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Forum topic by gary351 posted 11-23-2010 12:51 AM 1336 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-23-2010 12:51 AM

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I was wondering if anyone has heard of using painters tape are playing cards as a way to make a cheap zero clearance table saw insert. My table saw insert is just 3/32 on this old saw.

-- A poor man has poor way's

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#1 posted 11-23-2010 01:19 AM


Is your saw an old Craftsman? I have seen replacement inserts with thin area around perimeter and thicker area where blade penetrates. If it is a craftsman I will look through some of our catalogs.

-- Rick Gustafson - Lost Creek Ranch - Colorado County, Texas

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#2 posted 11-23-2010 01:31 AM

Viking, Yes It is a old two screw insert peachtree offers a 3/16 in thickness can’t use it .

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#3 posted 11-23-2010 01:43 AM

Do think 3/32 plywood is thick enough to hold in place? I wonder if using a router on that phenolic stuff would work.

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#4 posted 11-23-2010 01:57 AM

What about laminating two-three layers of Formica?

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#5 posted 11-23-2010 02:36 AM

If you want to fix-up an old zero clearance plate, use Bondo. Lay the plate upside down on plastic or wax paper, pour in the mixed Bondo to the desired thickness, and wait until dry. Sure beats throwing them away.

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