Ridgid R4511 Dado Insert Plate

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Forum topic by iamwelty posted 11-16-2009 02:47 PM 4521 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-16-2009 02:47 PM

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Just got my new saw put together… AWESOME!! Beats the crap out of my old Craftsman that went up in a puff of smoke after many, many years of hard use… Saw went together really well, thanks to the advice of previous posts from this site… Thanks Guys… I’m just a shade off on the blade being square… will work on that… Does anyone know where I can order a Dado throat plate for the saw… I was also going to get a set of Rockler Universal Fence Clamps seems like they’d be the ticket to add a auxilary fence. Does anyone have experience with them?

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#1 posted 11-16-2009 03:50 PM

I can’t help you with the throat plate but I do use the clamps. They work well and generally use them to attach a sacrifical fence to my table saw. If you do a search for universal fence clamp there are several entries in the review section. Here is one posted by Gizmodyne.

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#2 posted 11-16-2009 04:13 PM

It’s pretty easy to just make your own throat plates from scrap. Just attach your original plate to a piece of scrap and use a pattern cutting router bit to make a copy.

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#3 posted 11-16-2009 04:18 PM

I am with Peter on this one, I would just make a throat plate rather than paying money for one.

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#4 posted 11-16-2009 08:31 PM

I think in your manual, maybe the one for spare parts is one you can order from Ridgid, and also I think woodcraft sells a lee valley zero clearance, and possibly dado plate if you don’t want to make your own.

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#5 posted 11-16-2009 10:01 PM

I’ve got 2 sets of the Rockler Uiversal clamps—- one set for each saw. They work sweet. Just drill a 3/8” hole in the middle of a 3/4” sac. fence. Make your own plates—they’re cheaper than buying them. Nothing to it-simple. I made 8-9 for my saws. Save the dinero!!!

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#6 posted 11-16-2009 10:26 PM

Steel City model 35831 will fit the saw opening perfectly but they are really expensive (Woodcraft $50 each)
I will also suggest to go and make your own ZCI out of MDF.

A few months ago I made this for my R4511

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