The Latest RAVE - Riving Knives - DUH!

The Popular Woodworking E-News jumped on the Riving Knife bandwagon that seems to be the latest RAVE. OOOOOOH! A NEW discovery! "Look - the NEW Bosch contractors saw has - A RIVING KNIFE!"
Are American woodworking magazines really that impressed when a manufacturer puts wheels on a cabinet saw - "PowerMatic has once again shown how innovative they are by - putting wheels on their cabinet saw! What a break through in machine design!" Before that break through announcement it was "One Wrench Bit Changing!" for routers, and "Now With Left Tilt Blade!" on a table saw.
It's ironic that the New and Innovative Blade Guard and Riving Knife on the Bocsh in question also has "anti-kickback pawls" - the latter being a pretty ineffective idea that just gets in the way. So while being innovative, they carry over a "legacy" idea that should have gone the way of the Dodo decades ago.
I expect to see riving knives on hand held circular saws being trumpeted as the next New AND Improved Innovation.
Euro woodworkers must be chuckling - under their breath of course - no need to offend anyone - and Festool must be warming up their patent protection lawyers since their plunge circular saw - with riving knife, depth of cut stop and anti-splintering devices will surely be cloned and appearing on competitors line of high end stuff.
Hey non American woodworkers - what will we on This Side of The Pond be seeing as the NEXT Innovation?
charlie b
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charlieb wrote:
| Hey non American woodworkers - what will we | on This Side of The Pond be seeing as the NEXT | Innovation?
A gee-whiz loose dowling machine called the Bomino that uses round bamboo loose dowels (that word _does_ begin with a 'd', btw.) The design permits use of both purpose-made dowels and/or broken chopsticks...
(Sorry, I'm an American woodworker - but I couldn't resist!)
-- Morris Dovey DeSoto Solar DeSoto, Iowa USA http://www.iedu.com/DeSoto /
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Morris Dovey wrote:

I believe you're referring to Fussytool's BAMBINO.
A South American tool manufacturer is working on a knock off of the BAMBINO. Rumor has it that is will use reddish brown cockaroach shaped proprietary loose tenons and the Marketing Department is rumored to be seriously considering calling it the CARRAMBA after CoocaRahcha was poorly recieved by several focus groups. Prototypes have been provided to a select group of woodworkers, in Tierra Del Fuego as well as Greenland for Beta testing.
Woodworking tools specialists from Fine WoodWorking and Popular Woodworking will begin sleuthing out some of the top secret stuff about this new tool - as soon as they complete their current assignment - "Bronze. Wooden Tools Obsolete?".
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Festool has a sliding miter saw that has its rails in the front of the saw instead of the rear like they all have now- sort of like a radial arm saw. Now if they could make it take a dado blade set that would be awesome!!!!! Gene
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"charlieb" wrote in message

Wooden soup bowls, exported to the US to feed the hungry, out of work in the soup lines (being the preponderance of those who are neither lawyers, politicians, government employees, nor MBA/CEO's).
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