No splitter or riving knife

Old 04-10-20, 03:57 AM
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No splitter or riving knife

My table saw doesn't have a riving knife or splitter and I need to do some long rips of only 1/4" on 6' long lengths of hardwood.
is there a way I can create a sort of wedge or holding piece of wood that I clamp at the other end of the table to stop potential kickback?
Old 04-10-20, 04:24 AM
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I doubt you need anything. I don't have a riving knife on one ot my table saws and its hardly ever a problem. If it is, keep a cedar shim in a side pocket and as you start your cut, drop the shim into the slot you just cut on the other side of the blade and push the board on through.
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Make the cuts with the wide part of the board that your pushing on against the fence.
Old 04-10-20, 05:29 AM
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Sounds like he is going to make multiple passes. Would be hard to get uniform widths if he has to move the fence every time.
Old 04-10-20, 05:32 AM
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Just get one of the kids off the x-box to lend a hand on the back side as the cut progresses!

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