|Project by rmoore||posted 03-29-2011 04:14 AM||3487 views||11 times favorited||14 comments|
I have an old Craftsman table saw with a very thin throat plate. It is only 1/4 inch thick. I tried making a ZCI from 1/4 inch hardboard before but it was so light I was afraid it would fly out at me someday. I came up with the idea to put 3/4 inch plywood underneath the 1/4 inch plywood. It just had to be smaller than the top opening. The good thing about it being thicker is I can also have a splitter in the main ZCI.
The main one was a little harder to make. My 10 inch blade would not go down far enough to clear the ZCI before I made the cut. I had to put a circular saw blade on it and raise it up, then switch to the 10 inch blade.
The finger holes also make it easier to pull them out when swapping. The original didn’t even have a finger hole.
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