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tigger959

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08-24-2011 12:46 AM

I have a Craftsman 10” table saw, model # 21807 and would like to find plans to make my own zero-clearance insert. Anyone know where I might find these plans?

-- Tigger, Texas


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syenefarmer

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#1 posted 08-24-2011 01:15 AM

Just use the one that is on the saw now as a template. All you need is a router and a pattern bit.

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#2 posted 08-24-2011 02:12 AM

When I had a Craftsman contractor saw, i made ZCI’s from 1/4” plywood. After I cut them to shape, I used 2-3 layers of duct tape around the edges to raise them to table height. Worked like a charm for years.

-- Adversity doesn't build character...................it reveals it.

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tigger959

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#3 posted 08-24-2011 12:47 PM

I’ve read and seen plans on how to make them. My initial insert is much thinner than 1/4” and I guess that’s what’s troubling me. I know it has to holes where you can use an allen wrench to adjust the height. I think because it is a table saw I’m a little fearful of the process right now. Never have made anything like this and am a little concerned it will fly up (lightweight – being non metal). I will try it however and see how it goes. Going to the city today and will go to Rockler’s and look for the pattern bit (having a 60-80% off sale on their bits).

Maybe I just think too much!

By the way, I’m desiging a cabinet for my sandpaper & sanders. Can one put it on the forum and ask for advice or constructive criticism?

-- Tigger, Texas

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#4 posted 08-24-2011 06:04 PM

“Can one put it on the forum and ask for advice or constructive criticism?”

Sure … that’s one of the reasons it is here for!

—Gerry

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#5 posted 08-24-2011 06:27 PM

You could always adapt my Idea

http://lumberjocks.com/projects/38870

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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Grandpa

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#6 posted 08-24-2011 07:25 PM

There you go. the perfect solution

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