Overhead mount for Shark Guard SGK1
The SGK1 guards have all replaceable parts. If a part gets damaged or scratched or gets resin all over it and prevents good visbility, then simply unbolt the halves and replace that part. Some parts can be made by you or bought from us. All parts are set into dados to lock them in place when bolted together The dust ports are still welded to the very top part to create a good strong seal. Here is a link to the parts order page.
The ceiling and over arm mounts can be added to this Shark for use when you cut dados or if you prefer using that as opposed to the splitter or riving knife. I have tried hard to be able to cover some saws with a Shark to no avail. Generally on an old or poorly designed saw safety wise. The Shark Guard K1 will give those guys a good shot at safety by being able to be used without a splitter mount. I should say that I think the splitter or riving knife is the most important part of any guard. That said, there are stand alone splitters available that mount in a throat plate. Those should be used in such cases. Adjustments and tilting of the guard would have to be designed by you. The Tail Fin Kit only allows for up/down swing adjustment and quick realease and install from the arm itself.
The mounts I have arrived at are designed around a product called Unistrut. They make a very large line of products that are great for such applications. They are heavy duty as well and relatively inexpensive for the most part.
I buy my Unistrut parts from Mcmaster Carr. They offer different colors and materials. I think Zinc plated steel will work best for this. It is the cheapest, but they do have prepainted colors available. I will not be providing the Unistrut itself. Those can be bought locally some places or ordered from Mcmaster. They are setup to stock and ship those parts quick and cheap.
If interested or have questions about this overhead tail fin kit, feel free to email us about them.