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Forum topic by HybridIndie posted 07-23-2007 04:22 PM 5299 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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HybridIndie

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07-23-2007 04:22 PM

Topic tags/keywords: safety splitter riving knives craftsman

I bought one of the newer model tables saws from Craftsman this past Fall and absolutely love it except for one thing, the blade-guard and anti-kickback setup. This setup was fine as i got used to the saw doing general crosscutting and ripping for projects but as I get more and more comfortable with it I’m obviously doing more and more advanced setups with Jigs and the such. The guard/splitter setup is huge and gets in the way even with a simple panel cutting jig, not to mention trying to do any type of cutting alignments are out of the question after about 2 cuts cause of the dust buildup in the guard. Secondly it attaches both through the table insert and off the back of the saw. This has made me take it off more than once and I’m now finding it sitting on one of my worktables more often that attached to my saw. I saw the splitter from Biesemeyer and like the setup but they don’t make it for Craftsman products and would love some suggestions if anyone could.

Here is my tablesaw model and the Biesemeyer splitter i was talking about if anyone is interested. I would like to maintain some semblance of safety in my shop but would also like a little more convenience as you might understand.

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#1 posted 07-25-2007 06:36 AM

I’m wondering if this got lost in the sea of posts. I’m not aware of anything that would fit a Craftsman saw. The link above did not open so I could not look at the photo.

You could look at an over arm guard, although this one is expensive http://www.woodcraft.com/family.aspx?FamilyID=61001 there are others that are less expensive.

For a splitter….

http://www.woodcraft.com/family.aspx?FamilyID=5067

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