I am trying to find a dado blade table saw insert for my 20 year old
Rockwell Super 10 table saw. Tried searching net and local stores,
but noone seems to stock anything.
Rockwell Super 10" Table Saw
Cat No 34-710
Serial No 204404c84
Normal blade insert is:
11 5/8 by 3 1/2 inches and about 1/8 inch thick.
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Use the regular insert as a pattern and cut a dado insert from MDF,
using a pattern bit in a router. Use carpet tape to hold the original
to the MDF. While the tools are out, make 4. It won't take much
more time, and you'l have zero clearance inserts, ZC tilt inserts,
Cut the opening just like you would with a zero clearance insert,
except with the dado set mounted. Holding the insert in place with a
4x4, or some other large block of wood, slowly raise the spinning
blade through it.
The insert can be leveled with set screws and t-nuts, or by simply
putting layers of masking tape under the low corner(s).
THINK! You've got a woodshop at your disposal. <G>
Get a piece of furniture-grade 1/2" ply and make your own. A bandsaw
or jigsaw is helpful. Glue on a small wooden hook (a piece of
popsicle stick) at the back that slips under the table. Sand or use
masking tape to make adjustments to make it flush with your top.
Turn on the saw and raise the blade into the insert.
Just make one out of 1/8" MDF. Tack the stock one to the wood and use
a flush trimming bit in your router to copy the exact size. Drop it
in with the blade completely lowered, turn on the saw, and raise the
blade. Zero clearance insert.
Make your own. I did it for my old Craftsman tablesaw (Model 113.29920).
Made one for dado blades and a for thin kef blades. Made extra blanks in
case I need to replace one in the future. I have been using them for
about 18 months now.
There you go: make a bunch of your own out of wood, plywood, MDF, or
plastic (lexan or plexiglas). You could alo use melamine covered
particle board and possibly other things I can't think of right now.
Rough cut it and use a router with a bearing guided flush trim bit to
get the exact size. Use the original insert as the template. Once
it's made, clamp it in place using a board or the fence and slowly
raise your dado blade into it. To adjust the height, use paper,
cardboard, masking tape, or drill and tap four little set screws.
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