Right Way to Pronounce Riving (Knife)?
Issue: Issue 296
Posted Date: 3/6/2012
For quite a few years now, we've
been reading about riving knives on table saws, and they are
undoubtedly a great safety device that has long been a standard
feature on European table saws. My question is not about the
performance or function of the riving knife but: how the heck
do you pronounce that word! Is "riving" supposed to
rhyme with "living" or "diving"? - John Cusimano
Tim Inman: Easy - you say it
just like you say, "Tomato."
Chris Marshall: According
to Webster, the latter word rhyme is correct. Maybe the shark-fin
shape of many riving knives will make the diving/riving rhyme easier