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Forum topic by glentok posted 11-28-2017 01:45 PM 664 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-28-2017 01:45 PM

I have a question (not my first). I just upgraded to a Delta 36-725 Contractors Saw from an 8 inch Delta bench top Builders Saw. I have two very nice new 8 inch Forrest saw blades but I can’t use them with the 39-725 riving knife. I’m willing to forgo the riving knife but the manual – while saying the riving knife must sometimes be removed – offers no instructions on performing that procedure. Any advice would be appreciated – thanks.

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#1 posted 11-28-2017 03:01 PM

Looks like there’s a cam lock down inside the throat and next to the riving knife that needs to be released.

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#2 posted 11-28-2017 03:21 PM

Why can’t you use the blades with the RK? Thickness issue?

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#3 posted 11-28-2017 07:48 PM

i have one its just like the drawing bill is showing very simple to release.and as the other bill said how thin is your blade that it wont work?

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#4 posted 11-28-2017 08:47 PM

I found mine finicky, too. It helps to push the top of the riving knife slightly to the right when adjusting/removing, so that the mounting holes will clear the detent pins.

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