I agree. When I saw the picture the knife looked bent. Shimming will not correct that.Does the knife have a slight twist or is the lug it is bolted to out of line ?
From the look of that overhead pic it is the knife .
Lay it flat on the saw top and have a check.
If it is , send it back , shimming it will just move the winding twist sideways .
What??? That's the exact point of a riving knife....if it weren't there it would be closing up on your blade!!!!Steve Neul said:I never liked a riving knife and only had one on a saw for a month before taking it off. Too often a board would close up behind the blade pinching the riving knife.
I second contacting Lee. He worked with me on one I bought for my Ridgid which needed a little tweaking. I emailed on a Sunday and we went back and forth the same day I thought that was just incredible.I'd contact Lee Styron and ask advice. Send him the pics.
(p.s. - clean your blade! )
Plenty of people do. I agree though. When I saw the safety stats on TS's, I was sold I riving knives.What??? That's the exact point of a riving knife....if it weren't there it would be closing up on your blade!!!!
I think you may be the first person I've ever heard who removed a fully functional riving knife intentionally.
I know of plenty of guys that remove the guards, and the old style splitters that were pretty difficult to mount and use....but a riving knife?ctwiggs1 said:Plenty of people do. I agree though. When I saw the safety stats on TS's, I was sold I riving knives.