Zero Clearance Table Saw Insert

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Project by chucko posted 04-08-2011 12:48 PM 3259 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Zero Clearance Table Saw Insert, Cut On a CNC Machine.

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 04-08-2011 02:14 PM

Nice useful project. Did you make the CNC machine, too?

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#2 posted 04-08-2011 03:37 PM

What is the material you used on the dust shoe and where did you get it?

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#3 posted 04-08-2011 04:41 PM

What a great idea. I use the metal insert that came with my table saw as a pattern to make mine using a pattern bit. But then I have to route out all these little cavities for the underside. It would be sweet if I had all that programmed for a CNC machine.

Does this work as-is for you? You don’t have any weird metal tabs sticking out under your table that require additional cutouts routed into the bottom?

Did you consider routing in a slot for a splitter? How about a finger hole? I always drill a 3/4 hole in the front to pull up the insert.

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#4 posted 04-08-2011 05:11 PM

It’s always a good idea to have plenty of ZCIs on hand for the different blades, dados, etc.

I think you need to include more information when you post a project.

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#5 posted 04-09-2011 12:09 PM

Hey Chucko! I’m thinking with you may have stumbled into a nice little money making idea here! With a CNC you could mass produce these once you have the setup inputted to your system…..

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