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ZCI Inserts #1: MDF and Garolite

03-25-2014 04:10 AM by Jason Peabody | 6 comments »

Thought I’d post a few pics of the latest incarnation of ZCI that I made for my Craftsman 113 series table saw. These saws are a little frustrating for someone looking to make his own ZCIs, since it is necessary to rabbet a very thin lip (3/32”) around the outside of the insert for it to rest flush against the table. This is in contrast to most saws nowadays, which use inserts that are simply like extrusions of a basic 2-D shape, easily duplicated with a straight router bit and guide bearing. I at first tried using plywood for the insert, but I did not have a piece whose flatness could rival that of the steel table of the saw. Perhaps if I’d gotten some baltic birch I...

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