Exaktor Industrial - Overarm Blade Cover - Fine Woodworking Tool Review
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Overarm Blade Cover

Exaktor Industrial - Overarm Blade Cover

The Excalibur Overarm Blade Cover is a solid system with excellent dust collection.

$380 (As of 12/1/2001)

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Editor's Review:

by Kelly Mehler

review date: December 1, 2001

Mounting system puts stress on extension table best dust collection

The Excalibur is a solid system with excellent dust collection. The cover can be locked in place anywhere up to 8 in. above the table.

The Excalibur Overarm Blade Cover is bolted directly to the side of the extension table, close to the back corner. Side attachment means that the Excalibur can be used with any fence system, because it won’t interfere with rear fence rails. A lower support column extends to floor level, but there is no provision for attaching it to the floor. To stabilize the heavy boom and hold the main support arm parallel to the saw table, two metal braces triangulate from the lower column to points under the extension-table frame. The system puts a lot of torque on the end of the extension table, which can cause it to twist.
The blade cover attaches to steel support tubes that are also used for dust collection. The tube assembly is sealed for excellent efficiency. The blade cover is basically a metal frame with clear plastic panels. The rear panel can be removed to accommodate the tablesaw’s original splitter or any retrofit splitter.

Editor Test Results:

Ease of Use Good
Quality N/A

Manufacturer Specifications

Manufacturer Exaktor Industrial
Manufacturer's Web Site www.exaktortools.com
Manufacturer's Phone Number 800-387-9789
Positive angle stops N/A
Built-in Dust Collection Yes
Type of Adjustments N/A
Compatibility All tablesaws with extension tables
Settings and Stops N/A
Maximum Capacity N/A
Tilt N/A

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