GENERAL MANUFACTURING has introduced a riving-knife retrofit kit for its right-tilt (model 350) and left-tilt (model 650) 3-hp cabinet saws. The kit consists of a cast-iron saw-chute assembly, a cast-iron arbor-bracket assembly (with arbor), and a built-in quick-release riving-knife mounting block/receptacle. The kit also contains a riving-style splitter/blade guard assembly with anti-kickback pawls, a separate European-style riving knife, table insert, installation manual and instructional DVD. The retrofit kit retails for $599. Contact: General Manufacturing International Co. Tel: 514-326-1161. www.general.ca
This article originally appeared in the August 2009 issue.