Zero clearance

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Project by Woodmaster1 posted 01-18-2017 12:26 AM 3537 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I made a couple of zero clearance throats plates today. 25 cents beats $30.00 any day.

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#1 posted 01-18-2017 02:19 AM

Looking good, you can make a lot of them for $30. I use scraps of laminate flooring that a friend gives me, so I pay nothing for mine. ;-)

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#2 posted 01-18-2017 02:48 AM

Looking good, you can make a lot of them for $30. I use scraps of laminate flooring that a friend gives me, so I pay nothing for mine. ;-)

- papadan

Someone mentioned that to me after I had commented that mine had warped some. Said it was less likely to have issues. Have to break out my template and make a few and see.

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

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#3 posted 01-18-2017 06:37 PM

Nice work! It looks like they turned out very nicely.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#4 posted 01-18-2017 09:09 PM

Save money, buy more tools

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#5 posted 01-18-2017 09:47 PM

These work great! If you drill some small holes in the tabs that your leveler screws sit on and epoxy some rare earth magnets in there, it works wonders to hold your insert down firmly. The cast iron drills really easily but be careful not to go all the way through (I learned that the hard way!)

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#6 posted 01-19-2017 03:20 PM

Saw the title and reminded me of my bank balance…

These are a must for any table saw, one for each kerf and a few for backup… Even with “zero clearance” I have found that the space around the blade expands (just like my midriff).

Can I please (please) suggest inclusion of a splitter!!!
I have done the same and fortunately suffered a kickback that missed. The chances are that the original plate didn’t have one either. The placement of a splitter can be tricky, but once “nailed” you could make a jig for repeatability.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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