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Forum topic by nek4life posted 03-06-2019 04:34 PM 695 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-06-2019 04:34 PM

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Does anyone know what this is? It’s located directly behind the blade. I looked through the manual and couldn’t find any reference to it.


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#1 posted 03-06-2019 04:42 PM

A photo would help. Some of us are not familiar with all model numbers of woodworking machines. Sounds like the mounting point for a blade guard or riving knife on a table saw.

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#2 posted 03-06-2019 04:49 PM

Sorry about that!

Here’s an image from Grizzly’s website. I can try to dig up more if that doesn’t work. I first noticed it in a video review on Youtube and was wondering what it is since I haven’t seen it before on other table tops.

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#3 posted 03-06-2019 05:40 PM

That’s a piece of steel where the teeth from the anti-kickback pawls hit and rub. If they rubbed on the softer cast iron, a pair of grooves would quickly develop. The pawls could also get stuck, causing a potential safety hazard, so they include a replaceable steel plate for that purpose. You can kind of see the pawls resting on that plate in this pic.

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#4 posted 03-06-2019 05:49 PM

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#5 posted 03-06-2019 09:13 PM

Ok that makes sense. I’ve been doing a lot of research on which saw I should buy and I’ve seen other tables with the anti-kickback pawls, but that was the first one I’ve seen with a replaceable steel plate. Thanks for explaining!

The Grizzly G1023 series seems like a pretty nice machine.

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#6 posted 03-07-2019 02:50 AM

Riving knife or splitter. Mine is similar to what JayT is showing. Removable with a flip of a lever, also can adjust mine to be a splitter or riving knife, depending on which adjustment I set it at. When I attach the guard then it’s set up as a riving knife.

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#7 posted 03-07-2019 01:32 PM


The Grizzly G1023 series seems like a pretty nice machine.

- nek4life

I’ve had the G1023RLW for over a year now and really like the saw. I don’t use the wing as a router table, I just bought it for the extra table space. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed if you go with the G1023…just don’t order anything if it’s backordered or you’ll never know when it will arrive.

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#8 posted 03-07-2019 03:26 PM


The Grizzly G1023 series seems like a pretty nice machine.

- nek4life

I ve had the G1023RLW for over a year now and really like the saw. I don t use the wing as a router table, I just bought it for the extra table space. I don t think you ll be disappointed if you go with the G1023…just don t order anything if it s backordered or you ll never know when it will arrive.

- LazarusDB

I’m pretty much between a G1023 series from Grizzly or a Shop Fox w1851 or Jet ProShop II (while on sale) both through a local dealer. I’m just starting out and think the latter saws might be good enough for my needs, but having 3HP in the future might be nice to have.

I have a 4 prong 220v outlet in my garage so I think I could convert that over to a 3 prong if necessary. I also live on a dirt road so taking delivery from Grizzly might be a challenge even though I’m not even 1/10 of a mile up the road. Decisions, decisions :D

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