I am looking for some input (or pics) on this blade guard system from an
am getting conflicting information from Delta on whether a Deluxe Uniguard
Blade Guard 34-976 will fit my new 36-655 10" Tilting Arbour Saw (the
Contractor Saw with a Cabinet). One Delta tech (here in Canada) said yes,
since it's based on the
Contractor Saw design, accessories that can adapt will fit, another says no,
the rear rip fence rail will interfer with mounting. (They admit they
haven't actually tried it and I haven't found a 34-976 anywhere to see how
they attach although I'm thinking its along the rear edge of the table or
rear rip fence rail.)
I see also that there's a Uniguard Strap Kit 78-953 that says it replaces
the rear angle rail of Home Shop Fence Systems for mounting the blade guard
I'm confused. Anyone able to lend some advice? Please copy me by email:
Thanks in advance.
I own one, but it is attached to a Unisaw. The Uniguard mounts to the rear
of the cast iron table and extension table, with brackets designed to hold
the bottom tube of the overarm assembly. Said brackets (4) are bolted to
holes predrilled into the back of the cast iron table of a Unisaw, and to
holes that must be drilled into back of the extension table.
My guess is that if there is a rear rip rail, or any obstruction on the back
of the saw table or extension table, the above installation would definitely
NOT work without a modification of some sort.
That said, anything can be modified to fit in some way if you want to go to
the trouble ... this particular guard could not inconceivably be ceiling
mounted and still perform its function.
There is a small picture of the guard at:
I found the manual for the Uniguard on Delta's web site, and it shows that
it can be mounted underneath a Unifence back rail (that is the clips attach
to the table, the rail on top of the clips) and the tube sits suspended
underneath the rear fence rail (so in theory it is possible it will work
with the Contractor's fence).
How do you like the Uniguard?
If the tube is mounted lower, which it must be to be below any back rail, I
would be concerned with clearance problems when using the fence close to the
The guard is versatile and conveniently swings out of the way without need
for removal, is easily removed by hand with one knob if necessary, and
consequently stays mounted on my saw for most cuts.
The splitter is outstanding, easily removable and replaced, by hand, for
... all of which (convenience) is key to encouraging the use of safety
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