riving knife or splitter for Homecraft 9" table saw

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Forum topic by Indywar posted 08-07-2013 08:47 PM 927 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-07-2013 08:47 PM

I have a 9” Homecraft table saw (model 34-580) that I use for occasional projects. The blade guard/splitter assembly came with the saw when I received it, but there appears to be no way to attach it (the splitter bracket appears to be missing). So are there any suggestions how I can add a riving knife or splitter to this to make it a little safer?

If interested parts diagram is located at:


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#1 posted 08-08-2013 12:18 AM

Make a zci out of baltic birch plywood or mdf, cut the blade slot, mkae an 1/8” splitter from maple. Glue it in the kerf of the zci behind the blade. Sand the front edges of the splitter so they are beveled so the stock doesn’t hang up on it.

It works great.

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

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#2 posted 08-08-2013 12:49 AM

Seems like there were two versions of the bracket, but both look as if they would be really easy to fabricate.. at least something close. It looks a lot like the one on my Craftsman saw, and if I were going to duplicate it, I’d probably start by cutting up a door hinge which already has the hardened roll portion. A small plate welded on to a threaded rod coupling might be another route. I bet if you post a couple pictures of where the bracket attaches (on saw and on guard), you would get a lot more suggestions.


-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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#3 posted 08-08-2013 01:22 AM

I have upload a couple of pictures at the below link:

Thanks for any suggestions.
P.S. Any suggestions on the best way to restore the table top?

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#4 posted 08-08-2013 03:03 AM

Check out the MJ pro splitter

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#5 posted 08-12-2013 04:43 PM

I just wanted to thank everyone for the responses. They were extremely helpful.

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