Aftermarket Splitters Riving Knives For Powermatic 66 Table Saw
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I recently posted a video to our YouTube channel that discussed proper tightening of a saw blade nut (hand tightened is usually enough) and was surprised by the number of comments not on the focus of the video, but on the splitter shown on our Powermatic 66.
I apologize for getting a bit technical (tool nerd!), but this is worth a bit of discussion.First, our Powermatic 66 table saw has been replaced with a newer model by the manufacturer, so we have used some aftermarket items to keep it safe and up to speed.
One of these is the splitter shown above (made by Biesemeyer a number of years ago).But before I get too far I want to point out that this is a splitter, not a riving knife.A splitter mounts behind the saw blade and essentially stay right there.
While the blade moves up and down, the splitter remains in a constant location and the distance between the teeth of the blade band the splitter changes (below), widening when the blade is lower, and reducing the effectiveness of the splitter.
A riving knife is designed to move with the height of the blade and maintain a close clearance distance...