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    thin kerf splitter solution?

    I've done a little research and the long and the short of it, there doesn't appear to be a retail thin kerf splitter for Grizzly table saws.
    I have an extra splitter now and would like to reduce the width of it, via some machining process. Does anyone know where I could take this to someone/business to reduce the width? Is this even worth it? Other options? (Have a new part CNCed?)

    Thanks for your time

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    Re: thin kerf splitter solution?

    Try these guys.

    http://thesharkguard.com/$grizzly.html

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    Re: thin kerf splitter solution?

    What is the thickness of your current riving knife?
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    Re: thin kerf splitter solution?

    You can use one of these if you have a ZCI for your tablesaw: http://www.microjig.com/products/mj-splitter/

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    Re: thin kerf splitter solution?

    Quote Originally Posted by woodworker2000 View Post
    You can use one of these if you have a ZCI for your tablesaw: http://www.microjig.com/products/mj-splitter/
    I can tell you that these work very well. I used them on the first two table saws I owned and liked them a lot when I had to use them.

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    Re: thin kerf splitter solution?

    I have the Shark Guard on my Grizzly Stu with thin Kerf blades. I have had much better resuits with it than with the MicroJig.

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    Re: thin kerf splitter solution?

    Have the same problem with my Grizzly and Laguna table saws. I plan to make my own from some 16 gauge metal sheet from Lowes. I will use the originals as patterns and cut the metal with a hack saw, jig saw and files and make my own.
    The originals work fine with full kerf blades, but with thin kerf blades, it becomes difficult to push a board through.
    Wish me luck.

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    Re: thin kerf splitter solution?

    When you order the shark guard you have to specify which blade you will be using it with

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    Re: thin kerf splitter solution?

    I'm still using the "Shorty" which I wrote about here: https://www.ncwoodworker.net/forums/...ghlight=shorty Happy to draw an outline and you can make one out of a scrap TS blade and add a small ratchet handle.

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    Re: thin kerf splitter solution?

    Also...It works with the Thin Kerf WW2 blade.

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    Re: thin kerf splitter solution?

    I have the sharkguard. Mine was sold by thickness.

    FWIW, I had excellent customer service from the owner and guard was well made. For me, not worth the effort for me to make it at the price he sells for.

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    Re: thin kerf splitter solution?

    Gentlemen please. We have not heard from the OP and more often than not, people refer to riving knives as splitters because they don't know the difference. What I want to know is exactly what the OP is referring to, what his intentions are, so forth and so on. His description leads me to believe he's talking about a riving knife. I could be wrong about that but the problem of a full kerf (1/8") to a thin kerf (3/32") is minuscule and can be taken care of on a simple belt sander. He has an "extra" of whatever. He's just trying to get it down to size.
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    Re: thin kerf splitter solution?

    I have a SharkGuard on my current Grizzly saw, and used the MJ splitter on my old Jet ProShop. Both are excellent splitters. If you already have a splitter, it is pretty simple to reduce the thickness using sander (belt/ random orbit). Just double stick tape it onto a scrap board and go to town with 60/ 80 grit.
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    Re: thin kerf splitter solution?

    The OP has a Grizzly 0833 table saw so it is has a riving knife (not a splitter) but he calls it a splitter. The blade guard can be removed, leaving the riving knife in place (full kerf = about 1/8"t).

    So I'm guessing he needs something like a riving knife for thin kerf blades (3/32") so he'll have to make one.

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    Re: thin kerf splitter solution?

    Thanks Jeff. With the extra riving knife he apparently has, a little time with a bench sander is all that is needed. I personally have done this a few times. I dial caliper or micrometer is essential to getting it accurate but it's not quite the task it seems to be.
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