A good product for a craftsman .113

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Review by Tedstor posted 08-05-2012 12:35 AM 4028 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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A won’t go too in-deepth here. Its a pretty simple product and it works well. The insert has 4 leveling screws to adjust flush with the table top. It also has adjustable screws in the top/side to prevent any lateral movement (see pic). The insert actually fit pretty well out of the box. After about 2 minutes worth of adjustments, it was dead-on. Seems to be good quality and I have no reason to think it won’t last for years. I’ll probably buy two more for dado and thicker, crosscut blade kerfs.

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#1 posted 08-05-2012 04:42 AM

Thanks for bringing this product up. I was making my own ZCI and was never really happy. Tried these and will never look back. Easy to adjust is what sells me. You have reminded me to order another…

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#2 posted 08-05-2012 11:14 PM

Hmmm, I’m going to order one of these.

Lots of people say “you’re a woodworker, make your own zero inserts”, but I find making them extremely boring. I would rather buy one, slide it in, and get to work.

Thanks for the heads up/ review of this product.

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#3 posted 08-06-2012 11:59 AM

Great review. I have used these on two different saws and they are amazing. I used to make my own but no more. I had made nice ones out of wood but the seasonal changes with the wood made them either to tight or too loose….these fit perfect all the time!

-- Jeff , Wisconsin Please...can I stay in the basement a little longer, please!

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#4 posted 08-06-2012 04:35 PM

So, who sells it and how much?

I know the Craftsman 113 insert plates are a real pain to make. It really doesn’t help when the 10” blade woulnd go farther down. The leveling screws are a must.

-- I'll be a woodworker when I grow up. HHHOPKS

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#5 posted 08-06-2012 07:45 PM

+1 Works Great!

-- Roger

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#6 posted 08-08-2012 02:10 AM

I purchased one of these at Woodcraft to use as a template for other ZCIs, and will ultimately use it for my main thin kerf blade. Nice to know I purchased a great off-the-shelf ZCI.

-- Making sawdust and memories through woodworking.

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