Grip Tite Splitter vs Micro Jig Splitter

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Forum topic by Reaper417 posted 338 days ago 1027 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Hey Guys, Once again I need some feed back.I would like to put a splitter on my tabe saw since from what I heard they don’t make a riving knife for a delta unisaw. I heard the Grip Tite Splitter that Incra sells is easy to install and works good.Then I heard and saw the videos on youtube of the Micro Jig Splitter. From reading feedback from people who have them say they are a real pain to set up. Has anyone here tried either one and what are your thoughts about it? If you know of anything else that might work better for me I would like to hear about that to. And as always thanks in advance…......Dave

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#1 posted 338 days ago

I have the Micro Jig splitter and am happy with it. It’s certainly more work to install then the Incra, but it’s not rocket science.

What I like about the Micro Jig splitter is that it’s shaped more like a splitter (less chance of the wood hanging up on the splitter vs the pin), and that you can have two installed at the same time; one pushing the cutoff away from the blade and the other acting as a featherboard, pushing your wood against the fence.

I don’t think the Incra splitter can act as a featherboard in any manner.

And finally, like all Micro Jig products, it’s a quality item.

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#2 posted 337 days ago

I have a Sharkguard splitter set that snaps in/out using a special mount they make for my saw. Works great, easy in and out, so I’m more likely to use it. Stainless steel, available in different thicknesses. He still makes a custom splitter set for my old, discontinued Dewalt 746 tablesaw, and many others.

-- You've got to be smarter than the tree.

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#3 posted 337 days ago

I also use the Micro Jig. Like Marty said, the initial setup is a bit tedious, but not difficult. And once you’ve installed it, it does what it is supposed to do. I’m quite satisfied with it.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#4 posted 294 days ago

It looks like the Micro Jig could slip out of the holes easily, perhaps when you don’t want it to, has anyone experienced this? Is it tall enough for ripping thick stock? Can it be used with a stock (metal) blade insert?

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#5 posted 294 days ago

I have the micro jig and I love it.

-- Bert

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#6 posted 294 days ago

I’ve only had the MJ splitter come out once in several years when cutting SYP 2×12 and the wood bowed in tight on both sides behind the blade. It’s supposed to do that. Big fan of MJ splitter. Just purchased the MJ steelpro and ill install this weekend. Looks like the disadvantage to the Grip Tite is it can only work well with stock whose width allows you to lock it down on the cast iron. I have a craftsman contractor with the non-solid wings, so it would be of limited use on a lot of cutting I do.

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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