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Blog entry by Reto posted 02-28-2020 02:09 AM 353 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I recently bought a Jet table saw jwts-10jf on craigslist, restored it – which was a lot of fun – but I miss the blade splitter. Seems difficult to find the splitter for such an older model. Does anyone have one or know where to get one ? Your help is much appreciated. Ciao, Reto



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sras

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#1 posted 02-28-2020 03:48 PM

I can’t help you with finding a splitter, but I can suggest that you post this question on a forum.

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GR8HUNTER

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#2 posted 02-28-2020 04:04 PM

THESE GUYS CAN HELP YOU OUT :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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LittleBlackDuck

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#3 posted 02-28-2020 10:03 PM

If all else fails try MJ Splitter... might save a lot of stuffing around… just ensure (suggest) you get the steel version…

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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JCinVA

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#4 posted 03-02-2020 07:50 AM

Check out some of the videos online for adding a splitter to older table saws. Some are part of a zero-clearance insert which is what my next project is for my table saw.

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Retired Guru

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#5 posted 03-02-2020 01:40 PM



If all else fails try MJ Splitter... might save a lot of stuffing around… just ensure (suggest) you get the steel version…

- LittleBlackDuck

Heh. You reminded me of the MJ Splitters I have, unopened, free replacements for the defective ones I bought previously. These have the same defect: fractures in the translucent plastic that cover the metal within.

Have you used them on your saw? If so, have any fractured to the point where the plastic came off?

-- -- Paul, Upstate NY

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Reto

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#6 posted 03-02-2020 10:19 PM

Thanks for the feedbacks, will check it out. I hope to finish the restauration soon.
Best, Reto (Chicago)

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LittleBlackDuck

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#7 posted 03-02-2020 10:47 PM


Have you used them on your saw? If so, have any fractured to the point where the plastic came off?
- technoslick
slicker, after your comment, I checked out my splitter and noticed (mentally registered) the cracks… I vagually remember noticing to “pattern” over the plastic, however, never associated it with physical cracks. I’ve been using my set (only used the one unit) for over 10 years.
Being the one with the metal core, if the plastic breaks I wouldn’t hesitate to buy another set.

PS. I use the narrow kerf one. The standard kerf has only had about 1% of TS usage.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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DalyArcher

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#8 posted 03-02-2020 11:08 PM

I can highly recommend going with a Shark Guard. I bought a manual adjustable riving knife from them for my General 350 cabinet saw. worth every penny and something I would not hesitate to buy again. Above excellent customer service and a solid product.
https://www.lumberjocks.com/reviews/12047

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Retired Guru

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#9 posted 03-03-2020 12:43 AM


slicker, after your comment, I checked out my splitter and noticed (mentally registered) the cracks… I vagually remember noticing to “pattern” over the plastic, however, never associated it with physical cracks. I ve been using my set (only used the one unit) for over 10 years.
Being the one with the metal core, if the plastic breaks I wouldn t hesitate to buy another set.

PS. I use the narrow kerf one. The standard kerf has only had about 1% of TS usage.

- LittleBlackDuck

I suppose if the plastic were to come off while a board was running past it, there wouldn’t be enough thickness lost to cause a bind. I guess, I just get uppity when I pay for ingenuity and the manufactured result is flawed. I’m sure we can agree that the fractures weren’t planned, right? Doesn’t promote confidence on a safety accessory. Anyhoo, I haven’t a need for it on my currently used table saw, but if I do end up keeping the old Skil I probably will use it in the shop-made zero-clearance. And I’ll probably love them, too!

-- -- Paul, Upstate NY

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