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Woodchuck2010

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02-02-2016 05:36 PM

Topic tags/keywords: pm1000 zero clearance inserts thin kerf riving knife

I just got 2 zero clearance inserts and a thin kerf riving knife for my PM1000 table saw. The only thing missing is THE SAW! Haha. Powermatic is behind on these saws. It’s supposed to be shipped out either this week or next. Getting anxious.

-- Chuck, Michigan,


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Milled

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#1 posted 02-04-2016 02:23 AM

Patience…

-- If it's doable, I'll do it...if it's been done, I've done it...if it's impossible, I'll try it.

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#2 posted 02-04-2016 04:31 AM

Nice!
While you are at it can you tell me the purpose of ZCI for dado ? Doesn’t dado blade have variable width ?
( I never used dado blade so my question may not look smart)

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#3 posted 02-04-2016 04:55 AM

Cuts down on sawdust and tear out. I have multiple dado ZCI for different setups. I write the shim sizes, chippers used , etc on the front of the plate with a marker. so I can always go back.

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#4 posted 02-04-2016 06:07 AM

I always thought zero clearance inserts with regular blades are big dust makers as there is no down draft at the throat plate. Interesting that dado blade behaves quite opposite.

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#5 posted 02-04-2016 10:24 AM

Now’s a good time to go saw blade shopping!

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#6 posted 02-04-2016 02:18 PM

I recently bought a 50 tooth Diablo combination blade that worked very well on my old Jet contractors saw. I was thinking about getting a Forrest blade though. Any suggestions?


Now s a good time to go saw blade shopping!

- knotscott


-- Chuck, Michigan,

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#7 posted 02-04-2016 02:29 PM

You may want to get a nice thin-kerf rip blade and a good Dado set next then. I love my Freud rip blade! For the Dado set, you may want to try the Forest brand. As for additional and useful gadgets: Jessem stock guides. Thin rip jig. Taper jig. The rest of the jigs/fixtures I would build are: Cross cut/ miter sled. Feather boards.

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Woodchuck2010

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#8 posted 02-04-2016 03:00 PM

I have a Freud dado that I bought years ago and hardly used so I’m good there. The Diablo blade is a thin kerf and it’s made by Freud. That’s why I bought the thin kerf riving knife. I might get a rip blade though.

-- Chuck, Michigan,

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#9 posted 02-04-2016 03:53 PM


I recently bought a 50 tooth Diablo combination blade that worked very well on my old Jet contractors saw. I was thinking about getting a Forrest blade though. Any suggestions?

Now s a good time to go saw blade shopping!

- knotscott

- Woodchuck2010

Your 50T Diablo should actually do quite well for the vast majority of tasks. The Forrest is a better example of a general purpose combo blade, but it basically covers the same range of capabilites for more than double the cost, and any improvement isn’t likely to be all that significant. If you really want to see improvement over a general purpose blade, I’d suggest looking into task specific blades like a good crosscut or rip blade.

If you’re still curious about a Forrest blade, I’d consider the 30T WWII TK vs the 40T….what you’d be gaining is better ripping efficiency in thicker materials…it also leaves a nice clean edge, and will even provide acceptable crosscut in some applications. If you’re not eager to spend $100 for that capability, I’d look to something like the Freud LU87 TK 24T ripper, and something like the Freud LU88 or LU79 crosscut blades if you want to stick with Freud. Similar blades from Infinity like the 010-124 ripper, 010-060, or 010-080 crosscut blades would be excellent choices IMO for super clean crosscuts/plywood/sheetgoods, etc. For less money, the Diablo D1024 and D1060 or D1080 would be fine, as would the comparable Irwin Marples versions. The combination of the rip blade and crosscut blade will give you improved ripping efficiency in thick materials, plus outstanding fine crosscut and ply performance that no single general purpose blade can give.

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#10 posted 02-04-2016 06:23 PM

While waiting for the saw you can buy:
- Wax for the cast iron top.
- Does PM1000 come with the same nice mobile base as PM2000? If not it is time to buy now.
- PM-TJ TENONING JIG. Really nice!
- The 708158 mobile base extension kit.
- Overarm dust collector attachment.
- Incra miter gauge.
...

-- It's nice!

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Woodchuck2010

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#11 posted 02-04-2016 06:47 PM



While waiting for the saw you can buy:
- Wax for the cast iron top.
- Does PM1000 come with the same nice mobile base as PM2000? If not it is time to buy now.
- PM-TJ TENONING JIG. Really nice!
- The 708158 mobile base extension kit.
- Overarm dust collector attachment.
- Incra miter gauge.
...

Great suggestions. I have all of it!........except the incra miter and the overarm attachment. I used to be into woodworking years ago and kept the stuff till I retired. I’m retired. hehe I had a Jet contractors saw for 23 years and just sold it to make room for the Powermatic. I’m keeping the old Jet bandsaw though. I got that baby all tuned up!

Why does it keep making the pics sideways??!!! Sorry guys and gals.

- 716


-- Chuck, Michigan,

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#12 posted 02-04-2016 07:30 PM

Horizontal bandsaw.
Yeehaw !


- Woodchuck2010

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