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CMWx2

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02-26-2019 04:45 PM

Topic tags/keywords: table saw zero clearance

Has anyone ever tried one of these Zero Clearance Inserts from PeachTree?
https://www.ptreeusa.com/tablesaw_zero_clearance.html


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#1 posted 02-26-2019 08:31 PM

I’ve tried the UHMW plastic one on a General International contractor saw. It warped, and was not all that stiff. Much better to spend the extra for a phenolic one.

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#2 posted 02-26-2019 09:06 PM

Maybe I’m missing it but I don’t see one listed as fitting the 36-725.

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#3 posted 02-26-2019 09:19 PM

I have a couple of the Leecraft ZCIs for my Craftsman 113. I really like them. You’d need the DL-1U I think: https://www.sliversmill.com/product_1356_DL1U_Leecraft_ZeroClearance_Table_Saw_Insert_133_8L_x_33_4W.html

These are available from multiple retailers – I found the best deal on mine at Acme Tools.

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#4 posted 02-26-2019 09:36 PM

I don’t think those inserts will fit the 36-725 if they fit the Delta Unisaw. The 36-725 is unique because of the thin lip and needing cut out spaces for where the leveling adjustment screws are. Those inserts are listed as being a 1/2” thick and the 36-725 where it seats in the cast top is only about an 1/8’ thick.

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#5 posted 02-27-2019 02:12 AM



I don t think those inserts will fit the 36-725 if they fit the Delta Unisaw. The 36-725 is unique because of the thin lip and needing cut out spaces for where the leveling adjustment screws are. Those inserts are listed as being a 1/2” thick and the 36-725 where it seats in the cast top is only about an 1/8 thick.

- WhyMe

You may be right – I don’t have this saw. Was just going off the website description and figured it was the correct one. Might be best to call Slivers Mill or Leecraft (if contact info can be found).

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#6 posted 02-27-2019 02:35 AM

+1 The UHMW versions are not as stable as phenolic versions. Have used them on 2 different table saws for Dado ZCI as they are not as scary when it comes time to cut a large wide opening. I find the unsupported edges near blade opening will sag a little during hot summer months here in AZ.

Really like the weight and durability of LeeCraft phenolic ZCI. Can buy the 12×12 phenoilc sheet and make 3 ZCI for price of one pre-made. Last I looked best price on Leecraft stuff is from Hartvile tool using 15% discount code from another wood working forum I read occasionally.

Cheers!

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#7 posted 02-27-2019 12:53 PM

Which one?
https://www.hartvilletool.com/category/leecraft/1

Mind sharing that code with me? ;o)

Thanks for the info!


+1 The UHMW versions are not as stable as phenolic versions. Have used them on 2 different table saws for Dado ZCI as they are not as scary when it comes time to cut a large wide opening. I find the unsupported edges near blade opening will sag a little during hot summer months here in AZ.

Really like the weight and durability of LeeCraft phenolic ZCI. Can buy the 12×12 phenoilc sheet and make 3 ZCI for price of one pre-made. Last I looked best price on Leecraft stuff is from Hartvile tool using 15% discount code from another wood working forum I read occasionally.

Cheers!

- CaptainKlutz


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#8 posted 02-27-2019 03:27 PM


Which one?
https://www.hartvilletool.com/category/leecraft/1

Mind sharing that code with me? ;o)

Thanks for the info!

- CMWx2

What size is your plate? I don’t own Delta 36-725.

Did you search LJ for answer on ZCI?
https://www.lumberjocks.com/projects/133305
Post #227: https://www.lumberjocks.com/replies/on/2711572/page/5

I use wood.net discount for Hartville. Hartville used to offer private discount codes for registered members of turning clubs. Sweet deal for club, as they send a rebate ‘donation’ check to club at end of year based members annual purchases.

Best Luck.

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#9 posted 02-27-2019 03:38 PM

i just made my own from hardwood,ive never seen any after market ones.

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CMWx2

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#10 posted 02-27-2019 04:09 PM

Any tips or tricks?
What thickness material did you use?
Any Photos?
I wanna attempt it with hardwood first and then maybe change it.


i just made my own from hardwood,ive never seen any after market ones.

- pottz


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#11 posted 02-27-2019 04:39 PM

I modified the regular insert to be ZC. I used 1/2 oak strip and shaped it to fit in the opening from the bottom. Then I drilled a couple of holes in the regular insert to hold the oak in place with countersunk flat head screws. Have a few extra strips if I need to change it out.

When I got my saw, ZCI’s were rare and expensive and I suffer from male pattern cheapness.

-- Sawdust Maker

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#12 posted 02-27-2019 04:41 PM



Any tips or tricks?
What thickness material did you use?
Any Photos?
I wanna attempt it with hardwood first and then maybe change it.

i just made my own from hardwood,ive never seen any after market ones.

- pottz

- CMWx2


yes look at my review it shows the zci i made.the one i made will not allow the blade to fully raise though you will need to remove more material to do that,i just dont need a full rise to do dadoes so i didn’t do that.

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#13 posted 02-27-2019 04:43 PM



I modified the regular insert to be ZC. I used 1/2 oak strip and shaped it to fit in the opening from the bottom. Then I drilled a couple of holes in the regular insert to hold the oak in place with countersunk flat head screws. Have a few extra strips if I need to change it out.

When I got my saw, ZCI s were rare and expensive and I suffer from male pattern cheapness.

- LittleShaver


this is another great way to do it.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#14 posted 02-27-2019 05:14 PM

I contacted Leecraft 4+ years ago and they told me this ZCI for this saw was their next one but it never happened that I can see. Delta makes a ZCI that will work with this but they are pricey. The throat for their 5000 series saws are identical so you can use “36-501 and 36-502 on this saw.

Also checkout LJ thetinman’s reviews and projects related to this saw. Lots of great information including how he added a ZCI to the stock plate.

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