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Erich, I was thinking the same thing, but wasn t sure if it would lessen the effect. have you had any issues of binding etc. running the smaller kerf splitter?

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Nope, everything I've had that binds simply binds on the splitter, which would happen either way. My ONLY concern with going with the thinner one is when I have the fence on the left (since you align the splitter's right side with the right side of the blade!), but the amount of distance between the left and the left of the blade is so small that I doubt that it would catch 'enough' to kickback (instead of simply cutting the wood).

I almost exclusively use the 'middle' size one. The small one is PERHAPS useful for non-through cuts, but I haven't really used it. The large splitter seems only useful if you get the whole kit with blade guard, otherwise it just sits on my shelf.

BTW: The SharkGuard guy is actually working on/investigating a riving knife for our saws! I'd pinged him a while ago and gave him some info for the PM66 saw that was holding him up, but I haven't heard anything back since.
 

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If you align the right edge of the splitter with the right edge of the blade, the thin kerf splitter will work just as well as the thicker one. This is assuming you're ripping to the right of the blade, of course.
 

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Thanks Erich - is that the ARK I saw online, something like that I believe. Saw a video and saw some comments on our saw and working towards a fix around the one point of contact etc.

Thanks Jonah - that makes perfect sense and I almost solely rip to the right of the blade so no issues there.

Thanks for the help on this.
 

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Just to follow up on this for anyone looking to order the same product. Lee had confirmed and shared a link from his site on this topic as well. Thin kerf is what I went for to have the most flexibility moving forward and to ensure I can keep my Forrest that I already have. Really doesn't seem to be much of a disadvantage, only some added options down the road.

http://thesharkguard.com/thick.html
 
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