11:16AM | 12/14/04
Member Since: 12/13/04
2 lifetime posts
Hello All,

I just starting out in woodworking and bought a used Makita 2708 table saw. It didn't have a splitter or safety guard so I ordered one from Makita (still waiting for it to arrive). I also went out and bought a new blade for it and at the advice of the salesperson got a thin kerf blade.

Later that evening I was watching a video on table saw techniques and of course most of it focused on safety and the importance of using the guard and splitter etc. Then I started thinking...if the thin kerf blade is thinner than the splitter, would that cause any safety issues or any accuracy issues?

The reason I thought this was becuase, if the splitter is wider (granted by a small fraction of an inch) wouldn't that force the piece being cut into the front edge of the blade?

Please set me straight! Any advice would be much appreciated.



09:23PM | 12/15/04
Member Since: 12/13/04
2 lifetime posts
Hi K2,

Thank you for the reply. I am waiting anxiously for the guard and splitter to arrive! There is much adjusting to be done on this saw...slowly but surely.

Thanks again!


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