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Forum topic by RJweb posted 02-07-2017 09:26 PM 1326 views 0 times favorited 15 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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RJweb

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02-07-2017 09:26 PM

Topic tags/keywords: tablesaw blade

Good afternoon,
to all sawstop owners are any of you using a thin kref blade, I tried but the riving knife is bigger and then bins. If so what blade are you using? thx RJ

-- Life Begins @ 190 MPH


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Redoak49

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#1 posted 02-07-2017 09:39 PM

I have a PCS and only use the riving knife that came with it. I use thin and regular kerf blades with no issue.

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#2 posted 02-07-2017 10:05 PM

there is a thin kerf riving knife available from Sawstop.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#3 posted 02-07-2017 10:49 PM

The one that comes with the saw works fine with Diablo thin kerf blades. But these are not very thin kerf.

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RJweb

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#4 posted 02-07-2017 11:38 PM

I talked to Sawstop tech today, they only offer a 2.3 mm riving knife, thx for your input, RJ

-- Life Begins @ 190 MPH

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tdwilli1

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#5 posted 02-08-2017 12:01 AM



I talked to Sawstop tech today, they only offer a 2.3 mm riving knife, thx for your input, RJ

- RJweb

Just ordered the 2.0mm knife.

http://sawstop.3dcartstores.com/search.asp?keyword=riving+knife&search=Search

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RJweb

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#6 posted 02-08-2017 12:20 AM

Thx for the info, When looking this up it does not say it can be used for the pcs model, thx RJ

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cracknpop

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#7 posted 02-08-2017 12:38 AM

My ICS (I bought it used) had the 2.0 mm, thin riving knife. I ordered the 2.3mm which I felt would work better with my saw blade. Thought I could just swap them out. Started the saw and it tripped the brake cartridge. There was enough difference in the shape that the bottom end was close enough to trip the brake. Ended up being an expensive riving knife.

*Note to self ANYTIME I make ANY change or adjustment to saw blade and/or riving knife, RECHECK blade clearance!!!!!*

-- Rick - I know I am not perfect, but I will keep pressing on toward the goal of becoming all I am called to be.

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MrUnix

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#8 posted 02-08-2017 12:45 AM

There was enough difference in the shape that the bottom end was close enough to trip the brake. Ended up being an expensive riving knife.

Sounds like something an angle grinder could easily take care of. For that matter, an old saw blade and a dremel/angle grinder could make several riving knives for free if you felt inclined to do so.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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#9 posted 02-08-2017 05:39 PM

Referenced By Part Number(s): CB104 094, CNS-07-204

Description: 2.0mm Riving Knife

For Use with Saw Type(s): CB, ICS and CNS Model Saws

Compatibility Notes: Not compatible with the JSS Model Saw. Also, do not use if you have TSG-MG or TSG-DC.

-- Gary, Central Illinois

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#10 posted 02-08-2017 07:41 PM

This is a pic of the riving knife on my Sawstop PCS.

I use it with both thin and regular kerf blades with no problems.

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pintodeluxe

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#11 posted 02-08-2017 07:48 PM

Sawstop does make and sell a 2.0 mm thin kerf riving knife for the PCS. I have one, and use it all the time. It is the chrome one shown above, as opposed to the black 2.3 mm version.

The confusion is that Sawstop doesn’t list the thin kerf riving knife as being compatible with the PCS, even though it is. The base has the exact same 4-hole pattern and shape as the stock 2.3 mm riving knife. It will not trip your safety brake on the PCS.

Call them and order one, I think they are only $15.
Works great with Freud thin kerf blades, which are sometimes just a tad too thin for the 2.3 mm riving knife.

More info in my forum topic…
http://lumberjocks.com/pintodeluxe/blog/100778

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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RJweb

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#12 posted 02-08-2017 08:52 PM

Thx for all your help, I am going to order the 2.0 mm and see how it works out, While we are on this subject what saw blades are you using for fine finish work, i am making small boxes using 1/4 ” oak, thx RJ

-- Life Begins @ 190 MPH

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pintodeluxe

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#13 posted 02-08-2017 09:22 PM

The Freud LU86R010 thin kerf is a great combo blade. It excels at rips and crosscuts 3/4” thick and less.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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OggieOglethorpe

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#14 posted 02-08-2017 09:26 PM

My ICS has the same knife as Redoak’s photo, it’s the only one I have and was included with the saw.

I mostly use full kerf, but I do have a few thin Freud kerf blades and it works just fine. Interesting…

I do clean it occasionally and hit it with a blade lube product. One thought… Is your stock squeezing the knife? Every so often, I’ll get case-hardened white oak that will react as it’s cut, grabbing the knife.

As to the second question, my favorite blades are a pair of 40T Forrest WWII’s, a pair of 50T Freud Industrial combos (not Diablo), as well as 80 and 90 tooth Forrest and Freud miter saw blades. When I’m ripping a lot or ripping stock over 5/4, I switch to a 18 or 20T FK or 30T TK Freud industrial rip blade, depending on the stock thickness. For 1/4” hardwoods, I’d use the 30…

I also use a Freud 50T Combo reground to a same-side bevel dovetail blade, a 30T rip reground to a flat kerf, and a matched pair of glue line rips with machined spacers for one-pass tenons.

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RJweb

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#15 posted 02-09-2017 12:30 AM

Thx for all this good information, will go check out the saw blades, thx RJ

-- Life Begins @ 190 MPH

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