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Posted on Zero Clearance Inserts, are they any good?

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#1 posted 10-06-2012 08:03 PM

I count on my sled floors to create the zero clearance support for crosscuts. If the kerf wears, which takes quite a while on my current saw, as well as my previous cabinet saw, I drop an MDF subfloor in, and/or clamp an MDF “liner” to the fence. Both items can be slid back and forth for many fresh edges before they need to be tossed.

I do use zero clearance inserts for dados and rabbets when I’m using the rip fence, and with dual blade tenon setups, and find they last a long time. I designed them to be reversable, each insert works with two sizes.

One of the big benefits I see is help aligning the cut.

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