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Forum topic by phlyers posted 368 days ago 443 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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phlyers

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368 days ago

Just a pointless question here but when I ran my blade up to make the slot on my ZCI the kerf of the blade still rides against the sides of the opening. I figured it would wear in over time but still doing this and it’s really annoying to hear it riding on the sides. Any fix for this? I figured I could try to file the sides a little but it’s a phenolic material so its super hard. It’s a Leecraft cr-3.


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TheDane

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#1 posted 368 days ago

It will eventually wear a bit … I would just deal with the noise. Your ZCI is doing what it is intended to do.

-- 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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Shawn Masterson

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#2 posted 367 days ago

just be careful that the blade doesn’t grab it and launch it at you like mine did

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BuckI

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#3 posted 367 days ago

I had a leecraft that did that on a contractors saw I once had, I just filed it down a bit (the kerf near where the teeth contact the insert) the noise went away and it served me well for a long time. Not a lot with the file just enough to get rid of the racket, that leecraft stuff is very hard.

-- Kevin, Ohio

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NiteWalker

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#4 posted 367 days ago

It’s normal and if you file it, it defeats the purpose of a zci.
Using hearing protection when sawing is the ideal solution.

@Shawn, how did it launch at you? The leecraft ones have a pin at the back to prevent that and shop made zci’s should have a nail or something like that installed to prevent what happened.

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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phlyers

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#5 posted 366 days ago

No pin on mine. Just the adjustment screws.

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