|Forum topic by larrynz||posted 11-30-2015 10:54 AM||971 views||0 times favorited||10 replies|
11-30-2015 10:54 AM
I bought my SawStop 10 years ago.
I recently bought the dust collecting blade guard and found that installing it required the rather clumsy adjustment of the clamp which holds the riving knife or blade guard because the foot of the blade guard is thicker (2.3mm) than the original blade guard and riving knife (2.0mm). Hence having adjusted the clamp to hold the thicker blade guard foot, the riving knife was not held firmly.
I then bought an updated clamp and a 2.3mm riving knife.
I found that although the new blade guard and riving knife had the same nominal thickness that they actually differed by a few hundredths of a mm (a few tens of microns). Surprisingly having adjusted the clamp to hold the riving knife firmly, the blade guard would not firmly clamp in place.
I put two layers of masking tape (one on each side) on the foot of the blade guard and found that this added thickness was too much to enable clamping the blade guard at all. I removed the masking tape from one side and now the blade guard clamps up as nicely as the riving knife.
My question: Is there some adjustment to make the clamp less sensitive to the minuscule thickness difference?
I would appreciate any help or edification.