Craftsman 28463 jobsite table saw zero clearance insert

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Forum topic by Sirgreggins posted 01-04-2013 05:15 PM 2467 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-04-2013 05:15 PM

Hey guys, First off i’m a recent college grad trying to get into woodworking. i know this saw is pretty pathetic but as my first table saw which was a gift, i like it b/c i can rip stuff down with ease now. I made a miter sled and cross cut sled for it and got the fence nice and square to the blade. Square enough for what i’ll be doing. My question though is, what to do about zero clearance insert? I cant seem to find them anywhere for this saw. I would make one myself but i’m not sure how to hold it in the slot since the stock insert has a clip and no screws hold it in. Any thoughts? Much appreciated.

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#1 posted 01-07-2013 01:10 AM

anyone? :-(

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#2 posted 01-07-2013 04:44 AM

If you make a plywood insert that fits nice and snug, the fact that there is no clip will likely not matter. Once the wood being cut is on top of it, the insert can’t go anywhere anyhow !

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#3 posted 01-07-2013 05:00 AM

Going to have to improvise for now….it sucks, I know I had to make a insert for my cheap $100 TS that every box store sells. It was tough, a lot of routing with a 1/8” straight bit and then I screwed up one day and it exploded on me anyways…I had enough and scoured Craigslist until I found a Delta contractors saw for $100. Problem solved. Keep an eye out for a new TS on CL, you could probably sell your saw for enough to come out even with a bit of a better saw, or like I said, improvise, a lot.

-- Grant - N Dakota

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#4 posted 01-07-2013 02:42 PM

thanks for the tips guys. :-)

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