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  • markelkar
    Handtools only
    • Dec 2023
    • 2
    • Murrieta, Ca.
    • Ryobi BT3000

    BT3000 Riving Knife

    Does anyone have info on anyone making and selling Riving Knives for the BT3000. I apologize if this issue has been covered in previous posts but I am new to this forum. Appreciate any help or pointing me in the direction of any after market options.
  • LCHIEN
    Internet Fact Checker
    • Dec 2002
    • 21101
    • Katy, TX, USA.
    • BT3000 vintage 1999

    #2
    Welcome to the SawDustZone.

    Here is a PDF you can print 100% scale for correct template.
    The usual build is mild steel thinner than the kerf of the blade. If you are using a .100" or 3/32" Kerf blade then 0.093" or 0.090" mild steel is recommended.
    Aluminum can work, quite well, too.

    Any questions, ask.
    Attached Files
    Last edited by LCHIEN; 12-13-2023, 06:11 PM.
    Loring in Katy, TX USA
    If your only tool is a hammer, you tend to treat all problems as if they were nails.
    BT3 FAQ - https://www.sawdustzone.org/forum/di...sked-questions

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      Thank you for your help
  • LCHIEN
    Internet Fact Checker
    • Dec 2002
    • 21101
    • Katy, TX, USA.
    • BT3000 vintage 1999

    #3
    Here's 1 more files I found. THis one has points for attachment of the Sharkguard to the top
    Attached Files
    Loring in Katy, TX USA
    If your only tool is a hammer, you tend to treat all problems as if they were nails.
    BT3 FAQ - https://www.sawdustzone.org/forum/di...sked-questions

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  • Black walnut
    Administrator
    • Aug 2015
    • 5453
    • BT3K

    #4
    You may be able to purchase one from thesharkguard.com. While you are there look at their excellent blade guards. The founder of that small business was one of the first 100 members of the beginnings of where our forum started and was a long time moderator. I believe his son is running the business since Lee's passing some time ago.
    just another brick in the wall...

    Boycott McAfee. They placed an unresponsive popup on my pc.

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    • dbhost

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      I was not aware of Lees passing. That stinks. I sort of figured he got tied up with the business... RIP Lee!

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  • LCHIEN
    Internet Fact Checker
    • Dec 2002
    • 21101
    • Katy, TX, USA.
    • BT3000 vintage 1999

    #5
    The link to the sharkguard riving knife page is here.

    https://www.thesharkguard.com/produc...and-splitters/

    I think I enquired a couple of years back, the riving knife for the BT3x saws ran about $65 which is showing as the minimum price, but you can get one custom made for the kerf of your blade.

    Not cheap but if you can't scare up the sheet metal and cut it and drill it then it might be worth it.
    Loring in Katy, TX USA
    If your only tool is a hammer, you tend to treat all problems as if they were nails.
    BT3 FAQ - https://www.sawdustzone.org/forum/di...sked-questions

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    • Dedpedal
      Established Member
      • Feb 2020
      • 255
      • Palm Coast Florida
      • One BT3000 in use and one for parts. Plus a BT3100

      #6
      I recently picked up a 4th BT 3000 with a ton of extra parts and accessories. I found a support for the blade guard that I plan to use as a riving knife.

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      • markelkar
        Handtools only
        • Dec 2023
        • 2
        • Murrieta, Ca.
        • Ryobi BT3000

        #7
        Thank you to everyone for your help, I purchased one from Sharkguard for 65.00. It was a tough cost benefit analysis but since it will help get some more years of use on my BT3000, It was most likely worth it as I do enjoy the saw overall. Also the price is fair for the riving knife even if it is a third of what I originally paid for the saw.

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        • LCHIEN
          Internet Fact Checker
          • Dec 2002
          • 21101
          • Katy, TX, USA.
          • BT3000 vintage 1999

          #8
          Glad you got what you needed and wanted and will enjoy your saw.
          Loring in Katy, TX USA
          If your only tool is a hammer, you tend to treat all problems as if they were nails.
          BT3 FAQ - https://www.sawdustzone.org/forum/di...sked-questions

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          • jlmeredith
            Forum Newbie
            • Jan 2012
            • 13
            • Denver, CO
            • Ryobi BT3000

            #9
            I am curious if simply modifying the splitter is a reasonable option? I have removed the blade guard completely from the splitter and using the pattern in this convo, I can just modify the current splitter to be the right size and shape. Eventually, I would love to have a Shark, but for now, I think this should work well. Thoughts?
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            Jamie
            Madison, TN
            http://tmgstudio.com

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            • LCHIEN
              Internet Fact Checker
              • Dec 2002
              • 21101
              • Katy, TX, USA.
              • BT3000 vintage 1999

              #10
              Sure, no reason that can't work, just that you can't go back once cut down.
              Loring in Katy, TX USA
              If your only tool is a hammer, you tend to treat all problems as if they were nails.
              BT3 FAQ - https://www.sawdustzone.org/forum/di...sked-questions

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