Zero Clearance Insert Question

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Forum topic by Seapep posted 02-06-2017 02:35 PM 476 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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02-06-2017 02:35 PM

Hi folks,

First time posting here and fairly new to woodworking. My question is this I am hearing and reading a lot about zero clearance inserts for the table saw and was wondering if this could be done on mine. It is a 10” master craft saw (budget restrictions) but the insert I have is somewhat of a rectangle

Thanks for any help or guidance.


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#1 posted 02-06-2017 03:02 PM

You should be able to, in fact yours will be easier than most that have rounded ends.

You don’t want it to flex so make the insert at least 3/8” thick of solid wood. You can use the manufacturer’s insert with a pattern bit.

You may have to cut a few notches or rabbet the sides to fit.

An make at least a half dozen of them for angled cuts, dado’s etc.

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