Table Saw Safety
With the popularity of the SawStop table saw a lot of people are paying more attention to table saw safety.
While not everyone is ready to embrace the new technology their research has taught us a lot, such as that kickback dangers can be just as bad as a finger getting cut. A kickback can result in internal injuries such as ruptured organs that left untreated can kill you. All new table saws are now required to have a riving knife which have been the standard for years in Europe. I know everyone just loves their blade guard, but a riving knife moves with the blade and with the kickback pawls, reduces the chance for a kickback and does not obstruct your cut or your view of the work.
It serves as a moving blade guard for your hands, virtually eliminates kickback and replaces conventional push sticks and feather boards. Use it when cutting small pieces down to 1/8″ thick. With the angled handle it naturally pushes your material toward the fence.
By totally covering the saw blade or dado the GRR Ripper reduces the potential for error when something you didn’t plan for happens. That’s why they are called accidents.
Above all else if you are hearing a little voice in the back of your head telling you this might not be a good idea…