simple zero clearance for unconventional saw

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Project by drewpy posted 07-31-2015 03:56 PM 1825 views 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My simple table saw’s insert plate is unconventional from what I have seen. I needed to make thin cut’s and had to come up with something. Well, here it is.

I just used 1/8 BB plywood. This is what would fit in the “shelf” around the perimeter (See second picture). I doubled it up where I could and added a arm in the back to fit into the grove to hold that part down and keep it steady. For the front I just tapped into the aluminum and inserted a screw. The metal plate had a spring clip. I put it on the left side because that part will never have stock on it – at least with my current abilities/projects.

It’s sturdy, was quick to make and stays put. Couple of coats of shellac and then some wax and the job was done.

-- Drew -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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#1 posted 07-31-2015 05:45 PM

Looking at your other projects this is one simple but essential item.
Your saw may be unconventional but your projects are exceptional.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#2 posted 07-31-2015 06:36 PM

Gotta do what ya gotta do… And you did it well.

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#3 posted 07-31-2015 06:40 PM

Thanks exelectrician – Right back at you with the compliment. One day I hope to have a shop like yours.

-- Drew -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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Dave Rutan

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#4 posted 08-02-2015 01:41 AM

From the photos I think you and I have the same saw. I solved this problem in a different way, but I may try yours as it would let me have a few extra inserts lined up for when they wear out.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#5 posted 08-14-2015 09:18 PM

Looks like it was Made for it.

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