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Review And How To Install A Bosch # TS1005 Zero Clearance Plate on a #4100 TableSaw

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Blog entry by James E McIntyre posted 11-02-2021 09:22 PM 1720 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch


I searched everywhere for a how to install the Bosch # TS1005 zero clearance insert plate video or tutorial and couldn’t find one. I needed a zero insert plate so I’m doing my own How To Install it, and Review on this this plate.

I usually make my own insert plates but was out of the material needed to make one. This insert plate was cheaper than the material I needed to make one.

First unplug your saw and clean out the throat. In this view you can see the threaded holes for the hold down screws

Lower the riving knife to its lowest position.

Use your dust mask and ear and eye protection and turn on your dust collector while cutting through the plate.

Lower the blade to its lowest position and screw in the four hold down screws that come with the kit. I like this feature. No clamping a piece of lumber over the plate.

Plug in you saw and turn it on. Slowly start rising the blade.





Slowly rise the blade until it’s in it’s highest position and while it’s running lower it back down and turn the saw off.

There will be a little melted plastic on top which I scraped off with a sharpened scraper.

Remove the hold down screws.


Level the plate with the the four leveling set screws.

Here I’m getting ready to make a test cut on a piece of oak.

The cut came out perfect with no tear out at all.

In conclusion:

Easy to install.

Affordable at $ 5.05 at HD.

While cutting the oak it had little or no chatter.

The quality of this insert could have been better and the product could have been built more robust.

It’s performance far exceeded my expectations.

Because of it’s affordably and the quality of the cut I got, I have to give the Bosch # TS1005, 5 Stars.

I’ll keep cutting with it and if my opinion changes I’ll post it here.

Thanks for visiting.

-- James E McIntyre



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#1 posted 11-02-2021 10:21 PM

Nice James!

That is a decent enough price. I had bought a ZCI for my Unisaw some years ago and still have yet to install it (I also make my own). The thing cost near $20 so I can’t bear to “waste” it.

When cutting the initial slot, I’ll usually raise the blade just high enough to cut 3/4” stock. I leave the uncut portion for when I really need a fresh insert. I can just bump up the blade a bit and get into a fresh section.

When using a ZCI, after many cuts with the typical slight blade deflections, the business end of the slot gets widened a tad. This helps, even if just a little. When I really do need a full height blade, I’ll swap in a previously maxed out ZCI.

Am I OCD? no, never! 8^)

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#2 posted 11-02-2021 10:33 PM



Nice James!

That is a decent enough price. I had bought a ZCI for my Unisaw some years ago and still have yet to install it (I also make my own). The thing cost near $20 so I can t bear to “waste” it.

When cutting the initial slot, I ll usually raise the blade just high enough to cut 3/4” stock. I leave the uncut portion for when I really need a fresh insert. I can just bump up the blade a bit and get into a fresh section.

When using a ZCI, after many cuts with the typical slight blade deflections, the business end of the slot gets widened a tad. This helps, even if just a little. When I really do need a full height blade, I ll swap in a previously maxed out ZCI.

Am I OCD? no, never! 8^)

- splintergroup

Great idea Splinter.
This blade is an Infinity thin kerf blade approx 3/32”. I have another insert that I use a full kerf on.

Then there’s the dado. Then there’s the 45 degree one ect. It never ends does it.

-- James E McIntyre

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#3 posted 11-03-2021 06:21 PM


Then there’s the dado. Then there’s the 45 degree one ect. It never ends does it.

- James E McIntyre

No, no it doesn’t 8^)

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#4 posted 11-03-2021 06:28 PM

That a great box setup you got there.

-- James E McIntyre

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#5 posted 11-03-2021 08:38 PM

Sorry, my first sideways picture (forgot to rotate it 8^)

Waiting for the Duckster to quack in…...

That is my lower drawer on my TS side cabinet. Biggest group of inserts are for angled cuts.

Still pondering the making of a plate alumunum insert since my biggest issue is the wood plates warping. Only a few 0.001ths gets my goat!

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#6 posted 11-04-2021 12:31 AM

Hadn’t noticed your photo was in the wrong direction. Works that way too.

I crop my photos a tiny bit and that works for me.

An aluminum insert would work. It’s easy to tap back into flat and won’t warp, unless your wife bakes a fish in it. :-)

Yes I do enjoy The Black Duck dipping his beak into the swamp. Lol

-- James E McIntyre

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#7 posted 11-05-2021 12:44 AM

Very Nice James.

-- Cal, South Carolina,USMC

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#8 posted 11-05-2021 04:02 PM

Thanks Calvi

-- James E McIntyre

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