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Forum topic by ardbeg posted 04-02-2010 04:55 AM 1183 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-02-2010 04:55 AM

Does anyone have experience with either the Pro Steel Splitter or just the standard one? This seems like an easy-to-use safety item to install in your zero-clearance inserts. Sort of the best of safety and convenience (if it works).

I have a Jet saw that only has 1/4” depth for the throat plate—don’t know if that will be problematic.

Thanks folks,

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#1 posted 04-02-2010 05:11 AM

I have the Pro Steel Splitter on my table saw and haven’t had a kick back problem since it has been installed.
I’ve had the standard one for a couple of years but never installed it, the Pro with the steel center just seems more sturdy to me. The 1/4” plate on your saw should be no problem.

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#2 posted 04-02-2010 06:25 AM

I have the standard for 1/8” kerf. I’m happy for what it is. You have to be careful not to ream the holes in your throat plate. I ot mine slihtly loose and dipped the prongs in shellac, which coated them just enough for a better fit. The instructions call for a 1/2” board such as plywood for the template. I used 3/4” and it worked fine. I thought the instructions were well written but the process is a bit involved. If you follow the instructions step by step, you’ll be fine. The biggest advantage I’ve found is the jig really does act like a featherboard. You can feel the board you are ripping push snug against the rip fence near the end of the cut. One word of caution, if you are ripping a 6/4 or 8/4 board, the kerf cut can pull the jig out of it’s holes. There are two splitters that are only a few thousands difference in width. You can play around and see which one works best for you, or the application. Oh, and the prongs are about 1/4” long, just like your plate.


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#3 posted 04-02-2010 12:47 PM

I have had one for the last year or so… no kickback and I hardly know it is there!

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#4 posted 04-02-2010 03:42 PM

l should have posted this link in my 1st reply it’s a review I did of the Pro Splitter you might want to check it out.

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