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Blog entry by Metrotek posted 04-14-2012 11:53 PM 1225 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Have you guys ever seen these levelers by Kreg; they are really cool.

http://www.kregtool.com/Precision-Router-Table-Insert-Plate-Levelers-Prodview.html

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poopiekat

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#1 posted 04-15-2012 01:00 AM

Wonder if they’d work as supports for a table- saw insert? It’s difficult getting precise height on home-made inserts for dadoes or zero-clearance inserts.

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#2 posted 04-15-2012 02:35 AM

i made some inserts and threaded set screws into the it ,was poplar wood but made a thread just like metal. they say these are great. kregg usealy has good quality what ive got from them were solid

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#3 posted 04-15-2012 11:47 AM

Those sound great; I wondered how well wood took machine threads because this would open an enture new world for me so I’m glad to read that it works.

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#4 posted 04-15-2012 12:27 PM

You can make your own with some hard maple and some bolts. I used some 1/4” X 20 nylon bolts that are sold to attach tags to your car. To tighten up the threads, I used some 5min epoxy and polished in some Kiwi neutral shoe polish to make sure the bolts released when the epoxy cured. Now there’s no slop and the bolts only move when I want them to.

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#5 posted 04-19-2012 10:18 PM

I can purchase nylon bolts; I imagine these would work well.
http://www.mcmaster.com/#nylon-socket-head-cap-screws/=h6fox5

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