|Forum topic by LonelyRaven||posted 03-31-2009 05:10 PM||4061 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
03-31-2009 05:10 PM
So I’m pretty much done “tuning and trueing” up my early 80’s Craftsman table saw. I’ve got it leveled with the (lumpy) floor, replaced the motor that burned out (found a whole ‘nother saw a few years newer for less than the cost of the motor!), I’ve trued up the blade to the slot and the cheap arse fence to the slot. And I picked up a Forest Woodworker 2, Rockler Zero Clearance Insert, and one of those drill in kerf splitters.
My question is; Now that I’m seeing how wonderful and accurate my table saw is with a good blade and all tuned up properly, I’m wanting to do more miter cuts on it…so, how do I do that with a Zero Clearance Insert?
Do I make a whole series of cuts at different angles? Do I need to buy different ZCIs for when I miter? Do I just put the stock insert in and have at it? I’m not sure where to go from here, and none of the table saw books I’ve picked up have anything about ZCI except that it’s great to have them to avoid tear out.
Oh, and since I love photos show much, I just want to make some of you router jocks jealous with my Estate Sale find of the week…I was actually looking for a router table and found a huge woodpecker router table with legs that would fit my Incra positioner perfectly, and while I’m there picking it up, I see this cast iron Bench Dog TS Extension that the host of the Estate Sale is using as drink table…..So yeah, I picked it up for $50!
So a bit of sanding and polishing and waxing, and I’m going to have a hell of a top for my old Crafstman that cost me probably $350 to setup over the past 15 years.