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Forum topic by patcollins posted 05-14-2011 04:59 PM 912 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-14-2011 04:59 PM

Hey everybody, I ws thinking about getting or making a Grrrriper style pushblock and was wondering if it is compatable with the older style splitters. I don’t really see how it could be. I have valued the splitter in my 1970’s contractor saw because I know it has prevented me from getting kickback on occasion. What are your thoughts on the microjig splitter, it just doesn’t look as safe to me.


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#1 posted 05-14-2011 05:16 PM

The splitters on some older saws are really too thin to do what a splitter
should do. The splitter should be just shy of the thickness of the blade.

You can make your own splittters by making a throat blade with an extra
kerf to the back. A small piece of wood the size of a domino but thinner
serves as a splitter. A dab of glue holds the splitter in place. Works great
and you can make them from scrap.

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#2 posted 05-14-2011 05:44 PM

hmm never really thought of using a piece of wood. Do you have any pictures, sounds like you do this.

Pat

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#3 posted 05-14-2011 06:03 PM

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#4 posted 05-15-2011 06:26 PM

I have been using the microjig splitter and the Griper for a couple of years now and I thing they are great. Realy safe and easy to use. Once I got the Griper I tossed all my other push sticks.

-- "Courage is being scared to death -- but saddling up anyway."

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