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Forum topic by AHMcCoy posted 07-27-2010 10:44 PM 2126 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-27-2010 10:44 PM

Topic tags/keywords: woodtek table saw insert throat plate splitter

I want to make some zero clearance inserts for this saw. They are available from Woodworkers Supply, but they are $30. Yikes!! So I want to make my own and add splitters to them. The supplied steel inserts are very thin, like 1/16”. But a homemade insert made from some other material would probably need to be 1/8 to maybe 3/16 inch thick. Has anyone made one for this machine? If so, what kind of material did you use? Because they are so thin, I am thinking that plain old wood, besides being dimensionally unstable, would flex too much. So I am considering other things like delrin, or fiberglass, or glass-filled ABS or ?

Any ideas would be welcomed.

Thanks.

Alan


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#1 posted 07-28-2010 12:40 AM

Phenolic is pretty sturdy stuff too. You’re best bet is to rabbett in a lip with as little overhang as possible.

I’d guess an insert to fit the GI 50-220, Sunhill, or Craftex hybrid would also fit your saw….all come from the same factory.

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#2 posted 08-05-2010 01:27 AM

Hi Knotscott,

Because of your reply I did some online digging on phenolic. I found a site called www.forrestsawbladesonline.com and they have sheets of phenolic stock as well as lots of ready-made inserts for a variety of machines. You are right that I would need to rabbet out the sides and ends for the shelf that it sits on. But I found one insert, the GE-2, that was very close to what I needed. Still not cheap at $24 but probably cheaper than making my own. And it turns out that these are a perfect fit. Very well made.

Thanks for your reply.

Alan

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