Questions tagged [riving-knife]

On a table saw, a non-moving extension of the blade that keeps the kerf from squeezing the blade and helps to prevent kick-back

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Can a riving knife be slightly bent on purpose?

My riving knife is bent 2.5 mm from the plane of its base. That is, if I put it on a flat surface and pinch it at one end, the other end is flying 2.5 mm in the air instead of laying flat. The ...
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Can DIBOND be used to make a riving knife?

I want to make a riving knife for my table saw, as the one that came with it goes higher than the blade. I would like a riving knife that matches the height of the blade fitted in order to resaw 8cm ...
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Is Frank Howarth's homemade table saw splitter safe?

Frank Howarth made a splitter by creating a zero clearance insert, and then extending the kerf all the way through the back of the insert, towards the back of the table saw. He then glued thin strips ...
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What types of table saw cuts cannot be made with a riving knife installed?

Similar to When is it not possible or not practical to use a blade guard?, what types of cuts require the riving knife (and blade guard) to be removed?
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