Advice about use of tenoning jig
I am considering adding a benchtop mortiser (Delta or Jet) or a Mortise Pal to the shop this spring, and getting a Grizzly tenoning jig. I haven't decided how to go with the mortiser, and suggestions about that are invited.
I would like input on something I saw in the Grizzly manual; they say it's important to use a riving knife when doing the cheek cuts, to avoid kickback. My TS3650 doesn't have a riving knife, and I'm wondering whether this is a serious issue. I wouldn't expect to be cutting tenons in stock wider than 4" or thicker than 1", nor would I expect cheek cuts more than 1.5".
The optimist says the glass is half full.
The pessimist says it's half empty.
I say the glass is twice as big as it needs to be.