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re attaching the riving knife to dewalt dw743

Discussion in 'Tools and Materials' started by nicmarshall, 13 Dec 2011.

  1. nicmarshall

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    howdy all,

    i just got me a dewalt 743 and its AWESOME! however its second hand and the previous owner took of all the safety stuff including the riving knife.

    Just bought a new riving knife and figured i could get the bolts and whatnot it needs for attachment elsewhere. However i havent the foggiest of how to put it back on properly. If anyone owns a dewalt 743 can they take some photos of their riving knife fixing? With maybe some instructions?

    cheers
    Nic
     
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    Have a look here. Picture A2 seems to show the riving knife storage. Dunno if it stays there then somehow slips into position when you flip it over though (highly unlikely I'd have thought)

    http://service.dewalt.co.uk/PDMSDocuments/EU/Docs//docpdf/dw743n_ty2_uk_md09.pdf

    EDIT, further down there are full instructions for setting it up in table saw mode , including setting the riving knife. ;) ;) ;) ;)

    Save it to your computer and print it off. Easy as it's a pdf page. ;) ;)
     
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    Long time back I used to have a DW742 - almost identical model apart from switchgear. The riving knife is held in place by a Bristol key (locking handle) and one or two spacers. To go from exposed to retracted you have to undo the locking handle, pull the riving knife across so that it is eside the blade then flip it up into the blade guard and relock. It rests against something in the guard. Might not have the full details, but that's how it works, more or less - and is why some numpties take the riving knife off I suppose
     
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    Who's a naughty boy, then? ;)
     
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    Sounds a bit like Our Norm off "This Old House."
    Guards removed for photographic purposes.
    Yeah right.
    Nice for cutting straight grooves in timber though. ;) ;) ;)
     
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    ssshhh :D ;)
     
  10. nicmarshall

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    thanks for the help you guys, I'll try to buy the spacers and key in screwfix or somewhere like it. Dont want to be buying it from dewalt spares; £1 for a washer!

    Ill be back if need exact info on the spacers etc.
     
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