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Forum topic by mariva57 posted 08-21-2013 07:26 PM 3139 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-21-2013 07:26 PM

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I bought a band saw Makita LB 1200 F, I noticed
that the plastic insert is not at the level of the work plan in cast iron, but is below about 4-5/10 of mm, this is normal

All that I have a problem when I have to cut some small pieces, so I use a tablet of 10 mm MDF
to the plan.

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#1 posted 08-21-2013 07:34 PM

yes, it is normal on many saws. you definitely don’t want it above the table. you can shim it if you want to level it with the table, or put a secondary surface on the table as a zero clearance work surface like you pictured.

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#2 posted 08-21-2013 09:18 PM

The table insert is level with the top of the table. “If the insert is too high at the entry side, the job will catch as you push it towards the blade. If the insert is too low it will catch on the table as it leaves the area of the blade. “

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