|Review by Luke||posted 01-29-2014 04:52 AM||3325 views||0 times favorited||10 comments|
I am not very good at filming yet. I realize I messed up with the angle of the camera – This was filmed using my wife’s iPhone 5s (way better camera than my iphone5). I realize I need to learn how to film correctly, plan my dialogue, not ramble, buy a new, actual filming camera and so forth. I didn’t see a review or even a video at all of this newer updated BORK riving knife system and I really think it is a good system, you just can’t be a dummy about the installation. BOLT ON RIVING KNIFE (BORK) makes you think that you just buy it and bolt it on. I knew that wouldn’t be the case and if you are looking for something like this you should know it too. It will take work. Quite a bit of work actually to get it installed correctly. It took me at least 4 hours to get it installed on to my 90’s Unisaw and I still have yet to cut a single board with it. I’m pretty confident it will be fine and I’ll post another review at a later date. When you are dealing with a retrofit it requires some degree of knowledge so that you don’t do something stupid and end up hurting yourself. I wanted to make my own riving knife system but quickly realized how hard and how much work that would be and that the $150 that I spent to get BORK’s ready made system was well worth the money. It wasn’t perfect for sure but you have to remember that they sell this kit to fit almost any make and model of saw from any year. That’s a lot of requirements and you better believe they expect the end user to be smart enough to figure out any problems that might arise and take care of that themselves with provided assistance. I am very pleased so far with the system but I would only recommend it to those who are not the BOLT ON and go type of person. THere is more to it than that and it will require some brain power to figure out the best possible method of installation. I gave it four stars because I didn’t know what was involved and the site was a little dry on information as far as how to install it. You only find that out once you do the install. And in a way that makes sense because there are so many different setups out there it would be impossible to include them all. If I didn’t have the extra money to spend and not worry about the cost I might not have bought it because of that. I really wanted to solve the problem of kickback but get rid of my current system and I think this will do just fine, mostly because of the customizable design. Here is a video I made of the review.
-- LAS, http://www.abettersign.com