|Forum topic by tengallonhat||posted 10-14-2013 08:54 PM||654 views||0 times favorited||1 reply|
10-14-2013 08:54 PM
I recently picked up a Grizzly G1023RLW cabinet saw. It’s the first modern saw I’ve ever owned. My current saw is a 1957 Craftsman Hybrid Cabinet saw. I’ve never used a splitter or riving knife, but I have had mostly success ripping using two Grr-Rippers hand over hand. Especially ripping less than 4” strips.
It looks like my options in this scenario are to go with the guard and give up the Grr-rippers or give up the guard to use them. I’ve grown to like the amount of control you have with the Grr-rippers, but have always been weary of the over the blade motion they require.
I was curious to hear what people end up doing in these situations. I realize a lot of people discard the guard entirely given it can get cumbersome, but I figured I might at least give it a shot before I rule it out.
I’m excited that I can have a riving knife option in both scenarios with this new saw. The spreader appears to move with the blade the same way the riving knife does.
Option 1 – No anti-kickback pawls and no guard. But use a riving knife and Grr-rippers for through cuts.
What would you do? ( I realize this is a somewhat religious question, so I’m not looking for a right answer. Just some for view points).