Ok, does anyone know which hybrids and 3hp cabinet saws are currently
being sold in the US with a riving knife? Does anyone have any
information on when in 2008 manufacturers plan on releasing riving
BTW - Festools Plunge Circular Saws are the only handheld
circular saws I know of that have a riving knife. Seems like
handhelf sawing could use a riving knife.
US woodworking machine manufacturers are so far behind
second picture on this page
Keeps the saw kerf open behind the cut - reducing one
source of "kickback". Set close to the rear of the
top quarter of the blade it stays close regardless of
the depth of cut. "Splitters" on most US market saws
are less and less effective the shallower the cut
because they'er only close to saw teeth at maximum
depth of cut. (see last illustration on this page
Euros equivalent to our OSHA has required riving knives
on all table saws for years. About time US market saws
Grizzly 2008 catalog just came in the mail. They used to have riving knife
on one of their 12 in cabinet saw, but they now have a 10 in cabinet saw
model (G0651) with riving knife.
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