Craftsman Table Saw Retrofit Riving Knife

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Craftsman Table Saw Retrofit Riving Knife

Posted by Bucher Angeletta on Saturday, 14 December, 2019 07:26:00

The Bolt On Ripping Knife (BORK) from Bob Ross of Walnutacre Woodworking is a retrofit riving knife that fits several traditional saws that were not originally designed for a riving knife. The BORK attaches to the arbor swing arm, and rises, lowers, and tilts in unison with the blade much like a true stock riving knife does.

This is a 1950s table saw model 113.27520 by sears craftsman. Originally it uses a splitter as a safety feature against kickback. This is my cardboard test at adding a simple riving knife to an old

The Bolt On Ripping Knife (BORK) from Bob Ross of Walnutacre Woodworking is a retrofit riving knife that fits several traditional saws that were not originally designed for a riving knife. The BORK attaches to the arbor swing arm, and rises, lowers, and tilts in unison with the blade much like a true stock riving knife does.

What in the world is a riving knife? Just the one thing that might save you from a very bad day in the shop. But if your table saw doesn't come with one, fret not — with a little wherewithal

The only thing it has is a zero clearance insert. I would like to get a riving knife for it, but I guess it was built before those were a thing. Do they make universal riving knives for older machines like this? If I can't get a riving knife, I'm going to order a spllitter and make do until I save up enough for new table saw.

Table saw - buy new or retrofit old? Would it be more advantageous to buy the Dewalt or to grab an older craftsman (or delta), a riving knife and proper fence? Google craftsman 113 table saw tune up and you can find tutorials for getting everything nice and straight, parallel, and