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Posted on Shark vs. DELTA 34-868 Bracket and Splitter Assembly got 34-450 Unisaw?

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#1 posted 08-17-2017 04:59 AM

Do you think that it is the better option for reducing the chance of kickback?
Any negatives you have encountered?
- PNW_Steve

Well, a splitter is a splitter – even when it’s called a riving knife… and their purpose is to prevent kickback. Any one is certainly a better option than none at all. The disadvantage with stock splitters are they are usually a PITA to remove/install, so people typically just leave them off. The disadvantage with the MJ splitter is that it is fixed, and will not tilt with the blade. The Shark ARK and disappearing splitter will tilt with the blade, but need to be raised or lowered manually. The Shark requires you to loosen a thumbscrew to adjust the height. The disappearing splitter just pushes down or pops up with a finger. Both are left on the machine and do not need to be removed for non-through cuts.

And no, I cannot think of any negatives I’ve encountered with the disappearing splitter.


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