Overhead mount

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Current Lead Time:

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The lead time for a new Shark Guard order is probably around 4 weeks.
This is due to order volume. Lead time does fluctuate. It is an estimate. Splitter or riving knife orders would be in about a week. We do have a small supply of these in stock now, so it would take just a little time to finish them out. Brackets and accesories may take about the same time. There is no need to use Paypal to get on the waiting list for Shark Guards. Just send an email with the model and options you would like. That will secure you a spot on our waiting list. I will confirm this via email.
I prefer this method. We could settle up just before your order ships. Feel free to ask about the status of your order or the availability of your particular model or possible lead time at anytime via email.

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We will be adding a new product very soon. It will be dust shoes for CNC routers. Stay tuned for information about those in the coming weeks if you are interested. We still have R&D in the works for other upgrades and products and table saw models. If you want to get on the waiting list for a Shark Guard, just send an email with the details of the order you would like.

Thank you for your interest.

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YOU

must decide if these are the right additions or modifications for your comfort and safety. There is no way to use your table saw and be RISK FREE. The items that we make are merely safety aids. They will NOT PREVENT injury. They are a deterant to it.

Saws are very dangerous machines. Saws can KILL or MAIM you.

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Overhead mount for SGK1s


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These systems will allow the SGK1 to be mounted to overhead systems.



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.

This opens the door to allow easy swapping of dust port sizes. You can order a new size dust port and just bolt it in. These are all the same width now. They are the narrow width which is about 1.625 inches wide outside. This allows you to cut closer to the fence than other versions. Previously the rear hook on these have been plastic. Now there is a steel part back there. This greatly increases strength and durability.

The SGK1 also comes with a nylon roller under the front rather than a solid rod. This makes these work even smoother than before. The SGK1 is through bolted now using steel barrel bolts. There wasn't an issue before, but these are just that much stronger now.

Below are a few images that show the Over Arm or Tail Fin mounting kit. You can click on them for a larger image.



Shark Tail Fin Mounting Brackets Tail Fin Kit

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.

The illustrations below are some that I made from CAD drawings. Just some simple ideas on what might be possible with these type systems. I have no actual plans on these. There are probably a million different possibilities, and just as many different shops that require different dimensions or elements to an overarm guarding system.

The photographs below came from "Bulldog 8" on Woodnet Forums. He had a thread there, but apparently it has dropped off the back of the Woodnet archive. He installed an SGK1 with a tail fin mounting kit to strut that he purchased from Lowe's. There are many possibilities for mounting these to an overarm system. I may offer a complete system in the future, but for now, those parts above the tail fin have to be of your own making. If you would like the tail fin kit, you can order it off the parts order page here.



Tailfin mount Ceiling Mount Over Arm Mount Ceiling Mount Tailfin mount Tailfin mount Tailfin mount Delta



If interested in this and have questions, feel free to email.

 

 

 

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