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Viking

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12-07-2011 08:19 PM

Topic tags/keywords: table saw zc insert jig question resource

This is not in reviews since I have not bought it yet. Saw this splitter on Incra’s web site. Seems to be very simple to install and would be inexpensive to add to several zero clearance inserts. All you need is a 3/4” Forstner bit and drill press to drill your ZC insert.

Has anyone any experience with this splitter??

http://www.incrementaltools.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=GTSPLITTERKIT

Thanks!

-- Rick Gustafson - Lost Creek Ranch - Colorado County, Texas


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#1 posted 12-07-2011 08:52 PM

I like it! I bought the popular blue two-pronged splitter and kerf keeper (can’t remember the brand). It caused more trouble than it was worth. I think the circular design of this splitter might be a real bonus. I’m curious why they didn’t shape it like a “T”. It seems like the legs of the “T” could help keep certain offcuts from jumping back over the blade. I might have to get one of these. Thanks!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#2 posted 12-07-2011 09:21 PM

This splitter has different posts for standard and thin kerf blades. Will do a review soon as I just ordered a couple of them.

-- Rick Gustafson - Lost Creek Ranch - Colorado County, Texas

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#3 posted 12-07-2011 09:26 PM

http://www.leevalley.com/us/wood/page.aspx?p=51151&cat=1,41080,51225&ap=1

I recently installed this splitter in a ZC. I have only used it a few times but it seems to work okay. The have a video on you tube that helps with the installation.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WBMFQ1-8yDQ

-- Robert, I don't understand everything I know about this.

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#4 posted 12-07-2011 09:34 PM

I bought the microsplitter which I though was a bit of a PIA to install then the next week bought a thin kerf blade so, removed it. Seems like the Grip Tite splitter solves this issue and is about a third the price of the Micro-Splitter for TK blades. The GT splitter is on sale for $8.85 now.

-- Rick Gustafson - Lost Creek Ranch - Colorado County, Texas

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#5 posted 12-07-2011 10:57 PM

I am looking forward to your review. The price is much better and I need several more splitters.

-- Robert, I don't understand everything I know about this.

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#6 posted 12-07-2011 11:08 PM

^second that, Viking. That strange jig and having to make kerfs in scrap. It was a major PIA. I think I paid almost $40 too. At less than $10, if you don’t like it, trash it. I’m getting some.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#7 posted 12-08-2011 12:18 AM

Just ordered two sets and hope to recieve them sometime next week.

-- Rick Gustafson - Lost Creek Ranch - Colorado County, Texas

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#8 posted 12-08-2011 05:27 AM

Watching with interest.
I use the steel pro MJ splitter but alignment was a pita and I still have a bit of drag in use. It does it’s job though. No burning of wood.

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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#9 posted 02-13-2012 04:35 AM

Dang it! I bought a MJ Splitter last month. Have not yet installed it. Wish I had seen this first!

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