This is the Workshop Tablesaw Accessories category of information.
This Do-it-yourself projects category features a collection of DIY free woodworking plans to build many types of tablesaw accessories from woodworking related web sites. The woodworkers construction information found on these sites range in quantity and quality.
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Zero Clearance Insert Online Video Making a Zero-Clearance Insert - While an auxiliary fence prevents tearout along the back edge of a workpiece, it does not help along the bottom face. As the blade exits the bottom of the workpiece, the teeth can cause tearout, especially with the wide opening in most table saw inserts. If you need a clean cut along both faces of a workpiece, the solution is a zero-clearance insert.
Zero Clearance Insert Plate Most table saw inserts have wide throat openings around the saw blade. This makes it all too easy for narrow cutoffs to fall in the opening and possibly bind against the blade. In addition, there is often chipout along the bottom face where the workpiece is not supported. To solve these problems, I like to use a zero-clearance insert. But...
Zero Clearance Insert, Making A In Shop Notes issue 90, you will find an article about making tough table saw cuts easily. One of those tough cuts is cutting thin strips. Part of the problem is the opening around the blade on a stock table saw insert. It is too wide. Narrow strips could fall into it. That could ruin the piece or even worse, kick back at you. An easy-to-make zero clearance insert is the solution. This link provides an online video.
Zero-Clearance Insert (video) The opening in a zero-clearance insert is just a single saw kerf. And this gives you two main benefits. First, it prevents tearout along the cut line because the cut is supported on both sides. Second, it provides an added measure of safety when ripping thin pieces.
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Zero-Clearance Jig Ensures Safe, Smooth Cuts Recently, I was building a project that required cutting inch wide grooves centered on the edge of some thick frame pieces. I mounted an inch dado blade in the table saw, and installed a dado blade insert. The only problem was the opening around the blade seemed huge. So big, in fact, I was concerned that the workpiece might actually tip down into the opening. That led me to build an L-shaped accessory that attaches to the rip fence on the table saw.