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Forum topic by GregL549 posted 05-22-2017 06:04 PM 444 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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GregL549

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05-22-2017 06:04 PM

Topic tags/keywords: table saw

I just got back into woodworking after a long time off and for some reason my dado insert no long fits , there is no pitch buildup , so what could have happened? I obviously used it years ago since there is saw dust on it , it’s like it expanded ! I even tried to file it down and It still doesn’t fit . Not really expecting an answer since this is so bizarre, but I had to join to share this. Really has me stumped!


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#1 posted 05-22-2017 06:11 PM

What is the insert made of? If it’s wood, it’s probably simply expanded from moisture. If it’s metal, that’s unlikely… how much too big is it? Are we talking a few thousandths or an eighth of an inch?

May sound silly but, it’s not hitting the blade arbor is it? I probably spent 30 minutes once trying to figure out why my blade wouldn’t fit through the kerf in my insert only to realize I hadn’t cranked the blade down since changing it and the arbor flange was preventing the insert from seating :-{

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#2 posted 05-22-2017 06:20 PM

Thanks for the reply , Ken , nope cast aluminum , hence why I can’t figure out why it won’t fit anymore . You did cause me to go check for obstructions but couldn’t find one . As soon as I figure out how to post a video from my Iphone I will . It’s the same saw I always had so there was no mix up

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#3 posted 05-22-2017 06:27 PM

That is kinda a stumper. You can’t post video directly to the site. You’ll have to post to youtube then link it. Or you can post pics directly here. I am curious to see what’s going on.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#4 posted 05-22-2017 06:34 PM

ok , loaded it on youtube under dado insert strangeness , pardon my french in the video , new to this stuff and cant figure out how to edit

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#5 posted 05-22-2017 06:39 PM

Yep, that doesn’t fit. Sorry, but I don’t see a smoking gun. Doesn’t look like it’s too far from fitting. I’d take a grinder or sander and just shave that end until it does. It is possible that the Al casting formed some galvanic corrosion over time and made it a bit thicker. Unlikely but possible…

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#6 posted 05-22-2017 06:43 PM

Helps if you give the actual link to the video :)

Dado insert strangeness

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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#7 posted 05-22-2017 06:47 PM

no idea , like I said , I never posted anything in my life , this is just so odd I figured maybe someone has an answer.
This is the only table saw I’ve owned and haven’t cut a dado in 15 years . Jet JTS -10 . Now that I actually posted I’ll have to share a few project pics I guess . Thanks again for the reply

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#8 posted 05-22-2017 06:48 PM

Thanks Brad !

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#9 posted 05-22-2017 07:28 PM

Filed it down enough that it seats well , but there is a bow in the middle now that I don’t like . Gonna make a zero clearance insert for it and just toss the old one .

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#10 posted 05-22-2017 09:04 PM



Filed it down enough that it seats well , but there is a bow in the middle now that I don t like . Gonna make a zero clearance insert for it and just toss the old one .

- GregL549

Well, that may well be your answer. The insert is bowed. The edges of the ends used to be parallel, now they are not and the distance between the ends on the convex face of the bow is longer than the original.

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