. Then I save the reduced image back in the "My Pictures" and then send it to Uploadit. No doubt there are easier ways but it works for me.
Shop is 28' x 13', so about 360 square. Windows are nice (4 of them) but with the roller garage door, not alot of wall space, essentially a "tandem" garage and lucky enough not to have to park cars in it.
I notice that yo are using spiral ducting
Could you tel me what type of extraction you have?
and how long is your ducting system.I am looking for something to pull along about 35ft of ducting 100mm dia
Have about 60' of ducting. Mostly spiral and one lenght of PVC storm.
Had originally only planned to have about 25' but it just kind of grew.....
Extractor is a Record RX5000, bit noisey but great performance. Shop made blastgates, a few plastic Y pieces and lots of the 100mm clear flexi hose. I plan to a have a further run over the drill press by the front windows. If you are going for spiral ducting try a metal fabrication company or a company specialising in ducting, may work out cheaper than sewer/storm pipes, as it did for me. 45s and Ys are crazy expensive in metal so plastic or even short lenghts of flexi work well. You can easily bridge these when earthing the system. Lastly a cheap remote control is rather handy.