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    I have been using my Unisaw without any guards or splitter. I am very aware and somewhat nervous about possible accidents so I took the plunge and ordered a Sharguard yesterday.
    Made it under the wire as they are running out of supplies. They are in Alabama and COVID has shut down their suppliers.


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    Last edited by DavidR8; 05-22-2020, 04:06 PM.
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ID:	1284580 Good show, I’m sure you will like the Shark Guard. I have had mine for about 3 years and it was worth every minute of the 5 months I waited to get it!

    One of the downsides for me was removing the throat plate and Shark to adjust the guard height. This has been overcome with a simple hole in the throat plate, I wish I had thought of it sooner.

    The other improvement I made is to my crosscut sled. I eliminated the front cross member by moving the rear fence forward. There is a notch in the rear fence that allows the Shark to ride up and over collecting dust right to the end of the cut. A side benefit is being able to see the blade especially when it’s protected by the guard.

    FWIW!
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      Re: Ordered a Sharkguard

      Glad to hear you found a guard for your saw, I have a splitter mounted guard with extraction and an over arm guard with extraction.

      Aside from the safety improvement you’ll not have to empty your shirt pocket all the time.....Rod
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        Re: Ordered a Sharkguard

        Thanks gents, I’m embarrassed to say that I haven’t been using the saw much as I’ve been trying to get my shop in order. Among a million other projects.
        I will make a cross cut sled (perhaps today) so I appreciate the tips on making it work with the Sharkguard.


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          Ive owned a sharkguard setup for about 7 years now. TBH I barely use the actual guard. I use the splitters that came with it all the time however.

          I sealed the base of my Unisaw really well using duct foil tape and made a custom dust collector chute that I hook to my 3HP Dust Collector. There's barely any dust that escapes above the table the suction from inside the cabinet.

          Of course I don't cut sheetgoods on the Unisaw - I have a festool TS55 and Ct26e vac for that which has exceptional dust control and collection. If I was cutting, say, MDF on the Unisaw Id probably use the blade guard and vac attach all the time.
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            Re: Ordered a Sharkguard

            I can not praise the shark guard,or the service I have received from the shark guard team enough.
            excellent product,excellent service,especially in these difficult times
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