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    Table saw zero clearance insert

    My table saw came with a 2 part aluminium insert that was slow to remove and left a large gap around the blade. I had some perspex the correct thickness so made a new insert. Mostly simple, trace the shape and cut it out but I did need to route a little recess for the arbour when the blade is at full height.
    Once I had thing set up I made a few spares.

    Very easy to cut the slot. I removed the riving knife, used the fence to hold the insert down and raised the blade through the insert. Once it was full height I then flipped the insert front to back and did the same procedure, this extended the slot toward the back making room for the riving knife. A little file work to smooth it out and i was done.
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    Thanks Rorschach! We've added your Zero Clearance Insert to our Table Saws category,
    as well as to your builder page: Rorschach's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:





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