I would like to keep my riving knife in place at all times, and come up with a design that would allow me to use the factory supplied blade guard and anti-kickback fingers at the same time (less the splitter).
I am thinking I could come up with a design that would essentially make the riving knife a splitter, and use a linkage mounted from the ceiling to hold the blade guard and anti-kick back fingers, in a way that would cause the fingers to dig in and the blade guard to be driven downwards, should a situation occur where the fingers cause the guard assembly to be driven back towards the operator.
Has anyone done this? I have not thought it out completely, and thought I would ask rather than spend time pursuing a mindless idea.
Thanks for any guidance!