Just finished cutting about 200 strips of cherry and maple on the TS.
I was having trouble with burning on the cherry at first and
discovered that my splitter (stock model that came with my Jet
Contractor's saw) was pinching the board at the very back, causing the
board to be forced into the sawblade. Quickly corrected that and the
rest went fine.
It got me thinking that maybe I should look into an aftermarket
splitter. The JET one is pretty flimsy and I'm always having to mess
with adjustments. So I looked up the kerf of my blade and it's
0.134". I assume I should get a splitter with those same dimensions
right? Obviously, any larger wouldn't work but what about thinner? I
worry that thinner would allow the board to pinch a little and
possibly cause kickback. What's the "acceptable" tolerances of a
splitter? Any recommendations for an aftermarket splitter?
thanks very much.
I have a unisaw with the Biesemeyer Splitter. It pops in & out, so you can
remove it easily when doing dados, etc. I don't know if Biesemeyer makes a
version for the Jet Contractor saw, but if they do, I would recommend it.
It's way over-priced IMO though. I think I paid $125 for mine or something
Same here with Bies. It is made for the standard kerf blade; your Jet
may be made for thin kerf blades. that would be a problem.
On 26 Nov 2003 20:04:50 -0800, email@example.com (James Cubby
I have the Delta removable splitter. Costs around $35 and is easy to remove
and replace. Not sure it will work on a Jet though, but it is worth looking
into. Kelly Mehler wrote about it in the first FWW Tools and Shops issue
IIRC. I reviewed it on my web site and think it was the best investment
I've made for my saw since buying it.
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