What is a Microjig splitter?

MJ SPLITTERs keep your workpiece tight to the fence and prevents the kerf from pinching the blade. This eliminate binding or burning, and virtually eliminates kickback. They replace the riving knife and easily installs on your table saw’s zero clearance insert. Christopher Schwartz, Popular Woodworking.

What is a thin kerf saw blade?

What Is a Thin Kerf Saw Blade? A thin kerf saw blade is a saw blade with carbide teeth that are 3/32 inches wide. This thinness allows for less wasted wood and less sawdust. Thin kerf blades are best used with thin-strip ripping projects and will rip your wood to the exact width needed.

What is a riving knife for on a table saw?

A riving knife is a safety device installed on a table saw, circular saw, or radial arm saw used for woodworking. Attached to the saw’s arbor, it is fixed relative to the blade and moves with it as blade depth is adjusted.

When should you not use a riving knife?

When to Remove the Riving Knife But there are times when you simply must remove the riving knife, or when it is inappropriate to use one. A good example is when using a stacked dado blade to cut a dado or a rabbet. Because this type of blade does not create a through cut, a riving knife would serve no purpose.

Can you get kickback with a riving knife?

If you get board with some funky grain or a knot it could easily still bind up on the blade and kickback even with a riving knife. A riving knife is a great feature and will prevent most kickbacks, but you still need to use proper technique and not stand directly behind the blade because it can still happen.

How deep should kerf cuts be?

For plywood, the general rule is to cut deep enough so you just barely score the second ply (the layer under the face veneer), see photo (C). And for Masonite, the kerf depth should be about one-half (or a little more) of the thickness of the material, see photo (D).

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