Delta Uniguard No

Tin» standard Uniguard mounts to tin* left of the blade, limiting crosscuts but leaving more room to the right of the blade for push sticks.

Street Priec: $180

Maximum Rip Width: Unlimited right of blade; 25 in. left of blade on stock more than 2-» in. wide.

•"Disappearing" splitter included.

Delta International Machinery Corp.

(800) 138-2486 aw u*m he Delta Uniguard was designed in the 1950s for the Unisaw. The guard will work on other brands of saws, but you may have to drill and tap holes to mount the support arm to the saw table. The guard consists of a split blade cover suspended from a tubular support arm that attaches to the left rear corner of the saw table.

The split cover's two sides pivot independently on the arm, so they provide better protection than single-piece guards for making non-through cuts near the edge of a board: one side can ride on the stock while the other rides on the saw table. They can also guard close-to-thc-fcncc operations, because the right side can ride up on die fence.

To adjust the blade covers side to side, 1 liad to walk to the back of the saw and move the support arm sideways in the bracket. The split cover on the support arm rotates up and out of the way to provide 6 in. of clearance between the aim and die tabic—enough room to clear my crosscut box or let me changc the blade. But with the blade cover

Tin» standard Uniguard mounts to tin* left of the blade, limiting crosscuts but leaving more room to the right of the blade for push sticks.

down, when I crosscut with an auxiliary fence on the miter gauge, the fence tended to catch on die blade cover on die return stroke.

Bccausc the guard's support arm is mounted to the left of the blade, it didn't interfere with operations where I needed to use my hands or a push stick to guide stock by the blade. But die left-liand mounting limits crosscuts to 25 in. on st<xk wider than 24 in.

You can slip the arm out of its brackct teni|x>rarily to crosscut wider stock.

The Delta Uniguard comes standard with an innovative "disappearing" split-tcr/anti-kickback device. (See photo.)

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