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OldBull

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09-11-2020 05:01 PM

I purchased 2 through etsy and just wanted to say this seems to be an old school company. They sent a letter with the plates, description of plate and MDF characteristics. They fit very tight and include some intructions. The whole process felt personal and the response, packaging and product professional.


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Thorbjorn88

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#1 posted 09-11-2020 05:07 PM

Good tip, making inserts for this saw is kind of a pain.

-- Dave

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#2 posted 09-13-2020 01:09 AM

I personally think this deserves a worthy shout-out under the Review topic… I think it covers both items and suppliers.

Nice to hear good service/products be acknowledged!

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#3 posted 09-18-2020 02:32 AM

Thank you OldBull. I am the owner of the Etsy shop you purchased the inserts from. I am just a guy doing this as a hobby, and certainly not an old school company, although I appreciate the kind words and the comparison to that kind of company.

-Wayne

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SMP

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#4 posted 09-18-2020 02:34 AM

Interesting, i need 2 or 3 myself and i don’t have time to make them.

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#5 posted 09-18-2020 09:48 AM

Wayne,

Nice work! Also welcome to Lumber Jocks.

-- Petey

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Dom63

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#6 posted 09-18-2020 10:22 AM

I just ordered one, Waiting for it to get here.
They look very well made and detailed.

-- Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die tomorro

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ibewjon

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#7 posted 09-18-2020 12:31 PM

Are inserts available for the old DeWalt 746 table saw?

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KC57

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#8 posted 10-02-2020 07:39 PM

I live in Florida and the humidity usually gets’ to MDF eventually even in an air-conditioned space. Any issues concerning this? Thanks!

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Lazyman

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#9 posted 10-02-2020 09:42 PM

I would put a coat of poly or spray lacquer on the MDF to extend its Florida life. A coat of past wax will make it more slippery too.

Those look like well made ZCIs. They should also work for a dado insert as well. A little pricey IMO, but I guess the shipping is included. I’ve made a few by hand over the years with some 1/2” plywood but I never added the slot for the riving knife. I had actually purchased the Delta ZCI but never used it because it left a gaping hole on either side of the riving knife so was pretty useless, since the main reason I use a ZCI is to prevent thin strips from falling into the saw. A few weeks ago I finally made a quick and dirty ZCI with my CNC machine that replaces the flawed one in the Delta insert by borrowing LJ thetinman ZCI approach that fits into the standard insert.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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#10 posted 10-02-2020 10:16 PM



... I had actually purchased the Delta ZCI but never used it because it left a gaping hole on either side of the riving knife…
- Lazyman

Not what should be classified as a ZCI...

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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Lazyman

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#11 posted 10-03-2020 01:48 AM

LOL. The zero clearance was only in the front half of the blade. It must have been designed by someone who had never used a table saw and didn’t know what a ZCI is for.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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SMP

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#12 posted 10-03-2020 02:28 AM



LOL. The zero clearance was only in the front half of the blade. It must have been designed by someone who had never used a table saw and didn t know what a ZCI is for.

- Lazyman

Half the benefit of ZCI for only double the price! What a deal

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LittleBlackDuck

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#13 posted 10-03-2020 03:05 AM


LOL. The zero clearance was only in the front half of the blade. It must have been designed by someone who had never used a table saw and didn t know what a ZCI is for.

- Lazyman

Half the benefit of ZCI for only double the price! What a deal

- SMP


Front half of a ZCI,

is better than a riving knife without a tablesaw…

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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Lazyman

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#14 posted 10-06-2020 02:46 AM

I was cleaning out some photos on my phone and realized that I took some pictures off my CNC made ZCI that I made to turn the half ZCI into.a full ZCI so I though I’d share in case anyone is interested. This would work on the standard plate but you would have to drill and countersink mounting holes. Maybe I should open an Etsy store. I’m also thinking about 3D printing a dado ZCI to see how well that would work.



-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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LittleBlackDuck

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#15 posted 10-06-2020 06:36 AM

I was cleaning out some photos on my phone and realized that I took some pictures off my CNC made ZCI that I made to turn the half ZCI into.a full ZCI so I though I’d share in case anyone is interested…
- Lazyman

Brilliant idea! Personally you should do a blog on this Lazyman, don’t be lazy!

For those “without”, sounds like a great concept to also add a splitter for people hesitant in making a shop-made ZCI.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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