|Forum topic by AngieO||posted 565 days ago||1206 views||0 times favorited||13 replies|
565 days ago
Ok… so as some of you know I have a little Craftsman 10” benchtop tablesaw.
You can’t tell from the picture but I have a zero clearance insert plate in it. My friend that I got this saw from made it out of plastic. It’s the only insert that I have.
I want to make some things for storage and I want to make them using the french cleat system. So I need to be able to make some bevel cuts. Problem… can’t do that with a ZCI. I’m not able to buy an insert at this time so I’d like to find out if I can make one out of wood… only because it’s the material I have on hand. So.. is that a bad idea? I can’t have my friend make one because I won’t see him again for a while and I want to make this sooner rather than later. I also don’t want to spend a lot of money because I’d like to get a new TS by Christmas. If I do that… I will end up selling the one I have most likely.
So I’m open to your comments and suggestions. If making one out of wood would work… what do I need to know? Plastic? I don’t even know where to start with that. Or should I just break down and try to find one on ebay?
Right now it would be nice if I had a friend that had a table saw that I could just go over and make my bevel cuts and be on my way.
I can’t think of any other way to do the bevels except on my TS. Is there any other way?