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Reto

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03-22-2021 10:22 PM

Topic tags/keywords: jet jwts10-10jf table saw splitter kerf riving knife 200030a

I bought a few years ago a Jet JWTS10-10JF table saw, restored it (replaced belt), installed new switch etc. ... but I am missing the kerf splitter. Does anybody know where I could find such a part ? I am even thinking having one custom-made by a metal guy. I contacted Jet and wait for a feedback. Part # is 200030A.
Thanks for any feedback and pointing me in the right direction ! Best, Reto


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bilyo

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#1 posted 03-23-2021 01:20 AM

I hope I don’t steer you wrong because I don’t know how your Jet saw is made. Based on my experience with my Delta saw, the splitter is nothing special. It is just a flat piece of sheet metal with a hole in it for mounting to a bracket below the table. In my case, the splitter is easy to make. All you need is a piece of sheet metal of thickness just a bit less than the blade, a hack saw to cut it to shape, a file to smooth the edges, and a drill to make the mounting hole.

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Reto

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#2 posted 03-23-2021 01:27 AM

Thanks, that is actually encouraging. I am a wood guy, my experience with metal is limited … should I not find what I look for I will follow your advice. Part of the fun restoring the saw is the hands-on experience. Maybe I can find some original drawings of the splitter, that would make it even easier to get the dimensions somewhat accurate.

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#3 posted 03-23-2021 04:09 AM

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mdhills

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#4 posted 03-23-2021 05:11 AM

Some options:

- shark guard ( https://www.thesharkguard.com/product/guard-package-for-jwts/ )—they may sell just the splitter if that is all you are looking for?

- make your own insert and then add a microjig splitter ( https://www.microjig.com/products/steelpro-full )

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LittleBlackDuck

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#5 posted 03-23-2021 10:35 AM


Some options:

- shark guard ( https://www.thesharkguard.com/product/guard-package-for-jwts/ )—they may sell just the splitter if that is all you are looking for?

- make your own insert and then add a microjig splitter ( https://www.microjig.com/products/steelpro-full )

- mdhills


For safety, a riving knife or splitter is paramount.

Shop made ZCI and MJ Splitter gets my vote…

Recommend you pay the extra shekels and get the steel core Pro version.

Also if your druthers are thin kerf, their thin kerf is around 2.2mm so watch it if your rig has super thin blades.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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Reto

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#6 posted 03-23-2021 01:56 PM

Thanks for all the feedbacks, couldn’t agree more about the safety. I actually was the guy who send out a question on a blog, but didn’t get any useful information until someone recommended to go to the forum and repeat the effort. I sent out the questions a while ago when I restored the saw. I had no bad experience but without the splitter it is a question of time until it happens.

Currently I look at the following options:
  • SharkGuard, but I am not sure if that works, I can’t see the holes for attaching the splitter in the trunnion, I might have to drill and tap the holes myself
  • MicroJig splitter as recommended by LBD
  • Make new zero clearance inserts with a wood splitter glued in
  • Get a 12 gauge sheet metal and build my own splitter which I would attach on the backside of the saw, the rod with the 2 screws is present
  • Check on Ebay, I missed that one sent by Gary, that would have been perfect

Thanks for your feedbacks, much appreciated !

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frankhagan

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#7 posted 03-23-2021 08:43 PM



Currently I look at the following options: SharkGuard, but I am not sure if that works, I can t see the holes for attaching the splitter in the trunnion, I might have to drill and tap the holes myself MicroJig splitter as recommended by LBD Make new zero clearance inserts with a wood splitter glued in Get a 12 gauge sheet metal and build my own splitter which I would attach on the backside of the saw, the rod with the 2 screws is present * Check on Ebay, I missed that one sent by Gary, that would have been perfect

I have a SharkGuard complete kit (riving knife, blade guard with kickback prawls and dust collection, and an extra regular kerf riving knife) ordered. They take a few weeks to produce and ship and I don’t have it yet. They manufacture a bracket that goes onto the stock Jet mount and allows easy assembly and disassembly. Here is the bracket pictured on their website:

Image is from this page: https://www.thesharkguard.com/product/guard-package-for-jwts/

Seeing the price the stock guard went for on eBay I may be listing there myself once my SharkGuard gets here!

