From the first time I ever used a table saw (1953/4), have never used one. In fact took the one off my present saw the day I got it home (bought new). But I do not recommend you try that. I have more experience, and am very, very, careful. Never had an accident on one. But you likely would if you tried it.I bough a used 4000 and the owner had 'lost' the guard/riving knife combo. I don't care about the guard part but I'd like to find a riving knife that will fit the saw. I've seen YouTube videos on fabrication of one but this is beyond my tools that I have.
Does anyone have an idea.