|Review by Chris||posted 05-25-2009 04:27 PM||3608 views||1 time favorited||16 comments|
Purchased this insert from Woodcraft in Jacksonville for a couple of reasons; first and foremost it was cost effective. Secondly, I have had little luck making my own from plywood or other such materials due to the fact that I can’t tweak the height (no leveling screws).
The first pic shows the insert alongside the factory supplied insert from General. There is a screw on one end and one side to adjust the lateral fit and small hex screws at the four “corners” to adjust the vertical. The manufacturer supplied instructions are very clear on how to safely cut the slot for your blade (see 2nd picture). You simply clamp a board over the center of the table covering the slot then, with the saw running, raise the blade to cut the slot. I then taped the original insert on top of the Leecraft and marked out the area to be removed for my Splitter/Guard (see 3rd picture) which was accomplished on my Band Saw.
The fit is perfect and the surface is very smooth; after installing I then cut the thin strips I need for my current project without them being caught in the slot. Works for me!
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