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jav185

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05-23-2015 03:48 PM

Hi everybody! This is my first post! I have a question, just pulled the trigger on a grizzly go690 table saw and was wondering what kind of zero clearance insert to get for it? Been looking at leecraft but can’t find a model that says it fits this saw.


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#1 posted 05-23-2015 03:56 PM

Make your own. A quick search will show you about a zillion ways to do it.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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#2 posted 05-23-2015 04:01 PM

Doesn’t Grizzly offer one for it?

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#3 posted 05-23-2015 10:15 PM

Congrats on the new saw….fine choice in that price range IMO.

The Leecraft inserts are made from phenolic, which is an excellent medium for an insert….strong, stiff, flat and machinable. It’s a critical component in the end performance of any table saw….if it flexes or causes the wood to deflect off it, the cut will suffer. Grizzly offers the SKU: T20916 / MPN: GZT20 for $33, which seems a bit steep once you add shipping. The Grizzly insert is likely made by Leecraft, so it may exist elsewhere for less money. You can always get one that’s slightly larger than the original for G0690 and trim it down to size….sander or router should work well, or just buy a phenolic blank and machine it down from scratch. Years ago I used a Delta Unisaw insert for my Shop Fox saw….sanded a few fractions of an inch and it fit like a glove.

High grade plywood works ok too, but is more prone to warping and movement than phenolic. Some of the thinner UHMW plastic inserts are also prone to warping.

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#4 posted 05-23-2015 10:32 PM

Thanks!

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#5 posted 05-24-2015 01:30 AM

jav, sorry to highjack your post, but I have been wondering about this.

Do I really need one, and if it is so important, why does the saw not come with a ZCI to start with?

I have a SS PCS and just use the insert it came with, use a riving knife if it changes anything.

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#6 posted 05-24-2015 02:33 AM

Pulled the trigger? What the hell does that mean?

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#7 posted 05-24-2015 02:40 AM



jav, sorry to highjack your post, but I have been wondering about this.

Do I really need one, and if it is so important, why does the saw not come with a ZCI to start with?

I have a SS PCS and just use the insert it came with, use a riving knife if it changes anything.

- BroncoBrian

Stamped steel and the like are cheaper to manufacture.


Pulled the trigger? What the hell does that mean?

- DKV

I thought you had your serious face on?

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#8 posted 05-24-2015 03:15 AM

I am very serious…I hate, absolutely hate “pull the trigger”.

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#9 posted 05-24-2015 03:20 AM

Instead of pull the trigger, why don’t you say “start the car” or “go to the bathroom” or “shut the door” or… Get what I mean? Pull the trigger? What does that even mean? Did you hear someone else say it and thought it was cool? How is it more cool than “I just bought” or ” I recently purchased” or…

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#10 posted 05-24-2015 03:39 AM

Doesn’t everyone know yet to not respond to DKV?

On the other subject, I have a 1023RLW with a grizzly ZCI that I ordered
with the saw. The Grizzly ZCI sits on top of my tool chest unused and I
have two inserts made from scrap baltic birch (one for a dado, and one for
a normal blade) that I use instead.

A retailer bought ZCI is, in my opinion, one of the biggest wastes of
money around. If you do any dado work, and eventually you will, you’ll
need N inserts for N dado widths and you’ll quickly discover scrap BB makes
a fine insert.

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jav185

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#11 posted 05-24-2015 04:19 AM

Wow!! It’s really nice to be welcomed to lumber jocks!! A big thanks especially to DKV!!

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#12 posted 05-24-2015 11:26 AM


Wow!! It s really nice to be welcomed to lumber jocks!! A big thanks especially to DKV!!

- jav185


Yeah, it can hurt sometimes LOL – welcome anyway, good place here for the most part.

Build your own insert – working on building a few for my new saw the next few days/weeks – which ever :)

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#13 posted 05-24-2015 03:19 PM



Wow!! It s really nice to be welcomed to lumber jocks!! A big thanks especially to DKV!!

- jav185

You will learn to like him. Or not.

Mostly he adds quite a bit of humor, and lately is the origin of more closed threads than anyone. But he is one of us and does know what he is doing when it comes to woodworking. I think he needs a sidekick, like Page on Scorpion.

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#14 posted 05-24-2015 05:46 PM

I guess you could look at it as “load the chamber” which is start the research and determine your best options, also start to prep the wife. “Cock the gun” which is make a decision and get the wife to agree. “Pull the trigger” would be make the purchase after getting the wife’s final ok. No wife ok? Start over. Better luck next time around. I guess “pull the trigger” is ok if you consider all that goes with it. I suppose if the wife says no in “pull the trigger” the next step could be “flush the toilet”. To really make points and hope you do better next time around you could add the step “put the seat down”.

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#15 posted 05-24-2015 06:12 PM

Or “cook the grenade” mix it up

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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