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Forum topic by bbc557ci posted 01-30-2014 03:50 PM 1015 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-30-2014 03:50 PM

Been reading the reviews here on LJs about the BORK riving knife, and came out with a question…

From looking at the various photos, it looks like the bracket blocks access to the arbor for blade changing. How do you BORK owners change blades?

My early/mid ‘90s Unisaw already has a bracket that looks like could set a splitter into. Anyone just take a piece of 1/8 in. steel and make up a splitter to fit in the existing Uni bracket? Seems like it would work ok…yes/no?


-- Bill, central where near the "big apple"

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#1 posted 01-31-2014 10:39 PM

TTT 23 hours and counting LOL

Aw c’mon there’s gotta be a few BORK users here, right? :o)

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#2 posted 01-31-2014 11:34 PM

It doesn’t block access to the arbor….change the blade like you always have.

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#3 posted 02-22-2014 04:29 PM

I think Bill is talking about the other side of the blade, Scott. The BORK mounting arm mounts to the top and side of the arbor bracket. It takes up most of the space that is needed to use a second wrench for blade changes.

I ground down the wrench for my Grizzly 1023SL but remembered a trick from high school shop class. A scrap of wood that will bridge the throat opening works very well. Just jam and hold it against the front of the blade and loosen the nut. For tightening, the BORK splitter will drop down to allow you to put the scrap against the back of the blade. A bonus is that the the blade will “slip” before the nut gets too tight.

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