I would like to get a ZCI today at either Woodcraft or Rockler. IIRC,
neither has a model specifically listed for the Grizzly. I have heard that
the ZCI for Delta Unisaw fits the Griz. Anyone know this FOR SURE?
Also, any rec on the best type? I would like to find one like Norm
uses..with a replaceable wooden section around the blade.
I get really fancy and use the original with a pattern bit. Makes a
perfect copy...just rough it out first. You can make 3 or 4 in less than
30 minutes. I use hardwood and use the planer to shave it down to just the
Don't forget to put a nail in the back to keep that rear of the insert
I second that one. You *can* ask me about it:
or the short version:
You can make one yourself. You can get the material at a plastics house or
use wood. You pattern rout the outside. You drill and tap 4 holes and that's
it. If you want to have the wood inserts you can make it out of aluminum.
Aluminum routs with carbide router bits very nicely.
"Newshound" wrote in message > I would like to get a ZCI today at either
Woodcraft or Rockler. IIRC,
I made mine out of solid-surface countertop material. The most
time-consuming part of it all was making a pattern (I used particle board.
I cut out the solid surface a little bit large with the table saw and band
saw, clamped the pattern to the solid surface, and routed it with a trimmer
bit. A little touch-up with a block sander and I was done. Once I was
finished, I placed it into the machine with the blade down and slowly
cranked the blade up.
If you need to have holes, you can do that also and countersink the holes.
You can often get scraps of Corian or Gibraltar (or other brands of solid
surface) from cabinet/countertop shops, as they are scrap.
Also remember you need a good strong router and it will be hard on your
bits, but not too much.
Have a nice day, woodstuff
Table saws have an insert around the blade that you can remove. You might
replace it with a dado insert with a very wide saw slot for several blades
or a zero clearance insert that has no additional clearance around the
blade. The benefit of the zero clearance insert is that it is "impossible"
for a small stick of cut off wood to catch in the space between the blade
and the insert.
I don't use one very often, but they keep the bottom side of the board from
tearing out. Very handy for cutting plywood. It does seem to increase the
amount of sawdust that gets thrown on top of the saw though.
I also use them I'm dadoing a narow board so it gets better support.
firstname.lastname@example.org (Ron Truitt) wrote in
Unlike everyone else, I got a zero clearance insert just as a higher
quality replacement for the stock insert. I routed a 1/4" groove in
it for the blade (I tried making it ZC but it was noisy that way).
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