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This must be for a riving knife, no? (1980s Grizzly G1023)

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Forum topic by DanWo posted 10-14-2013 10:32 AM 3156 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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DanWo

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10-14-2013 10:32 AM

Topic tags/keywords: tablesaw

I bought a late 80s Grizzly G1023 for cheap and starting to get it in working order. I figured this saw didn’t come with a riving knife but upon closer inspection, this bit right here sure looks like that’s its purpose.

Also, the stock blade insert has an opening that would accommodate a riving knife. The head scratcher here though is that the owners manual makes no mention of a riving knife and only shows a guard. So…Can I purchase the knife somewhere? Make it? Thoughts?


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#1 posted 10-14-2013 12:17 PM

man it sure looks that way to me. would call Grizzly they should know.

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#2 posted 10-14-2013 12:49 PM

That’s not for a riving knive, but for an old-style guard, like this:

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#3 posted 10-14-2013 12:53 PM

But you can make use of that mounting location for a splitter. Either make one from some scrap metal, or pickup a old guard on Ebay. I’ve cut apart old guards to make them into splitters and its worked well.

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#4 posted 10-14-2013 05:32 PM

Barry’s got it….it’s for a traditional splitter/blade guard assembly.

FWIW, the BORK aftermarket riving knife will fit your saw.

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#5 posted 10-14-2013 05:47 PM

Man – you guys are good!

Knottscott, I’m curious. It looks like there is all kinds of room on that knife to add a hole for an anti-kickback attachment. Is that feasible?

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#6 posted 10-14-2013 09:59 PM

You’d have to take that question up with the inventor, Bob Ross from Walnutacre Woodworking…..

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#7 posted 10-14-2013 10:05 PM

It’s for a splitter guard mount I think, but you could adapt it
for a riving knife for making cuts with the blade all the way
up. Then you’d take if off for non-through cuts at lower
height settings.

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