Zero Clearance Insert

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Project by scrapbmxrider16 posted 11-19-2013 03:26 AM 2629 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Getting ready to make some new projects and needed a zero clearance insert for my saw. Ripped some 3/16 hard board to width then cut to length. Used a jigsaw to rough in the curves then hand sanded to fit. Found out I really need a 12” disc sander the hard way today. I added a strip of 3/4” pine that was about 2” thick for some added strength. Recessed all the screw holes. Only thing not done was the finger hole as my dad is bring me a drill press this weekend. Pretty happy with it.

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#1 posted 11-19-2013 03:34 AM

Great job…you will love it even more having made it yourself!

-- Jim Pyle, Woodgravers, belfair, WA,

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#2 posted 11-19-2013 05:00 AM

Good job.

-- The common man thinks. The wise man is silent. The stupid man discusses.

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#3 posted 11-19-2013 04:29 PM

very nice. I have the same craftsman saw and made the same insert. I need to add an additional support like you did. I noticed when ripping thin stock, the hardboard flexes a bit close to the blade.


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#4 posted 11-20-2013 06:12 PM

I have a saw with a similar plate, check out my fix

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-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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