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Robert

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#8 posted 03-23-2021 09:38 PM


Some options:

- shark guard ( https://www.thesharkguard.com/product/guard-package-for-jwts/ )—they may sell just the splitter if that is all you are looking for?

- make your own insert and then add a microjig splitter ( https://www.microjig.com/products/steelpro-full )

- mdhills

For safety, a riving knife or splitter is paramount.

Shop made ZCI and MJ Splitter gets my vote…

Recommend you pay the extra shekels and get the steel core Pro version.

Also if your druthers are thin kerf, their thin kerf is around 2.2mm so watch it if your rig has super thin blades.

- LittleBlackDuck

THIS^^^^^

-- Everything is a prototype thats why its one of a kind!!

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Barkley

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#9 posted 03-24-2021 01:45 AM

I vote for the Shark Gard. I’ve been using their complete system for a couple of years and it is the most effective, user friendly setup I’ve ever used. It’s on a 2004 Jet JTAS10. The guys at LeeWay will custom fir the Shark Gard to your saw. They are very helpful people.

-- Thin the herd

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LittleBlackDuck

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#10 posted 03-24-2021 02:44 AM

I’ve heard nothing but good reports of the Shark Gard... If you can get it to fit your saw you could do much worse.
It’s not available in Australia and mail order customisation is a tad dodgy.

I had a guard built into my saw which was such a pain and dangerous (trying to get timber under it smoothly) that I had to remove it… now this is something not recommended and though I did it, I do not condone it… especially to the inexperienced…. I do believe a riving knife/splitter is a must.

My guard was attached to the “splitter” which in itself was bullshit as it was attached using elongated slots and it’s width was 1.5mm which if not perfectly aligned was an invitation to a kickback. Nevertheless, I had enough sense to realise it was better than nothing (maybe).
Consequently I quickly compromised on the MJ Splitter which is at least the width of my blade kerf… My original saw splitter was 1.5mm and believe it was purely to hold up the useless guard to appease some dodgy regulation probably written on dunny paper before C19 shortage.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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Bill_Steele

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#11 posted 03-25-2021 11:43 AM

I still have the original splitter that came with my Jet saw, but I prefer to use this homemade one. It’s a little redneck, but it’s worked well for me.

I had one of those thin single track shelving brackets like this:

I cut it down to a shorter length and then used an angle grinder to make it the same thickness as my thinnest kerf saw blade.

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Reto

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#12 posted 03-25-2021 03:25 PM

Bill, thanks for your solution, I like that. I seem to have 2 handicaps:

1) I miss the 2 screws on the trunnion you have on your saw, not sure how I could use Shark Guard’s solution
2) I miss the attachment to the rod that holds the original and your own splitter

If I can find somehow that rod attachment I can make my own splitter following your approach.

What might work is take the locating block from behind the saw (holding the original splitter to the splitter rod) and see if I can attach it to the rod on the inside on the same rod, just on the other side. That would allow me to make my own riving knife following your example.

Thanks for your support, will keep you posted !

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LittleBlackDuck

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#13 posted 03-25-2021 10:21 PM


Bill, thanks for your solution, I like that. I seem to have 2 handicaps:
1) I miss the 2 screws on the trunnion you have on your saw, not sure how I could use Shark Guard s solution
2) I miss the attachment to the rod that holds the original and your own splitter
- Reto

Just a thought… Make your own ZCI, brace the “splitter” end and make an “L” shaped splitter screwed to the reinforcement,

Though if you costed time, a MJ Splitter would be cheaper.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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pottz

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#14 posted 03-25-2021 10:28 PM

ill give a vote for the mj splitter myself,it’s cheap,it’s easy to use and it works well.enough said!

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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Reto

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#15 posted 03-25-2021 10:28 PM

LBD,

Thank you for your idea and time spent on this! I actually already went to Home Depot to recon an corner brace/angle that might work. Your idea of using an additional wood peace underneath to support the metal is great! I intend to make some inserts this weekend and work on this. I will work for most work on the saw, the angled cuts need a better solution.

Thanks again ! Reto

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