|Project by pneufab||posted 12-30-2013 01:38 AM||4666 views||30 times favorited||17 comments|
When I purchased my saw, I purchased the dado cartridge and Sawstop throat plate. Honestly, I haven’t even used it yet since I didn’t want to use the throat plate for one size dado and then have to purchase another the next time I needed a dado (I like the idea of zero clearance for dadoes :) )
I was looking at the Infinity insert (very nice!) but I started thinking, I already have a virgin phenolic, dado throat plate, why not try making it work before plopping down $100 for an aluminum insert that will do the same thing.
Honestly, I surprised that I have not been able to find anyone else who has done one online! All the “hard” machining is already done on the bottom of the plate, it was pretty straight forward!
Now I only plan to use this for dado’s and use the stock plate for regular blades so all of the inserts I made don’t have a slot for the guard/spiltter. I used the regular blade on this first one since that was in the saw. I cut 14 inserts, over-sized, but still need to shape the ends on all of them.
I know this is nothing new (dovetail hardboard insert) but wanted to show that you can use a standard insert and with a little time, make a nice insert.
Thanks for looking!