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#1 posted 02-16-2015 05:22 AM


Are you sure there isn t something blocking the elevator arbor? I d check thoroughly the top of the blade should be below the underside of the table top. Even though most factory inserts have precut bottoms home mades wouldn t set onto the tabs for a safe plunge.

Re-read the OP’s post.. the blade does go below the table, but just a smidge.. all Unisaws I have ever used, including my own, are like that. The inserts for a Unisaw are 1/2” thick (which means they go 1/2” below the table top), so you can’t just plop one in and raise the blade. There isn’t enough room to do it that way, so you have to resort to other methods, such as using a smaller blade first. Another method as shown by Matthias over at woodgears.ca is to clamp the new insert on top of the old one and then raise the blade up through the new one.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable


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