Advice requested . . . .
Just scored a used Jet cabinet saw (JTAS-10 in mint condition), fitted out
with an Incra fence and extention table (including a router table) and a
Delta splitter (the drop-in version).
I need a recommendation for a good overarm guard, preferably one that can be
installed without having to cut the Incra rails. Having dust collection
capabilities is a plus but not essential.
Louis K. Bonham
: Advice requested . . . .
: Just scored a used Jet cabinet saw (JTAS-10 in mint condition), fitted out
: with an Incra fence and extention table (including a router table) and a
: Delta splitter (the drop-in version).
: I need a recommendation for a good overarm guard, preferably one that can be
: installed without having to cut the Incra rails. Having dust collection
: capabilities is a plus but not essential.
The Brett Guard. It has a vertical lock so if you have
a piece of wood kicked up, the guard will hold it down.
-- Andy Barss
That's a great price, but the problem is that the Incra rails don't lend
themselves to that kind of installation (real rail is a large, complex
aluminum extrusion, rather than the simple L-shaped steel rail that the
Biese is designed to mount to).
Any ideas for an alternate installation?
===================I have run an Excailbur (sp) over head guard for more then 10 years on
my Jet Cabinet saw and am completely happy with it as a guard. My fence
is a Bies...BUT the guard has nothing to do with the fence rails on my
saw (not attached to them..nor even located near the so I have no clue
as to what kind of problems you would have with the Incra fence...
My guard is NOT the current model...but similar... it functions pretty
poorly as a dust collector BUT functions great as a guard... Can't
remember what I paid for the guard (couple of hundred I guess) BUT it
was money well spent...
I ordered the saw directly from jet in the late 80's...with the Bies
fence and never even bothered to install the stock guard...trashed it
without even looking at the darn thing...
I think all you would need is a plate on the bottom of the rail. My problem is I
don't have anything on my arms and it wobbles a bit. but all you have to deal
with is a square bar and one plate on the end for mounting to a table. on mine
that is not screwed to anything. once the hose was on it does not bounce at all.
the other guards take a more elaborate mounting I think.
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