Zero Clearance Insert

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Project by MistakeMagnet posted 943 days ago 1814 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I finally made a zero clearance insert for my saw. Chipout didn’t really bother me until I was cutting melamine.

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#1 posted 943 days ago

You’ll never go back to the standard insert again—- ‘cept when you need to make a tilted cut. :-)

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#2 posted 943 days ago

A good useful tool.

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 943 days ago

good job. somthing I have to do. ;)

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#4 posted 943 days ago

It only took about 20 minutes. And most of that time was spent setting up the router with a flush trim bit. Oh, and I couldn’t remember where I put the double sided tape, so that took some time too.

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#5 posted 943 days ago

Nicely done.

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#6 posted 943 days ago

BrandonW… very true!

-- >> my shop teacher used to say "do the best at everything you make for your mom because you're going to see it for the rest of your life!" <<

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#7 posted 943 days ago

Nice post! Something I need to build.

-- TTH, UT



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#8 posted 943 days ago

CUTE. I will have to make one. Since, I would be making straight rip cut of panels most of the time, I am planning to do a Zero Clearance add-on base plate for my circular saw with a 1/4” hard board, and a similar one for my jig saw too, to add stability to the blade and also to provide additional protection from chipping, apart from the usual taping done on the surface.


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#9 posted 162 days ago

This is. I have an economy 10” Craftsman and the insert is rectangular?! It’s held in place by screws?! Guh. $100 doesn’t go far when it comes to nice table saws. But…..I shan’t complain because it was a gift from my first wife who is still my wife and I have made many of my projects with that rickety-bladed, 50 lb. little dandy!

-- Josh; Former Pennsylvanian, current Coloradan

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