|Forum topic by Lee Imbimbo||posted 03-17-2010 06:09 PM||2531 views||0 times favorited||9 replies|
03-17-2010 06:09 PM
I’m debating the need for a zero clearance insert, versus something like the Incra Miter Express. I’m heavily interested in a Betterley Zero Clearance insert, that I can utilize on my craftsman tablesaw.
Find Betterley TRu-Cut Insert here:
However, if I got something like Incra’s Miter Express, which I was considering for a cross cut sled, the zero clearance blade isn’t really needed at that point.
I could theoretically utilize the miter express as both a cross cut sled and a zero clearance insert, except for the fact that it would reduce the overall table top surface. Now I could also point out that it would be possible to just take a sheet of Melamine lined particle board, and utilizing some of the components of the miter express I could actually make a revised table top that would act as a zero clearance insert, but reduce the cutting capacity of the table saw by about 3/4”
So what is the take, should I just get the Betterley zero clearance insert, and build a cross cut sled later, or create a new table top for the tablesaw, similar to the miter express and utilize that at the zero clearance insert?