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01-01-2016 02:53 AM

G0715P I am looking at with standard riving knife requires blade kerf 0.102. Freud diablo popular blades have .098” kerf. Is 0.004” over limit a problem with this saw ? I can hone the front of the splitter so the stock would not hit the edge but I am not sure I want to sand down the whole width to the required thickness.

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#1 posted 01-01-2016 04:07 AM

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#2 posted 01-01-2016 04:53 AM

I have the same saw & blade combo and faced with a choice, I left the riving knife off. I now regret it and think it would have been better to have sanded it. Several times I’ve cursed not having it when cutting curly maple or other stressed woods.

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#3 posted 01-01-2016 05:16 AM

the cut
isnt always in the steel
its often found in your ability to find its perfection point

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#4 posted 01-01-2016 05:23 AM



http://www.thesharkguard.com/sharksplitter.php

- realcowtown_eric


$120 for two pieces of stamped metal ?

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#5 posted 01-01-2016 05:37 AM

its critical

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#6 posted 01-01-2016 05:43 AM

before you make the cut
study the forest above you and in front of you
in all things woodworking
your first cut
could be your last

thats its beauty : )( :

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#7 posted 01-01-2016 05:55 AM


http://www.thesharkguard.com/sharksplitter.php

- realcowtown_eric

$120 for two pieces of stamped metal ?

- Karamba


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#8 posted 01-01-2016 06:21 AM

Two choices 1) find a wider blade, 2) sand the riving knife down. Won’t use a saw without a riving knife after having used one that has one.

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#9 posted 01-01-2016 06:36 AM

talk to the tree

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#10 posted 01-01-2016 06:47 AM

dangerous world we all face
happy 2016
to the end
my best friends
have solutions
some fools need what they cant learn
in some city somewhere

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#11 posted 01-01-2016 06:57 AM

sure shots

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#12 posted 01-01-2016 07:22 AM



Two choices 1) find a wider blade, 2) sand the riving knife down. Won t use a saw without a riving knife after having used one that has one.

- OSU55

That’s an interesting stance. If I took that same stance I couldn’t make a living. I use a saw with real riving knife in my home shop but at my work place we have 4 older unisaws with out riving knifes or guards.

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#13 posted 01-02-2016 06:02 AM

You make your living at it, I don’t. I don’t need something I do part time for fun taking me out of making a living….it only takes once.

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#14 posted 01-02-2016 06:28 AM


You make your living at it, I don t. I don t need something I do part time for fun taking me out of making a living….it only takes once.

- OSU55

Back when I started using saws we didn’t even know what riving knife or splitter was. Kids didn’t know what a bike helmet was. Kids could play outside and roam the neighborhood carrying BB guns. How the heck did we make it back then. It was good in the old days.

I’m not laughing at being careful and safe,.......just over doing ring everything these days and if you not comfortable use a saw you shouldn’t.

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#15 posted 01-02-2016 04:45 PM

Don’t disagree with you …... Each of us make our risk decisions daily. Although it is illegal in some states, I will not ride a motorcycle without a helmet. Enough comparisons and I’m sure there are some things you do I would say are “Overly safe”.

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