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Project by DaddyZ posted 10-22-2010 07:14 PM 6547 views 33 times favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Some one saw my zero Clearance Insert & wanted info.

Here’s the story

I wanted the Insert to be connected to the Table, so it won’t fly across the shop. I thought for a while, then it hit me. Put it under the existing Insert. Drilled a few holes, Routed the Wood height to the size of existing Inserts Hole, Sliced it off the board, Add bolts & hooray, I have a Zero insert.

Simple to replace & or Change out. I Believe it is just a piece of Maple?(Recycled wood)

Enjoy !!!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 10-22-2010 07:21 PM

Simple but innovative super idea.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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jockmike2

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#2 posted 10-22-2010 07:31 PM

GREAT IDEA, YOUR STEAL INSERT MUST BE QUITE THICK TO COUNTER SINK THOSE SCREWS. WHY DIDN’T YOU USE FLAT HEAD MACHINE SCREWS?

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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EROCK

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#3 posted 10-22-2010 07:32 PM

Great idea! So simple.

-- Eric, Seattle Washington - Sawdust Maker

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DaddyZ

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#4 posted 10-22-2010 07:49 PM

Jockmike2

The Insert is 1/8 – 3/16 at most, those bolts are S/S 5/8” Bolts(used what I had), The Wood is Approx 1/4” – 5/16” Thick.

I was going to use flat heads but didn’t have any in that size, these are not quite flathead but do have the bevel on the underside. I think the Insert is the standard Insert it came with the saw straight from Lowe’s.

A1Jim / Erock

Thanks, I have never seen another like it

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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jeff_wenz

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#5 posted 10-22-2010 07:50 PM

Is that a Hitachi C10FL tablesaw?

-- Jeff, North Carolina

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DaddyZ

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#6 posted 10-22-2010 07:54 PM

Oval Head screws or Bolts thats it.

Jeff Yes it is

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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ArtistryinWood

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#7 posted 10-22-2010 08:20 PM

Great idea! Gunna have to try that on my Delta, I would suggest using a lock washer or Nylock nut as vibration could be an issue.

Thanks

Andrew

-- It seem's to me i could live my life, a lot better than i think i am. Andrew, Midland, Ont.

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dustyal

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#8 posted 10-22-2010 09:55 PM

Really like the idea… my steel insert is very thin… so I would question my ability to countersink bolts. I’m wondering… thinking… would double sided tape work as well?

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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SPalm

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#9 posted 10-22-2010 10:32 PM

Cool.

Why didn’t I think of that?

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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CPTjackarse

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#10 posted 10-22-2010 11:14 PM

Hytachi C10FL? I have that same saw and up until recently inserts were not available. I like this idea better. I guess I know what I can do this weekend!

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nmkidd

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#11 posted 10-22-2010 11:29 PM

Cool idea….....

FYI…...zero clearance inserts for the Hitachi C10 are available from Woodcraft…...made by LeeCraft.
I have 3 of them and are so much better than the ones supplied with the saw!!!

-- Doug, New Mexico.......the only stupid question is one that is never asked!........don't fix it, if it ain't broke!

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#12 posted 10-22-2010 11:54 PM

I have the same saw and I’m tickled to see this. Thanks for sharing!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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CPTjackarse

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#13 posted 10-22-2010 11:59 PM

I’m happy with my C10. just picked up a thin kerf rip Freud blade. Ripped 5/4 quarter sawn white oak like butter. now I need to make the zero clearance for this blade.

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DYNO360

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#14 posted 10-23-2010 01:06 AM

Great idea. Thanks. This exchange of ideas is what I like about Lumberjocks.

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Manitario

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#15 posted 10-23-2010 04:23 AM

That is an amazingly simple idea, but brilliant. I’ll have to try it!

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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