zero clearance troat plate
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  Re: zero clearance troat plate by Jwelch (I am looking for the...)
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  Re: RE: zero clearance troat plate by Jwelch (Thank you everyone f...)
(01-31-2021, 04:44 PM)Jwelch Wrote: Thank you everyone for your input on this. I will take your advice and see what I can figure out for my saw. I will upload some pictures when I get things worked out. The biggest problem I have is I don't have a router so cutting thicker lumber to fit the table saw is a lot harder to do without that so I was trying to stay close to the thickness of the insert that it came with.



You don't need a router to help match the thickness.  Simply drill or chisel out recesses where it rests on the tabs.  Then use set screws to level it.
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Brad

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#23
  Re: zero clearance troat plate by Jwelch (I am looking for the...)
If I remember correctly from my old Craftsman saw, the issue was their saw required a thin insert. I also used hardboard for a quick and easy ZCI. To keep it from warping in the humid unconditioned shop, I glued a 3/4” square strip of hardwood on the underside, running from front to back. Placed it to the side of the blade away from the arbor, to avoid interference. That gave it the rigidity to prevent bowing.
John
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#24
  Re: zero clearance troat plate by Jwelch (I am looking for the...)
Plywood. In addition of 4 thru holes for leveling set screws, If there is any side play at all, I put 2 set screws in 1 side.
Anyone except me ever have a throat plate explode? 1/4 of it hit an overhead lite ablove the saw. Woke me up!
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#25
  Re: zero clearance troat plate by Jwelch (I am looking for the...)
Peachtree Woodworking also used to have the inserts for those older saws.
Steve

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#26
  Re: zero clearance troat plate by Jwelch (I am looking for the...)
(01-24-2021, 04:25 PM)Jwelch Wrote: I am looking for the best material to make a zero clearance throat plate for my craftsman table saw. It is a very old table saw and I can't find any information on available blanks to buy. I have created a few out of 1/4 inch hardwood board but the problem I am having is the humidity in southeast Texas causes them to warp. So I was wondering if there was any material that might hold up better to the climate in my area?

A good material to make cheap and effective throat plates out of is laminate flooring material. The kind that is laminated on both sides. It is made to resist swelling and is quite stiff. It is also thin enough for most saws. drill holes and use set screws as levelers.
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  Re: RE: zero clearance troat plate by Pirate (Plywood. In addition...)
(05-07-2021, 05:50 PM)Pirate Wrote: Plywood. In addition of 4 thru holes for leveling set screws, If there is any side play at all, I put 2 set screws in 1 side.
Anyone except me ever have a throat plate explode? 1/4 of it hit an overhead lite ablove the saw. Woke me up!

If the cause was the plate lifting I attach a fender washer under the insert on the end away from you.  This prevents it from lifting.  When making the first cut for the blade slot I put the fence over the insert close to where it will cut through to hold it in place.   Roly
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  Re: RE: zero clearance troat plate by brianwelch (Good source for inse...)
(01-25-2021, 09:10 AM)brianwelch Wrote: Good source for inserts is MLCS woodworking, free shipping and reasonable pricing.

https://www.mlcswoodworking.com/shopsite...+table+saw

scroll down about 1/2 way...

Wow that's a good price.
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#29
  Re: zero clearance troat plate by Jwelch (I am looking for the...)
I got this tape for my chop saw.  I don't know what will happen when I tilt the blade, but working OK other than that concern.  Installs really easily.  Haven't tried to remove one yet.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07C68GTVK?psc...ct_details

This shows the use and installation.  I cleaned my plate first with rubbing alcohol.  It seems that is not required.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAXhU_XAyxQ
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#30
  Re: zero clearance troat plate by Jwelch (I am looking for the...)
I've seen many people recommend corian or its equal as a zero clearance insert. I've worked with it a bit. It's brittle and can shatter easily sending shards. I would never use it as a zero clearance insert.

I prefer baltic birch plywood. To adjust the thickness just use a few layers of duct tap where it sits on the saw's tabs.
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