How to Make a Zero Clearance Table Saw Insert | Woodworking

How to Make a Zero Clearance Table Saw Insert | Woodworking

I made some zero clearance throat plate inserts for my Grizzly 1023 RLW table saw with riving knife and 7-foot rails using some Walnut I had on hand. You could easily make the same thing from 1/2″ or 3/4″ plywood or some other scrap.

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50 Comments

  1. JAMES TAYLOR on January 3, 2023 at 2:03 am

    Well done, thanks

  2. Brett Bozyk on January 3, 2023 at 2:03 am

    Another great video, Will. WALKER10 does not work with the jointer, though…at least for me.

  3. Sambojobo on January 3, 2023 at 2:06 am

    Best looking insert I have ever seen. I’m going to steal your idea. My grizzly doesn’t have a riving knife so I usually make my own for it. Thanks for the great video.

  4. greg randol on January 3, 2023 at 2:07 am

    I used woodglut instructions for this and I already did it 🙂

  5. David Shearer on January 3, 2023 at 2:09 am

    I clicked on the video Because you used a fancy wood for your throat plate! Great video!

    Question: Is the riving knife necessary when using a zero clearance throat plate? – I’m new to table saws. Thanks!

  6. Hey I'm a Maker on January 3, 2023 at 2:09 am

    Looks swanky, I made one out of pine but found that ambient changes caused it to get stuck. Never an issue with warping but just not able to get the insert out all the time.

  7. I Enjoy Creating Videos on January 3, 2023 at 2:11 am

    Nice zero clearance insert William! Thanks for sharing it with us.😎👍JP

  8. ChinskiChat on January 3, 2023 at 2:13 am

    Nice job – Do you need something at the rear to prevent it flicking up? Were the screws in order to adjust height? Thanks

  9. Lars de Waardt on January 3, 2023 at 2:13 am

    It’s something pretty to look at. Youtube did something again which made it I didn’t see you had a new video up, as i follow you on facebook I noticed you did and for some reason the notification bell was turned off, again.

  10. Gib Clark on January 3, 2023 at 2:13 am

    👍👍👍👍I look forward to getting yelled at for wasting walnut

  11. HENRY ! on January 3, 2023 at 2:14 am

    It’s a great video and a beautiful insert!

  12. Making Stuff on January 3, 2023 at 2:14 am

    Use the wood you want for what ever you want 😀

  13. Alvin Dueck on January 3, 2023 at 2:16 am

    Something small but a fantastic idea. Looks great.

  14. tigersunruss on January 3, 2023 at 2:19 am

    It’s funny, All I have left to make mine is a Walnut scrap.

  15. Nectar on January 3, 2023 at 2:20 am

    What exactly were the screws for?

  16. Josh Dirkson on January 3, 2023 at 2:20 am

    Blasphemy! Unsub! (totally kidding – i’m just jealous)

  17. Briz Mason on January 3, 2023 at 2:21 am

    love it!!

  18. Do Dílny on January 3, 2023 at 2:23 am

    Great video 👌🏻

  19. Bryson Senevira on January 3, 2023 at 2:25 am

    Wow that looks so good. I’m very new to this craft I like the look of that insert going to watch your Vid. about 10more time go out get me some wood and make me one….

  20. Brian Prusa on January 3, 2023 at 2:25 am

    You make everything look sexy. Nice work Wm.

  21. Coomanboo on January 3, 2023 at 2:28 am

    Funny, I did the same thing out of walnut only my walnut is from a 103 year old barn. I managed to leave just a little of the old saw kerf and I must say it looks a little overboard but nobody else ever sees it but me soooo. I also have that tablesaw and although I wanted an American made cabinet saw, I have become very happy with this little jewel. Looking to make an out feed table,,,,finish yours already. Ha! Great videos!!

  22. Thom spillane on January 3, 2023 at 2:29 am

    Sweet inserts I’m the same way it’s all good Will.

  23. Master of None on January 3, 2023 at 2:33 am

    Great result! And great explanation. Thank you

  24. David Koba on January 3, 2023 at 2:35 am

    after watching this i also made one out of walnut lol. so pretty.

