The standard throat is made so that the blade can be in any angle and not hit the plate. Trouble is, that’s pretty wide. 5/8” in fact.
I want to make a zero clearance insert for my dado and a smaller throat for my standard blade but there’s some real problems.
#1 – The throat plate is really thin. I measured .062. Will need to cut rabbits under the screw locations no matter what material I make it out of.
#2 – The shape is a pain. Will use hardboard and flushcut router bit to replicate plate.
#3 – I lost one of the rubber pads that go under the two screw locations.
#4 – I lost screws. Discovered that metric 5×16mm flathead (philips) screws work. Marked the bottom of the plate with the screw size using a P-Touch label.
#5 – The warning sticker was really sticky. I think I should be able to fix that with goo gone.
I really hate this saw…
-- Doug - When all you own is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.