Reply by jmos

  • Advertise with us

Posted on Zero Clearance Insert

View jmos's profile


917 posts in 2971 days

#1 posted 05-30-2012 05:41 PM

As long as the dado blade has the same kerf as the blade you plan on using it should work. If the kerf is bigger you’ll end up with some portion of the insert that is positive clearance rather than zero clearance, and if it is narrower you won’t cut through enough to get your main blade in the opening.

I would still plan on clamping the insert down when you cut the kerf. If you just set it on the saw and raise the blade, there’s a really good chance the insert will lift up and be thrown with significant force. Don’t get hurt!

-- John

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics