Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'zero clearance insert'

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DIY Universal Zero Clearance Inserts for Table Saw

10-30-2016 03:32 AM by CrazyRussianWoodShop | 8 comments »

So, the idea is simple—you make one main insert that perfectly fits your table saw with the wide dovetailed slot where the small interchangeable inserts (for all your blades/dados/different angles) slide in… Here is the video of the process (3 min.): Be safe and happy woodworking! Michael Makarevich

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Making Ridgid R4512 inserts

03-09-2016 03:22 AM by Kelly | 2 comments »

I recently went out purchased a Ridgid R4512 table saw and needed some zero clearance inserts (ZCI), but at $30+ an insert I decided to take a crack at making some. Anyone who has this saw knows that these inserts are a little tricky as there are a number of small pockets where the leveling screws rest and the insert must be cut out to accommodate them. Also, there is a slight bevel just inside of the throat so the insert has to have a very thin lip around it. As I started looking...

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Shop Remodel #1: The Fiery Pits of Hell

11-03-2015 11:47 PM by bearkatwood | 13 comments »

So I got a wild hair when I was cleaning up my table saw. But first a little background, I have been trying to clean up my shop and make it presentable for pictures and videos. I have been woodworking for 16+ years and I feel confident that I could teach. So I thought the logical place for me to start would be some on-line videos and see where it went from there. It is a slow and arduous process to take a woodworking shop that has been used for years as a factory of furniture making and turn ...

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Season of shop upgrades #4: Zero Clearance Inserts

02-16-2014 10:43 AM by PJ72 | 2 comments »

Who’s Bright Idea Was This AnywaysI have the Rigid R4512 table saw, which is perfect for my small shop and mobility needs for storage when not in use. The only complaint I have about the saw is that the stamped metal throat insert is only 1/8” thick, which makes it difficult to produce shop made inserts for zero-clearance. Why so thin??? I have seen several people on the web creating inserts out of wood based on the intricate pattern of the after marked phenolic inserts, but was co...

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The "I'm Not Worthy" Project Log #6: Zero Clearance.... Not NSA Approved!!!

02-02-2014 07:55 PM by DIYaholic | 32 comments »

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 necessar...

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shop jigs/furniture/fixtures #1: Zero Clearance Insert

08-13-2013 04:17 AM by Tugboater78 | 3 comments »

Well last night I was piddlin round with an idea to make a ripping fence/jig to attach to my circ saw. The one that came with it apparently grew feet and walked away, when i was on my last boat trip. I have some 9 and 10 foot long SYP 2×10-12s i want to rip the pith out of for a future project. Longest board i can try to rip on my table saw is 8’ give or take an inch. I was trying to rip out some ~1/4” strips to frame out the circ saw base on a piece of plywood. One of the st...

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Video: Leecraft HT-1 Zero Clearance Insert Plate for PCB270TS

01-12-2013 04:32 PM by JSB | 4 comments »


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Shop Improvements #3: Ryobi BTS15 Tablesaw Mods

11-30-2011 04:35 AM by wolflrv | 5 comments »

My tablesaw was a gift when I first built my shop. I’ve used over the last few years for cutting plywood, 2×4’s and general construction use. It’s worked fine as is and didn’t need much. Now that I’m doing more woodworking, I’m finding it lacking in many areas. I have managed to make a few improvements to it though. First I fashioned a dust collection attachment to it, rather than the old canvas bag, that I had originally. I must say this design...

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ZCI for vintage Craftsman 113.298341 #1: Time to replace the first go at it.

09-19-2011 06:47 AM by rweitz | 2 comments »

I have an old Craftsman with a funky insert. It’s aluminum ( I used to think steel) about 3/32” thick and “D” shaped. I have not found any one anywhere that makes a compatible insert that I can buy. The lip on the insert is so thin that conventional insert instructions just won’t hack it. I took some acrylic and made an attempt at a ZCI: and it worked for a while but was a bear to make. The acrylic is starting to crack and I’ve hacked away some of the...

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my weekend workshop #1: tuning the table saw. Ridgid 4511

06-15-2011 03:00 AM by noweyrey1 | 7 comments »

Today I finally got around to making a zero clearance insert for my Ridgid R4511 Table saw. I’ve had the saw since November, but have not had much time to use it yet. I build an auxilary fence for it a couple weeks ago, which has helped a bit. I ordered some phenolic sheets on Ebay and finally they arrived today so I could make the insert. I had purchased the insert kit from Rockler previously, but its to short for my saws throat plate opening.Attached is some pictures of the insert fro...

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