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#1 posted 09-15-2009 05:22 PM

The riving knife also has the advantage of staying just below the blade top allowing through cuts at any blade height. Saw a thread the other day, need to find it again, that said the knife would not allow non through cuts. This is not the case with a riving knife, it can be set above or below the top of the blade arc allowing the knife to stay in place while making kerfs, full dados or rabbets, etc. I’m certain mine saved a huge kickback the other day when I bound the trail edge of a panel.
The knife changes out easily for kerf width and height along with staying in close to the blade to do the job intended. Sorry for rambling, BTKS

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