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Want to get a grip on table saw above table sawdust collection. Thinking of the Shark Guard. It's about $200 with shipping. Anyone using one? How do you like it? How well does it work? Any hints about it?

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I really like mine, Tom. I hated having to take off the old Delta OEM guard; the Shark guard is a much more efficient design.
For most operations you don't need to remove the rear fin-mount...it's actually the splitter, but for any normal through-cut you'll need to undo the rear fin mounting bolt as well (assuming your saw is set up that way).
In shor,tIMHO money well spent.
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Appreciate the query as I was unaware of the device. I'll definitely read up on it.

Dan, care to share a photo of the installation?
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Here's an engineering drawing of the device. Slight differences based on the saw you have. I'm planning on dropping a 2.5 inch flex hose down from ceiling supports. A 4 inch adapter goes on the other end so I can drop it into the long hose that will soon go through the wall, out to the DC unit.
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First, an acknowledgement that I am hoping to become a woodworker, I am not one (yet). I have a Shopsmith, my shop is in the basement of our townhouse, and it is also where the washer, dryer, HVAC unit, hot water tank, and all our storage is, so the space serves many uses. I bought a Shark Guard for the Shopsmith. There is a huge difference in the sawdust on top of the unit, and on the floor, than whenI just used the DC on just the bottom of the table saw. This is coming from a highly inexperienced woodworker, but I strongly recommend the Shark Guard. I saw a huge improvement.

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Hi Artie, that's exactly the kind of feedback I wanted. I use the table saw as much as possible because it collects a lot of the sawdust, but there's still a ton of it flying around. I think I'm going to get one.

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To me the only negative is the cost. You have to rerig your hosing from the DC to get two inputs. If you get one, I’d like to hear your thoughts about it. There was a 2-3 month long wait to get mine, but the guy there (his name escapes me) was very upfront about that.
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Yeh...the wait. They are custom made, one at a time so, yup.
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Appreciate the query as I was unaware of the device. I'll definitely read up on it.

Dan, care to share a photo of the installation?
You're gonna make me clean up the tablesaw aren't you....
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First, an acknowledgement that I am hoping to become a woodworker, I am not one (yet)
You work with wood, inexperienced or not, you're a woodworker.

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Call me a craftsman, artisan, or artistic, and I will accept that. Call me an artist and you will likely get a quite rude comment in return. I am not a @#$%ing artist.
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