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Forum topic by abehil posted 08-23-2015 01:27 AM 978 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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abehil

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08-23-2015 01:27 AM

Topic tags/keywords: grizzly fence question tablesaw

I’m still in progress getting my old Grizzly saw fixed/updated/working. It’s about the same as a g1022.

The riving knife/splitter assembly is a rusted hunk. It would take a bit to get it cleaned up. I also took the original fence and rails off because it so lousy. I think the rear fence bar had a bracket that the back of the riving knife assembly would attach to. I’m leaning pretty strongly towards putting a Delta T2 fence and rails on this saw if at all possible and that would mean not having a rear bracket for the riving knife.

So I’m wondering if some aftermarket replacement might be possible and hopefully not too expensive or would I be better off trying to clean and use the one I have?


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#1 posted 08-23-2015 03:18 AM

I have a Sharkguard splitter that works great. Easily removable and replaceable without tools. He also makes riving knives.

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#2 posted 08-23-2015 04:04 AM

If you change your mind about the fence, and can therefore keep the riving knife, $25 of Evaporust will refurbish it for you. I have used it for dozens of tools and projects, including an Inca table saw I bought for $15 and sold for $850. Glad to provide tips if you head in that direction. (Oh, you can get Evaporust at Harbor Freight if there’s one near you.)

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#3 posted 08-23-2015 12:53 PM

The BORK riving knife will fit. Bob’s made some nice upgrades in the past couple of years, and it works well. I’ve had one on my Shop Fox saw since 2008. There’s also an optional blade guard available for it.

http://theborkstore.com/product.sc?productId=31&categoryId=4


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#4 posted 08-26-2015 06:05 PM



The BORK riving knife will fit. Bob s made some nice upgrades in the past couple of years, and it works well. I ve had one on my Shop Fox saw since 2008. There s also an optional blade guard available for it.

- knotscott

While, the BORK does look like a fine product, the $150 is WAAAYYYY too much to charge in my view. Heck, I can buy a Delta T2 fence WITH rails for slightly more than that.

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