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DIY Universal Zero Clearance Inserts for Table Saw

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Blog entry by CrazyRussianWoodShop posted 10-30-2016 03:32 AM 1289 reads 6 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So, the idea is simple—you make one main insert that perfectly fits your table saw with the wide dovetailed slot where the small interchangeable inserts (for all your blades/dados/different angles) slide in…

Here is the video of the process (3 min.): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2u1xGV1NyJg

Be safe and happy woodworking!

Michael Makarevich

-- Michael Makarevich (CrazyRussianWoodShop): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYNOkVS7B5_6A3GgNq7TtrQ



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#1 posted 10-30-2016 06:32 AM

Nice idea.

-- Don K, (Houghton, Michigan)

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#2 posted 10-31-2016 12:29 AM



Nice idea.

- Combo Prof


Thanks, Don! I can’t take the credit for the idea though. I saw similar universal inserts sold by Infinity Tools.

-- Michael Makarevich (CrazyRussianWoodShop): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYNOkVS7B5_6A3GgNq7TtrQ

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#3 posted 10-31-2016 01:15 AM

A good solution!

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#4 posted 11-01-2016 05:12 PM

Unfortunately my TS insert is only 1/4” thick.

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#5 posted 11-01-2016 05:32 PM

Made one for my Shopsmith. Not quite the same. My insert is held in place by screws, so I had to drill the replaceable piece to accommodate them.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#6 posted 11-01-2016 07:49 PM


Unfortunately my TS insert is only 1/4” thick.

- dschlic1

I dado a 1/4” lip on the the insert so that it fits into THE slot.

-- Don K, (Houghton, Michigan)

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#7 posted 11-01-2016 07:50 PM



Unfortunately my TS insert is only 1/4” thick.

- dschlic1

so you dado a 1/4” lip on the blank to be inserted so that it fits into your slot.

-- Don K, (Houghton, Michigan)

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#8 posted 11-01-2016 08:33 PM

Looks like a great idea—I like the removable inserts!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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