OK, I’m not the sharpest tool in the shed. Nowhere near it. But it did occur to me that the reason the throat plate was so thin was that the table had a rubber gasket holding it up.
What if I simply took out the gasket? How deep would it be then? And could I do something with the depth? Turns out really easily. Turns out when I measured the depth of the plate, it was a clean 1/8”. And I have piles of 1/8” hardboard. Maybe I am finally onto something?
Sounds like I need to put the flush trim router bit onto the router table and attach the metal throat plate to a piece of 1/8” hardboard and give this a shot. Will post progress on making a silk purse out of this sow’s ear of a tablesaw.
Thought I had some 1/8” hardboard, but apparently there are different hardboard thicknesses other than 1/4” and 1/8”. I think (if my math is right) that this stuff is 3/16”.
Had a scrap of pegboard sitting around it it is closer.
Home Depot has sheets of hardboard which they say are 1/8” .
- Actual product thickness (in.) : 0.125
My calipers will be the judge of that. Yet another 13 mile (each way) trip to HD.
-- Doug - When all you own is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.