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The day I got my Sliding moter saw I replaced the plastic insert with a wooden one and it really works well. I use double back tape to how it in place

-- Wood working will help heal your body and mind !!





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Steve Kreins

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#1 posted 04-15-2014 05:09 PM

Funny you should post this today. Yesterday I had the first problem with my compound miter saw. I hit a bad spot in a piece I was cutting and it shattered in two pieces. One went down into the slot and cause my work piece to kick back, hitting me in my chest. The other piece went up into the blade and stopped it cold. A zero tolerance guard would have prevented that. Thanks for posting.

One question, how does it work at 45 degrees?

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#2 posted 04-15-2014 05:44 PM

Nicely done Brat, I did the same thing with my cheapo Harbor Freight SCMS, it made a world of difference on mine as well, there’s just way too much of a gap in the stock insert in those saws. Although with the HF saw you have to change them out every now and then, I don’t do many bevel cuts on mine so I can’t answer Steve’s question, but I’d imagine that it opens the cut line up a bit.

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#3 posted 04-16-2014 01:11 AM

Great idea and very useful

-- Norman

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#4 posted 04-16-2014 08:49 AM

Well done, Looks like you used Paduak

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#5 posted 04-16-2014 12:54 PM

I have been thinking about making one for my 12” slider… I keep getting narrow cut offs falling into the slot on mine, then getting grabbed and thrown toward me…

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#6 posted 04-16-2014 04:25 PM

In reply to our question on how it works on a 45 % I don’t know but if it gets cut up its easy to replace. For years I put up with the wood chips hitting me so this took cre of it. I did not known what type of wood it is as I have a shed full of exotic wood. I know it is worth a lot of money but it was given to me by a freind,

-- Wood working will help heal your body and mind !!

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aussiedave

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#7 posted 04-16-2014 11:18 PM

what a great idea, kind of like making a zero clearance throat plate for a table saw. Must do that to my mitre saw.
Thanks for posting.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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#8 posted 04-17-2014 12:53 AM

” I have a shed full of exotic wood.”

WHERE DID YOU SAY YOU LIVED? ;)

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#9 posted 04-17-2014 04:15 AM

Wish I had one of these on my saw, might have to do this someday. Thanks for the idea.

-- Allen, Colorado

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#10 posted 06-16-2015 04:17 AM

I used cedar on my Makita 1013ls here is the link..Click for details

Wood is way better than plastic.

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