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Shop stuff #40: ZCI for the Bosch Glide Mitre

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Blog entry by JimDaddyO posted 02-26-2016 11:31 PM 1021 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Not quite happy with the insert provided by Bosch, I decided to build my own. It is a pretty common thing on most mitre saws and should help give a nicer cut. Of course, I kept the original in case I have to tilt it over on the bevel adjustment. This will handle everything else. I rarely use the bevel anyway. I just stick to mitres and straight cuts for the most part.

I am still getting accustomed to Lightworks. It is much more powerful than what I need, but I am getting some of my routine tasks down and getting more comfortable with it. This time I decided to add some music.

It is quite hard for me to decide on what to use for music. There are some good ones out there, but not long enough. I tend to go for something with acoustic guitar in it. I guess that comes from my love of the instrument. Some, I find, say it is acoustic guitar, but is more keyboard than anything else. This leaves me on a quest that can last for hours to find what I want. Your ears can get tired by then. Fortunately, YT has a bunch and you can mark favourites.

So, today is my birthday, so I guess this is my birthday gift to you.


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#1 posted 02-27-2016 11:45 AM

Hi Jim. I own this saw too and have yet to take the time to make a ZCI. I’d like to say your video inspired me to jump on it but that’s not likely. I’ll get to it some day. I have to comment that I appreciate the fact that you show the test installation being just slightly too thick, with the need to do another pass on the thickness planer. That’s what would happen to me for sure!

Question: You took such precise measurements, couldn’t you use the removed inserts as a hole-drilling template instead of having to reinstall the screws and hammer on the new insert?

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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#2 posted 02-27-2016 02:04 PM



Hi Jim. I own this saw too and have yet to take the time to make a ZCI. I d like to say your video inspired me to jump on it but that s not likely. I ll get to it some day. I have to comment that I appreciate the fact that you show the test installation being just slightly too thick, with the need to do another pass on the thickness planer. That s what would happen to me for sure!

Question: You took such precise measurements, couldn t you use the removed inserts as a hole-drilling template instead of having to reinstall the screws and hammer on the new insert?

- Lenny

Hi Lenny, thanks for the question. The standard insert is 2 pieces, so getting the width spacing would be difficult. The standard one is also drilled oval for width adjustment too. I suppose I could have taped them together before removal, but they were already out, so I decided to go this route. I did have to do a bit of adjusting on one hole with a file. The method I used just seemed easier at the time. I guess the one I made could be used as a template now. I will be using the standard one if I have to tilt the head over though. That way the one I made will stay accurate.

-- my blog: http://watertoneworkshop.blogspot.ca/ my You Tube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCA5AretE3xPoVDV61AxUdUA?view_as=subscriber

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