New Splitter from old circular saw blade
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  Re: RE: New Splitter from old circular saw blade by MauleSkinner (Great idea! Is it...)
(07-04-2020, 01:55 PM)MauleSkinner Wrote: Great idea!

Is it attached where the old splitter/blade guard was?

Exactly.  I'll try to update with a pic.
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#21
  Re: New Splitter from old circular saw blade by kdouglaslee ([attachment=28078] ...)
Reminds me of problems I had with the Shop Fox cabinet saw I bought about 5 or 6 years ago - the splitter went up and down with the blade, was easy to take off and put back on, but it was thick! Add in the build tolerance, it would end up thicker than 1/8". It was also an iterative process of putting it on, taking off, putting on my surface grinder, putting back on, etc. After a couple of hours, it is dialed in perfectly.

My point is, that manufacturers need to pay far more attention to safety details, otherwise, another buyer/user of this table saw, would have discarded the splitter.

Anyhow, great use of an old saw blade!
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  Re: RE: New Splitter from old circular saw blade by stav (Nice splitter.  All ...)
(07-07-2020, 07:22 AM)stav Wrote: Nice splitter.  All of those left over pieces would make a great wind chime.

Lol, don't give my wife any ideas!
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  Re: RE: New Splitter from old circular saw blade by MauleSkinner (Great idea! Is it...)
(07-04-2020, 01:55 PM)MauleSkinner Wrote: Great idea!

Is it attached where the old splitter/blade guard was?

Yes, it is. Here's a better view of where it attaches:  
   

And here's a view from up top, the splitter is automatically aligned perfectly with the saw blade.

   
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  Re: New Splitter from old circular saw blade by kdouglaslee ([attachment=28078] ...)
Love it! Gonna do it! (Because one of the things my grandpa taught me is to throw the guards away as you’re assembling the saw....so mine is in a landfill 800 miles from me.)
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  Re: RE: New Splitter from old circular saw blade by MauleSkinner (Love it! Gonna do it...)
(07-09-2020, 05:31 PM)MauleSkinner Wrote: Love it! Gonna do it! (Because one of the things my grandpa taught me is to throw the guards away as you’re assembling the saw....so mine is in a landfill 800 miles from me.)

lol, be careful, first time I mentioned that I didn't know where my blade guard was ON THIS FORUM, I had people flaming me with comments about how irresponsible I was, how  was going to cause people to lose fingers, and all that jazz.  Safety Nazis are everywhere.  

But seriously, that old blade guard sucked so very badly.  It was worthless, and the anti-kickback pawls are downright dangerous, they cause the wood to angle back into the blade.  After almost two decades of no splitter or blade guard I haven't even had a close encounter with kickback, but like I said, I'm getting more careful as I get older so little things like this that add safety and are easy to do, well, it's just a no-brainer.
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  Re: New Splitter from old circular saw blade by kdouglaslee ([attachment=28078] ...)
Same here...aging and marriage make me more conservative, and I’ve learned that my grandpa’s way wasn’t always the best. I also don’t believe the OEM guard provided a substantial safety benefit. I’ve since installed some other safety features and use Grr-ripper blocks, But I think your version solves some more of the usability problems that I still have with my splitters.
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#27
  Re: New Splitter from old circular saw blade by kdouglaslee ([attachment=28078] ...)
NTR did one out of an old blade. I did one of my own.
   
   
   



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#28
  Re: RE: New Splitter from old circular saw blade by fishhh4 (NTR did one out of a...)
(07-10-2020, 06:32 AM)fishhh4 Wrote: NTR did one out of an old blade. I did one of my own.

fishhh4:  "That's not a splitter."  Posts pics.  "THAT's a splitter."

That's very impressive, nice work!
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