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02-26-2013 09:09 PM

Riving knife design - 6 replies

I’ve got a Powermatic 65 saw and I’d like to add a riving knife to it as well as a blade guard. If I understand it right, a riving knife should be the same width as the blade, be mounted as close to the blade as possible and move in tandem with the blade. Correct ? I don’t think I’ll have any luck finding one that i...

02-25-2013 01:34 PM

Thin kerf vs. "standard" kerf - 16 replies

New member here with a old, but new to me table saw. I bought a Powermatic 65 cabinet saw (as well as a 50 jointer) and I need to get a few things for it. A miter gauge, a blade guard are on the list but I also need to get a good ripping, crosscut and dado blade. I noticed that there are a lot of thin kerf blades available, so my obvious ...

02-24-2013 10:26 AM

When building cabinets, how do you decide what type of lumber to use? - 11 replies

Obviously, I am new at this but not at life. I’m 53 but just getting into taking woodworking seriously. My main exposure up to now has been on the construction side. I’m ready to start enjoying myself and I recently picked up a table saw, jointer and a planer to augment my other tools. I want to build a set of cabinets for our ...


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