Riving knife for a Delta TS 36-869

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Forum topic by RetiredCoastie posted 09-15-2009 03:23 AM 3674 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-15-2009 03:23 AM

After reading the forums concerning riving knives and searching the net for any ability to install one on my Delta TS 36-869 I came across this splitter

Does anyone have any experience with this splitter or know of an aftermarket riving knife for my model saw?

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#1 posted 09-28-2009 04:51 PM

From what I’ve read riving knives cannot be retrofitted to any TS. A lot of confusion has come from people who have started to refer to splitters as riving knives.

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#2 posted 09-28-2009 04:58 PM

after market riving knife are available – do a search for BORK (Bolt On Riving Knife) which is an after market splitter that works much like a riving knife – has some slight differences, but almost as good as it DOES stay close to the blade regardless of blade elevation.

also do a search for Shark Blade Guard – which is another after market riving knife system option.

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#3 posted 09-28-2009 05:21 PM

Thanks folks for the info it is most helpful.

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#4 posted 09-28-2009 07:19 PM

For the past 13 months, I’ve had a BORK on my Shop Fox W1677, which is a white Grizzly G1023SL. Once setup and properly braced with a custom ZCI, it works very well….it raises, lowers, and tilts with the blade, and sits in close proximity to the blade. The biggest difference between the BORK and a stock riving knife is that it travels in a slight arc because the arbor is on a swing arm. Modern saws with riving knives travel straight up and down. You can contact Bob Ross at Walnut Acre Woodworking for more info.

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