|Review by marcb||posted 01-22-2009 12:03 AM||3644 views||5 times favorited||6 comments|
I have an older saw with a horrible splitter. I’ve often gone without or used one of those cheap snap in plastic things for ZCI if I had to have one for serious ripping.
This all changed with a piece of knowledge, part number 1349941 from the Delta parts website.
This easily installs into Delta saws (even my old Rockwell) and someone made a website about installing it onto a jet.
The splitter is thick, so it is not for use with thin blades. A knurled nut makes it easy to remove and install the splitter, and it is held in place by a spring so there is nothing to lose when the saw is operated without the splitter during non thru cuts.
If you have an older saw with a weak splitter this is a very economical way to get a good splitter.
At approximately $40.00 (US dollars) it is about 1/4 the price of the BIESEMEYER snap in splitter. That seems like a lot of money for a Spring loaded pin vs a spring loaded knurled nut.