I'm fed up with the factory guard for my Unisaw and want to replace it
with a splitter. The two that seem like good choices are the Beismeyer
and the Excalibur (urls below). The difference in price is
inconsequential. Which is the better unit?
The Excalibur seems like it would work better because it's bigger. On
the other hand, at some point I'm probably going to build some sort of
overhead guard (none of the commercial units seem to make sense), and
the smaller Bies looks like it'll be easier to design around.
What says the wreck?
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I bought their GRR-Ripper. It came with a demo DVD which included a clip on
the splitter and how easy it is to install, etc. I plan on buying one also.
My shop is in the process of being built in my basement and my new table saw
is still sitting in the box in the garadge :-(
..."Experience comes from bad judgment." - Mark Twain.
Calgary, Alberta, CANADA
I have it, use it, and wouldn't be without it. For a Left Tilting Unisaur,
it is one of the few available. Your local tool pusher should be able to
order it as a service part.
Patriarch, who has learned up close & personal the meaning of kickback, and
doesn't want any more, thank you.
I'm on my second Biesemeyer... had one on my Jet contractors saw and put one
on it's replacement, a Jet Cabinet saw. It works so well that I use it for
every cut that allows for it, i.e., any through cut at 90.
I got them from Mike's Tools for less than Amazon was asking. Mike lists
splitters for saws Amazon doesn't mention in their listings.
I have the Biese on my Jet cab saw, and I love it (don't ask me why
Biese makes a Jet version, I think it's probably about the only thing
they make specifically to fit anything from Jet). It was an absolute
bear to get aligned, partly because it's almost exactly as thick as a
full kerf blade, meaning you have to be really spot on, and partly
because they're mounting to a goofy slanting machined face on the saw
that looks like it wasn't really intended for the purpose.
Anyway, once mounted properly, it works great.
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