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#1 posted 02-17-2017 01:02 AM

OK thanks for the info so far. I have always noticed that my splitters are thinner than the blades, I can use a thin kerf blade on my ridged saw with the same splitter. If my wood has some internal pressure and wants to close up after the cut, the splitter helps a lot and prevents a lot of kick back. But it does let the wood close some and I have had binding and burning. I just went in and took a good look. My blockage is due to misalignment. I need to put about a 1/32 shim behind the blade to center it on the Riving knife and everything will clear. I wont do that though because I’m taking off the Riving knife. I mentioned the overengneered guard, it is three pieces, a center bar and two moveable clear plastic sides. Very wobbly and it actually mounts to the Riving knife, so the back of the whole guard moves up and down with the riving knife. You cannot lower the blade below table top because the guard hits the top and stops. Your have to remove the guard to lower the blade fully. How screwed up is that??? I have a simple guard with a Splitter and anti kick back pawls that is left from that old Skil work saw that I burned up back in the late 80s or so. I’m a pack rat, gave the fence and rails to guy a couple years ago. Thanks for the information people.

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