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Riving Knife won't go down enough.

I want to install a dado set, but when I lower the riving knife to as low as it will go, it's still above the table level by 3/4".

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    rhodge4 Feb 19, 2012

    Never mind. I'm new at this. I figured out the "problem". There isn't one with the saw, it's with the operator. Thanks anyway.

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Ok thank you for reporting that your problem was solved.

Posted on Feb 21, 2012

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