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Forum topic by Karda posted 08-06-2021 11:22 PM 1197 views 0 times favorited 69 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-06-2021 11:22 PM

Hi, I want to start segmented turning and am looking at what I need to do and what i have. My table saw is not that good but I hope good enough but one deficiency is a zero clearance insert can’t be made for it. Is there a safe way to make the wedge that directs the cut segment away from the blade. Here is a picture of my insert


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#1 posted 08-06-2021 11:48 PM

You can make a zero clearance insert for that saw… but for wedges, you should be using a sled, so it’s not necessary.

Cheers,
Brad

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#2 posted 08-06-2021 11:52 PM

You don’t need a zero clearance throat plate to cut segments. You need to make a sled for cutting the segments. Search YouTube for making segmented bowls.
Here’s a link. https://youtu.be/xaEHetjBqio

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#3 posted 08-07-2021 12:01 AM

thats a different sled that i have seen the ones I have seen stop at the blade, and a zero clearance inset with a wedge is used. I was hoping to find a sled like that one thanks Mike

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#4 posted 08-07-2021 12:02 AM

brad how can I make a zero clearance insert for that saw, there is no support on the left side of the saw.

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#5 posted 08-07-2021 12:09 AM

I have a sled like the one I linked except I integrated the sloped strip on to the sled so it slides with the sled.

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#6 posted 08-07-2021 12:15 AM

Here is my sled.

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#7 posted 08-07-2021 12:31 AM

brad how can I make a zero clearance insert for that saw, there is no support on the left side of the saw.
- Karda

I believe we went through this a while back… my cheap C-man plastic screamer is similar to yours, and I made inserts out of tempered hardboard with one or two reinforcement ribs on the bottom to prevent flex.

As for using the sled; unless you have one like in the video that spans both sides of the blade, most sit on the left side of your blade, and the right side of the blade appears to be as close to the insert as you can get – so I’m not sure what it is that you are worrying about. A zero clearance insert would not get you any benefit in that situation IMO.

Cheers,
Brad

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#8 posted 08-07-2021 01:45 AM

I need the insert to hold the wedge but not needed for this if i make a 2 sided sled. I don’t see any way of making a zero clearance insert without having somebody weld supports to the left side of the blade. I can’t afford to do that and I don’t weld

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#9 posted 08-07-2021 03:15 AM

I don’t see any way of making a zero clearance insert without having somebody weld supports to the left side of the blade.

You don’t have to have support on the left side. The cut for the blade does not need to (and couldn’t) extend all the way from front to back of the opening, so those front and rear sections hold up the non-supported left side. I agree it’s a PITA poor design, but it is possible.

Cheers,
Brad

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#10 posted 08-07-2021 04:05 AM

ok thanks I’ll see what can do

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#11 posted 08-08-2021 03:13 PM

Here’s a zero-clearance throat plate that might work for you: https://youtu.be/JLF0upuSySA

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#12 posted 08-08-2021 07:26 PM

how do you fasten it to the saw

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#13 posted 08-08-2021 08:02 PM

how do you fasten it to the saw
- Karda

What I saw in that video was a ‘wedge’ that directs the cut off pieces away from the blade, exactly as you originally indicated you were looking for. Since it’s temporary, just stick it on top of your existing insert with some double sided tape or hot glue.

I honestly don’t see any problem with your setup, particularly if you make a sled. Have you actually tried to make the wedges, or are you just speculating on problems that may or may not exist?

Cheers,
Brad

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#14 posted 08-08-2021 08:39 PM

how do you fasten it to the saw

- Karda

How would I know? Double-faced tape?

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#15 posted 08-08-2021 09:42 PM

i haven’t actually made a sled yet, as I said earlier i want to make sure I can do it before i spend a lot in materials and not having a zero clearance inset has created problems before. This saw creates problems, its junk but its what I have. As far as equipment go i don’t think it will be a problem, any obstacle from now on is the math involved. I am ok with 2 +2 but beyond that its a struggle

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