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Kevin

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07-11-2018 03:46 PM

Topic tags/keywords: table saw grizzly 1023

Was thinking of purchasing something along the lines of a Shark Guard or BORK, but was wondering if there has been any updates over the past several years. I have the 1023SL which was just retired a few months before the new model came out with a riving knife. My main concern is finding something that will be fairly easy to install and safe.

Thanks for the suggestions and comments.

Kevin

-- Williamsburg, KY


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#1 posted 07-11-2018 04:02 PM

I was in the same boat as you and leaning towards the Shark Guard or the micro-jig splitters, but ran into a deal on a PM2000 that was too good to pass up. I will say that the Grizzly saw sold pretty quick even without the riving knife.

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#2 posted 07-11-2018 04:07 PM

I have no complaints really about the 1023SL. It has served me well for the 9 years I’ve had it and hopefully longer, but I would like to have something besides the stock splitter. I have always wanted a PM, but never found a good deal on a used one.

-- Williamsburg, KY

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#3 posted 07-11-2018 04:33 PM

I have a Shop Fox W1677…the equivalent of a G1023SL. I’ve had a BORK on it since shortly after I got it in 2008, and added the BORK revisions to it along the way, as well as the BORK blade guard. Unfortunately Bob Ross has passed away, and the BORK along with him.

Fellow LJ member, “Runswithscissors”, has been working on some sort of retrofit riving knife, but I’m not sure if it’ll fit a G1023SL.

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#4 posted 07-11-2018 04:38 PM

Oh wow, I did not realize Bob had passed away, sad to hear that. I’ve watched a few of the videos on the shark guard, but kinda wonder how secure it is.

Kevin

-- Williamsburg, KY

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#5 posted 07-11-2018 10:49 PM

One recent customer tried my riving knife for Unisaw on his 1023, and apparently had difficulties. He seemed willing to try to tough it out and make his own modifications. I had been wondering about this, but had no opportunity to check it out myself. I haven’t heard whether he has been able to make it work. He hasn’t asked for a refund yet.

The Shark Guard ARK (adjustable riving knife) looks like a good compromise, though it is a bit pricey. Check with Lee to see whether it will work on the Grizzly.

Incidentally, Lee has agreed to make a special knife to go with my RK setup that will accommodate his blade guard w/dust collection port. This was for one of my purchasers. Haven’t heard how that turned out also.

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#6 posted 07-12-2018 02:03 PM

I’ve looked at the Shark Guard ARK and was wondering which one to select, although I did see 1023sl mentioned on it. I would have probably already got one, but it is a little pricey in my current financial situation right now so if I go that route will need to save up and get one perhaps. I don’t mind paying for quality, so if that is the best one on the market right now then I’ll just need to save up and get it.

Ty

-- Williamsburg, KY

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