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Forum topic by Robert posted 09-16-2021 12:26 AM 354 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Robert

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09-16-2021 12:26 AM

This is both a question and a heads up.

I purchased the aftermarket throat plate with changeable inserts from Infinity tools, only to find the two rear screws have heads too large to work with the plate.

I can see from the documentation that apparently the screws heads on newer models are larger.

Does anyone know how I can determine the screw size and where I could buy an Allen head pan head screw with a smaller head?

I may give SS a call and see if they can help.

I have a message in to Infinity also, not too confident that can help. The throat plate needs to be redesigned.

-- Everything is a prototype thats why its one of a kind!!


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Fred Hargis

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#1 posted 09-16-2021 09:21 AM

Don’t give up on Infinity yet, I bought one of the original models and had some kind of minor issue and got in touch with them. I don’t remember the problem, but I do remember they were quite responsive and helpful. Later today I’ll take a look at mine and see what i can figure out, but I suspect someone else will have the answer.

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#2 posted 09-16-2021 12:47 PM

I would think Coliflower is aware of the issue. My hope is there is a newer version of the plate available.

If not I’ll go with a couple SS dado inserts I can always make my own, too.

-- Everything is a prototype thats why its one of a kind!!

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#3 posted 09-16-2021 03:48 PM

It was the screw not engaging the slot.

But now the left rear of the plate is proud of the table, even with the screw all the way down.

Guess I can grind off some material.

-- Everything is a prototype thats why its one of a kind!!

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#4 posted 09-16-2021 04:09 PM

Well, this may not be of any use…but here’s what I got. My saw is an ICS bought in 12/14, and the Colliflower was bought the following Jan. Like I said, it’s the original model. The screws in the saw are M6×1.0, and the thread length is 16mm. The head diameter is 10MM. The mating slots in the plate are as follows: the widest width (bottom of the slot) is 16MM. The slot is cut 6.2mm deep, and the height of the t-section (where the screw head fits) is 4.2mm. The heads on my screws are 3.25mm thick (tall). If you think any of this is useful, but it doesn’t make sense…. I can try to sketch it.

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#5 posted 09-16-2021 06:41 PM

Thanks I will compare those specs to my plate. I suppose its always possible there was a milling error, but I’m guessing its CNC so not likely.

The slot thing was my fault, but the issue now is that the plate is not flush on the non-slotted rear side, even when the screw is all the way down. In communication with Colliflower, he’s never seen this as an issue. Will check further when I get home from work. Very responsive, BTW.

-- Everything is a prototype thats why its one of a kind!!

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#6 posted 09-16-2021 10:09 PM

Got the answer. The screw left screw head is too wide to fit up into the recess. The right side slot is fine.
After I turned about .6mm off the head, everything is fine.

Maybe this will be of use to some one buying a more recent model SS.

-- Everything is a prototype thats why its one of a kind!!

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#7 posted 09-17-2021 10:30 AM

Do you think that might have just been some variation in the screw manufacturing process? Or maybe a different batch of screws for the larger one? Regardless, I’m glad you got it resolved.

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#8 posted 09-17-2021 10:57 AM

Maybe, I’m guessing SS simply changed the screws. Who knows it may have been a supply shortage and the got what they could?

On another note, using the insert designated for riving knife, I couldn’t raise the blade b/c the slot for the riving knife wasn’t long enough. I had to raise the front of the plate up, slide the insert toward me a little, raise the blade and slide the insert in

Not a big deal, a little unnerving, used a push stick but at least it’s a SS…… Anyway, I’m off and running now, time to build a prototype overarm DC. As always, your time and help is appreciated.

-- Everything is a prototype thats why its one of a kind!!

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