|Review by mbs||posted 03-06-2013 03:41 AM||3140 views||3 times favorited||14 comments|
I am not affiliated with Infinity in any way. This review refers to the design made on 3/1/13.
Infinity has made modifications to the design of their ZCI for Sawstop that allows the saw blade to operate at full height. It’s machined out of aluminum and anodized red. The new unit doesn’t need the moving mechanism that sawstop uses. Fit and finish are great.
Infinity drilled access holes in the plate so it’s easy to adjust the height of the insert from above the table. It also has two screws on the side (front and back) that can be adjusted to take out any side movement.
The melamine insert is fairly narrow and could drift into the saw blade if it wasn’t kept in check. Infinity machined two holes to put screws from the bottom of the plate into the melamine to keep it from moving toward the blade. To make the initial cut in the insert, Infinity machined some of the melamine away on the underside so there was clearance for the blade. The insert can lay flush to the table while raising the blade now.
After I got the ZCI setup I noticed that when the front of the insert is pressed it would the raise the back of the zci up a bit. The sawstop has a place for a machine screw underneath the insert that was missing on my saw. I put a new screw in with a drop of loctite and the entire assembly is now very solid.
The melamine inserts slide into the plate on dovetails. The first ZCI wasn’t machined properly so there was a step from the melamine to the insert. This ZCI is perfect.
Infinity monitors this website and found my previous review. They contacted me, kept me updated with their progress and sent me the new insert. Their customer service is excellent.
-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.