|Project by Blackie_||posted 02-06-2013 12:51 AM||2287 views||0 times favorited||18 comments|
My table saw is a discontinued model, Hitachi C10FL, which has been for the most part a pretty decent TS since I first bought new from Lowes years ago, it has mixed reviews only thing I’ve had to replace was the fence from the factory crap fence to a Delta T1 fence, only other thing missing now is a zero clearance insert which I’ve gone without ever since I’ve owned it until yesterday, it’s been on my to do list for a long time so I decided to take the time and get it done, Woodcraft makes one that fits the saw for $24 and some change in which I almost went down and purchased until I tackled making my own.
I took a 1/4 piece of ply board, using the factory insert as a template I drew the pattern out then with my bandsaw I cut the new insert out, I then used the belt sander to plan it to the 1/6th” thickness I needed, I drilled the screw hole on one end and counter sunk the screw head but that left the other end still loose kind of sticking up a bit and so after studying the factory insert it hit me, add a lip like the factory has so once again using a piece of Alder I used the bandsaw to make the catch I then used a #8 pan head wood screw to hold it to the bottom side of the insert also counter sinking the head into the wood, came out great and functional, lastly I took some paste wax and rubbed the new insert down.
This one will work for the time being but I plan on upgrading to a hard wood insert using the same method pretty soon, this one will get me by for now.
Thanks for looking
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