The NSA denied my Gub’ment Security Clearance….
So, I now have Zero-Clearance!!!
I’ve had my C’man 113 Contractor TS for a while now. I never bothered making Zero-Clearance inserts. There was no point, my skills do not warrant such attention to cut quality. Plus, I was using the cr@ppy used blades that came with the purchase of the used saw. That is until I recently upgraded. I went with the Irwin Marples line of blades, Rip, Crosscut & Combination. Not necessarily premium blades, but better than I had.
Now that I had “decent” blades it was time to decommission the OEM metal insert and tighten things up around the blade. I had some scrap 1/2” Birch ply, from that Big Blue Box store, that I used. Definitely not an artsy build, but a necessary one. Pretty simple build, as most already know…
Pattern Routing the Blanks:
Then I rabbeted the underside at the router table, used a forstner bit & a round over bit, for the finger hole.
My feeble mind forgot to take pictures….
I did scratch my head for a while. NO! Not because of dandruff!!!
Coming up with the rear hold down perplexed me for a moment or two.
Rear Hold Down Solution:
Pre-install Routed Underside Blade Clearance:
Installed Insert, Minus Clearance Slot:
Time to Raise the Bar, err Blade!!!:
Less is More, When it comes to blade clearance!!!
I now have 4 inserts, one for each blade and one for the Dado Stack.
I do need to apply wax and do the clearance cuts….
The Whole Famn Damily!!!
I do have an issue with the insert & blade upgrades….
My poor skills have yet another excuse removed!!!
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Remember, the NSA is watching!!!
Thanks for looking in….
-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow!