Jigs and Such #4: True ZCI for my Table Saw

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Blog entry by Chris Moellering posted 02-17-2013 07:47 PM 2819 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I had previously made a proof-of-concept semi-zero-clearance-insert for my table saw. (Yes, partial-zero-clearance makes about much sense as partial zero-emission which I have seen on several vehicles lately. Seriously? My car is zero-emission most of the time, because it’s not running…but I digress.)

The other day I decided to get down to doing a “real one.” Same basic method as the previous one. I finally concurred the cut-through by using a smaller blade from my circular saw to pilot it out enough, then change to my 10” blade and complete the cut. A bit tedious, but it worked.

Now the funky metal insert is sitting in a drawer in my toolbox.

-- Grace & peace, Chris+

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#1 posted 04-08-2013 07:38 PM

Chris, this is great… I will be making one (or some) of these. I didn’t think with the odd castings in the table opening that something could be made like this. This should be much more rigid than the standard one when cutting grooves and such in longer stock with a dado set. Thanks for sharing!

-- JP

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#2 posted 03-18-2014 08:03 AM

I just bought this saw myself. I read your other post on making your first zci for this. Any tips on making your true zci? Heck I might even pay to have you make one and ship it for me !

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