has anyone had any experience with this device. I have a jet contractor
saw, and changing out the old guard and splitter is a real pain. any pro's
or cons with the splitter. woodcraft sells it for a bit overy 100.00, is it
worth the cash
thanks for the imput
I just installed one on my Exacta Saw. The only complaint I have had
so far is that is is specifically for thin kerf blades, which I am not
using. However, it does appear to work. (I got around to installing
it when the 2x4 I needed to rip was pinching the back of the blade and
I was quickly getting to a non-safe situation.) I stopped, installed
the splitter, and then ripped the exact board with no further
I should say that I got mine at 40% off. I wouldn't have bought it as
readily at full price.
On Sun, 09 Nov 2003 00:27:56 GMT, "Steven C. Lund"
I installed one 4 months ago on a Jet contractors saw.
The instructions were a little unclear but I worked through it. I did have
to do some filing to enlarge the holes to align the mount properly. (this is
stated as a possibilitiy in the instructions) It did require more filing
than I thought it should. I also had to enlarge the cut in the throat plate
and file back the splitter a bit to install the jet throat plate
Once installed it was fairly easy to align. It snaps in and out easily and
is a joy to use. The only concern I have is how close the blade comes to the
mount when a 10" blade is fully raised. I haven't checked, but it looks like
thousands of an inch clearance.
All being said, I'm glad I purchased it and think it's worth the money and
effort. I won't use the saw without the a splitter.
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