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Forum topic by DRC posted 05-11-2010 09:47 PM 1278 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-11-2010 09:47 PM

I’d love a Saw Stop or one of the newer cabinet saws with a riving knife. But I purchased a Jet 3hp cab over 10 years ago. 54” fence and router lift. So buying another saw is not in the cards. So… how to get a riving knife that moves with the blade and stays just lower than the blade for non through cuts?
I have been looking at the saw and think that I could drill into the trunion and mount a thick (0.25 “) steel arm to support the knife. Any thoughts?

-- David, Fullerton CA

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#1 posted 05-12-2010 05:12 PM

I have no experence with the bork;jsessionid=F83BBD54EDAD214DD7A2E4CF746CD2BE.qscstrfrnt01?productId=6&categoryId=2 , but I have read good of reviews about it.

-- Mike

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#2 posted 05-12-2010 05:45 PM

I’ve had a BORK on my Shop Fox cabinet saw since August 2008 and am pretty happy with it overall. Since it’s a retrofit that’s added to an existing design that has some obstacles to overcome, it’s not quite a slick as a unit that’s designed from the ground up, but it works well once you get it adjusted. The last I knew, the inventor Bob Ross was relocating so he might be a little slow with his responses, but he was great to deal with and offered a no hassle money back guarantee.

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