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Forum topic by thewoodmaster posted 01-15-2010 03:11 AM 3326 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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thewoodmaster

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01-15-2010 03:11 AM

I picked up a new TS today. the ridgid r5411. at $299 i couldn’t pass it up. I have a jet contractors saw, but after i sell it on craigslist I’m hoping to break even or maybe even come out ahead. Anyway, I’ve been trying to find a dado insert plate and have not seen one anywhere. Does anyone know where I might find one, besides my scrap wood pile. I’ll make one if I have to , but I’d prefer to buy it.

thanks

dan

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PurpLev

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#1 posted 01-15-2010 03:18 AM

http://www.forrestsawbladesonline.com/product_637_Leecraft_ZeroClearance_Insert_1411_16L_x33_4W_x1_2T_For_Ste.html

but personally, for that price – I would just make my own… which I did.

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#2 posted 01-15-2010 04:01 AM

A woodworker not making his own throat plates and push sticks is an unpardonable sin. Now make 10 throat plates tonight and sin no more! :)

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#3 posted 01-15-2010 03:10 PM

have the same saw, just paid a little more, sigh! I had the same dilemna… but thankfully, I did the same thing you did and posted the same question. The replies were, “Make your own”. Very easy to do… take some 1/2” stock, Use the stock plate, trace it out, cut it out and Viola, install in the opening and raise the blade up through the new plate, you have a zero clearance plate. Make several and mark them for different size dados… Since you saved so much money on your saw… I’d strongly encourage you to invest the savings in a Ridgid Oscillating Sander… ($200) works great to fine tune your new plates. If you wife gives you a problem with that logic, I’d be happy to help convince her that it

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#4 posted 01-15-2010 04:36 PM

woodmaster, I just picked one of those up too, check out this like though and make sure you don’t need to have your saw arbor checked:

http://www.toolcrib.com/blog/2009/09/28/ridgid-r4511-recalled-arbor-shaft-fails-sends-dado-sets-flying/

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#5 posted 01-15-2010 04:46 PM

The Leecraft SC-2 claims to fit the R4511 without the riving knife installed. It’s a blank insert, so you just secure the insert in place with the fence or other method, and raise the blade or dado stack thru the insert for a ZCI.

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