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#1 posted 03-11-2011 02:15 AM

David, the 4512 is nothing like the 3650, cept maybe the color scheme. The insert sits on a tiny ledge that’s about 1/8” wide and about 1/8” below the table top. The bosses for the leveling screws stick out about 1/2” in 4 places. If you had to machine out the MDF like you show in your pictures, you would have to keep cutting till the edges were less than 1/8” thick.

IppoJ, I used to work for a contractor who also has a fabrication shop and steel yard. I bought it from them. You can usually buy aluminum from a steel yard. A good mail order supplier is McMaster Carr.

I forgot to mention that when you drop the blade all the way down its not quite low enough to put the blank insert in the slot without contacting the blade. I had to install a 7 1/4” blade I had laying around to start the slit. Then I switched to the 10” blade to finish.

I think the “insert in the insert” idea would work just fine.

One other point I would like to make. I think this saw would benefit from blade stabilizers so I bought some. Now if I install the stabilizers (thick, oversize washers) that better support the blade, none of my jigs, sleds, or inserts will fit because the blade position moves about 1/4”. :-(

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