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Forum topic by Scheol posted 02-09-2016 03:07 PM 707 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Scheol

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02-09-2016 03:07 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question tablesaw

I bought a ZCI for my Bosch GTS1031 and was shocked by the low quality of the product. The flimsy plastic bends out of shape and caves-in right in the middle of the newly cut blade opening.

As anyone managed to find an aftermarket ZCI that would be compatible? As anyone built one using phenolic or another material?

Matt


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verdesardog

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#1 posted 02-09-2016 03:10 PM

Just make your own, I have made several, the kerfs do get slightly wider after much use….I use whatever piece of hardwood I have on hand. I have even used bamboo flooring pieces.

-- .. heyoka ..

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#2 posted 02-09-2016 03:57 PM

I just bought a Leecraft ZCI and I’m very happy with the quality. There’s a comprehensive list here:

http://www.sliversmill.com/product_686_RG5_Leecraft_ZeroClearance_Table_Saw_Insert_151_8L_x_33_4W_.html

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#3 posted 02-09-2016 05:06 PM

I’ve built two out of baltic birch by using the factory insert as a
template and a flush trim router bit. Work great.

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#4 posted 05-02-2016 12:07 AM

The stock insert for the GTS1031 is ~0.95-0.98”, at least mine is. Leecraft doesn’t seem to offer anything that thin. Still searching myself.

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Scheol

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#5 posted 05-02-2016 12:56 PM

Beamrider – I noticed that as well and unfortunately I am a handtool guy whose only power tools are the Bosch GTS1031 saw or the MFC23 router. I really wish I had a planer to make that stock flat and to the right thickness. What I ended up using is ply with some washers for achieving the right thickness.

M

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