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Forum topic by RH913 posted 04-19-2010 12:04 AM 953 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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RH913

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04-19-2010 12:04 AM

Hi all.
I’d like to know the use or purpose for the low profile riving knife.

I bought one when I got my PM2000, along with a few other accessories.

I haven’t used it yet.

I’m guessing, it’s for ops. that don’t require anti kick back pawls or a blade guard.

-- RALPH


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#1 posted 04-19-2010 12:16 AM

The low profile riving knife is for non-through cuts, dado’s, rabbits, etc. Gives anti kickback protection where a splitter or pawls would not work and would have to be removed to complete the cut. Hope this helps, BTKS

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#2 posted 04-19-2010 12:23 AM

How does it prevent kick back when the cut is much wider then the knife????

-- RALPH

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#3 posted 04-19-2010 12:25 AM

And when I use an 8” dado the knife is much to high???

-- RALPH

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#4 posted 04-19-2010 12:46 AM

The eight in dado is just too small for a riving knife. If your low profile knife is dramatically thinner than the blade, not a dado blade, then I would adjust the knife to the side of the blade closest to the fence. I used mine just yesterday for rabbit cuts. One cut forced me to let the waste fall between the fence and blade. I stood to the left and allowed the waste to wander out if it needed to. It didn’t because it never contacted the back of the blade enough to climb and be thrown. It just set there and vibrated until the blade came to a stop.
I would also check your owners manual. That should lay out several of the uses of that knife and particularly the SAFE use of any accessories you may have.
Remember, if it doesn’t seem right don’t do it until you have checked out the situation. Best of luck, I love the riving knives on my saws. BTKS

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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