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#1 posted 05-26-2018 05:18 AM

I just revisited the riving knife assembly on my Ridgid. I got into a bad habit of not using it. Mine would not fully engage in the locked position so I had to remove the two set screws on top, pop off the riving knife assembly and loosen the retaining nut and bolt to allow it to fully lock… just an 1/8 of a turn or less. A little loc-tite and reassembly and five minutes later it is working perfectly.
The set screws allow you to align the riving knife with the blade. I also spent some time figuring out how quickly the anti-kickback pawls and blade guard can be installed or removed. I’ll use them whenever I can now.
I did all of this tonight because of this thread so I want to say thank you Brittany. I can’t believe how quickly I got into the bad habit of not using these safety features.
Enjoy your TS.

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