Splitter For Older Craftsman Tablesaw

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Forum topic by Mean_Dean posted 03-12-2012 05:48 PM 7107 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-12-2012 05:48 PM

Greetings All!

I have a 1950’s-era Craftsman tablesaw, and I’d like it to have a splitter. After having a few kickback incidents while ripping, I’ve decided a splitter is absolutely necessary!!

Does anyone have any ideas on how to add one to my tablesaw? Are there any aftermarket products available? Any help will be much apprecitated!


-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#1 posted 03-12-2012 06:01 PM

Micro jig makes a system and rockler sells them.

-- BIG geo ---Occam,s razor The simplist answer is often correct

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#2 posted 03-13-2012 02:49 AM

Have you checked with Sears to see if they still sell the guard and splitter for your model?

-- Nils, So. Central MI. Wood is honest.Take the effort to understand what it has to tell you before you try to change it.

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#3 posted 03-13-2012 03:20 PM

I made one for my Delta contractor out of a 1” x 1/8” steel strap. Mounted it where the guard used to be. Not a riving knife, but it keeps the kick backs away.

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#4 posted 03-13-2012 04:10 PM

Lots of choices Dean, Grip-Tite, Micro-Jig, home made. You’ll want a zero clearance insert too. -Jack

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