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Zero Clearance Universal Table Saw Insert

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Project by CrazyRussianWoodShop posted 10-29-2016 12:49 AM 1571 views 20 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi guys!

Here is my new shop made Zero Clearance Universal Insert .
All comments are welcomed!

Here is the video of the process (3 min.): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2u1xGV1NyJg

Be safe and happy woodworking!

Michael Makarevich

-- Michael Makarevich (CrazyRussianWoodShop): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYNOkVS7B5_6A3GgNq7TtrQ





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woodbutcherbynight

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#1 posted 10-29-2016 01:41 AM

I have seen something like this before, cannot recall where. Thought it was a great idea and well forgot about it. LOL

Nice work and it is a great idea. Instead of multiple complete inserts you have one unit with smaller inserts to accommodate your cutting needs. Smaller means less space taken to store freeing up valuable space for something else.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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CrazyRussianWoodShop

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#2 posted 10-29-2016 02:18 AM



I have seen something like this before, cannot recall where. Thought it was a great idea and well forgot about it. LOL

Nice work and it is a great idea. Instead of multiple complete inserts you have one unit with smaller inserts to accommodate your cutting needs. Smaller means less space taken to store freeing up valuable space for something else.

- woodbutcherbynight


Yes, I was inspired by this: http://www.infinitytools.com/sawstop-zero-clearance-throat-plate-with-two-inserts-4286

-- Michael Makarevich (CrazyRussianWoodShop): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYNOkVS7B5_6A3GgNq7TtrQ

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majuvla

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#3 posted 10-29-2016 04:57 AM

That’s very smart idea, sure there can’t be same zero clearance for all angles. I’m looking forward to se the video later.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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EarlS

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#4 posted 10-29-2016 11:42 AM

I have to admit when I saw the picture of you routering the new insert using the original red metal insert as a template a light bulb went on and it was one of those “why didn’t I think of that” moments. I’m going to need some new UHMW inserts fairly soon so I will use your approach to make them.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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splintergroup

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#5 posted 10-29-2016 02:07 PM

What wood did you use for the inserts?

I am currently using 1/2” BB ply for mine (non-insert) and these seem to last longer than the other materials I have tried (melamine, oak, etc.) The usual point of failure is the front of the blade slot, where the wood begin cut gets pounded down against the insert.

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CrazyRussianWoodShop

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#6 posted 10-29-2016 04:40 PM



What wood did you use for the inserts?

I am currently using 1/2” BB ply for mine (non-insert) and these seem to last longer than the other materials I have tried (melamine, oak, etc.) The usual point of failure is the front of the blade slot, where the wood begin cut gets pounded down against the insert.

- splintergroup


Jatoba (brazilian cherry). My friend brought me a couple of hard wood planks he had left after his house remodeling…

-- Michael Makarevich (CrazyRussianWoodShop): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYNOkVS7B5_6A3GgNq7TtrQ

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CrazyRussianWoodShop

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#7 posted 10-29-2016 04:41 PM



That s very smart idea, sure there can t be same zero clearance for all angles. I m looking forward to se the video later.

- majuvla


Thanks, Ivan! It was not my idea, I saw this type of inserts online by Infinty Tools: http://www.infinitytools.com/saw-blades-accessories/table-saw/table-saw-zero-clearance-inserts

-- Michael Makarevich (CrazyRussianWoodShop): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYNOkVS7B5_6A3GgNq7TtrQ

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JCinVA

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#8 posted 10-29-2016 06:22 PM

Nice job of improving the commercial product; I like the slide in better than taking time to undo screws (also less to lose).

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SteveGaskins

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#9 posted 10-29-2016 09:00 PM

Great idea and technique.

-- Steve, South Carolina, http://www.finewoodworkingofsc.com

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CrazyRussianWoodShop

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#10 posted 10-30-2016 12:20 AM



Great idea and technique.

- SteveGaskins


Thanks, Steve!

-- Michael Makarevich (CrazyRussianWoodShop): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYNOkVS7B5_6A3GgNq7TtrQ

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therealSteveN

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#11 posted 10-30-2016 12:42 AM

Awesome post!! This was subject of discussion at another place I am found at. I had never seen your video, it is a quick, down and dirty path to success on making a very nice ZCI. Glad I saw it, and thanks for posting it.

-- Think safe, be safe

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