  25. Matt G on January 3, 2023 at 2:35 am

    Hey how loose should my filler piece in the back of the blade slot be to accommodate for the glue on the joint? Or how tight. I don’t want to.mess this up. Thanks.

  26. Don Lager on January 3, 2023 at 2:37 am

    Awesome

  27. Evan Dunville on January 3, 2023 at 2:37 am

    That’s great!

  28. Christopher Klosowski on January 3, 2023 at 2:37 am

    I agree with you, it;s your shop and you are entitled to do what ever makes you happy . Even if you want to make plates out of ivory that is you decision, great video enjoy them very much.

  29. David Koba on January 3, 2023 at 2:38 am

    Is the screws for adjusting the height?

  30. Joe Beezy on January 3, 2023 at 2:39 am

    This video is perfect!!! Thanks for posting it

  31. BBL warranty department on January 3, 2023 at 2:40 am

    “My saw deserved…”

    Wife: am I a joke to u

  32. Carbonite Gamorrean on January 3, 2023 at 2:41 am

    Beautimos. Love walnut…

  33. Galland 34 on January 3, 2023 at 2:42 am

    A question please. How do you stop the insert plate from being picked up by the saw blade ?. I could not see any anchorage to the table saw.

  34. Rusted Nail on January 3, 2023 at 2:43 am

    Use what you got i like it

  35. Andrea's Workshop on January 3, 2023 at 2:44 am

    I read somewhere:
    ”If you make something useful go that extra mile and make it beautiful as well.”
    You certainly applied this moto to your shop 🙂

  36. CReeves Makes on January 3, 2023 at 2:45 am

    I was just looking at a small piece of walnut in my wood area and thought, that would be an awesome zc insert! This turned out great William! Happy Spring and keep building!

  37. Waldemar Ishibashi on January 3, 2023 at 2:48 am

    It might be just a cultural difference but it is common in Japan to do tools used every day out of quality materials. Tools should be beautiful not just useful. For many people, me included, tools are as important as art.
    Stop apologizing for your choices. Especially that you clearly know what you are doing 😉

  38. Scott Bevans on January 3, 2023 at 2:48 am

    Not only great looking walnut, but no adjustment screws showing. Nice job.

  39. Bill coley on January 3, 2023 at 2:48 am

    They are a little tricky to copy

  40. Mitch Clark on January 3, 2023 at 2:49 am

    Mine has to be pretty thin to fit my saw. I made a couple out of walnut and I’m getting some cupping. Any recommendations? Should I just make it out of plywood?

  41. Collin Bussey on January 3, 2023 at 2:49 am

    Looks great! Use what you want, it’s your shop!

  42. JT S on January 3, 2023 at 2:50 am

    Totally cool idea to use the walnut, it is a thing of beauty and can also provide inspiration for bringing beauty to the projects you are working on.

  43. Grumpy Woodchucker on January 3, 2023 at 2:50 am

    Beautiful!!!

  44. Sion Hughes on January 3, 2023 at 2:53 am

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  45. AntiLißTard ed on January 3, 2023 at 2:53 am

    Nice!!……Looks great with walnut for sure…..I did the same thing on my tablesaw….but I used ironwood from northern Mich……and I also made one for my DeWalt slide miter saw since I cut a lot of smaller things on it also…….eventually I ended up re-making the one on my table saw out of teflon (or whatever that plastic shit is that I bought from Woodcraft for making casting molds)and that works awesome!!….great video BTW!!

  46. Mark Schoenhals on January 3, 2023 at 2:54 am

    I have a Montgomery wards that is missing the insert a square on the backend and round on the front how do you fix that

  47. Mike Kapotsy on January 3, 2023 at 2:56 am

    Nicely done Will!

  48. Trent Young on January 3, 2023 at 2:58 am

    There’s never too much walnut

  49. Tom Rudd on January 3, 2023 at 2:59 am

    *gasp* walnut! I’m going to use guanacaste lol

  50. Wayne G on January 3, 2023 at 3:02 am

    I love that you used walnut. I can not even imagine why anyone with half a brain would object to its use as long as it is stable and well seasoned. I was taught in part by old school approach and methods by those whos craft was how they made a living. They took pride in their craft and in their tools. When you had to repair or modify a tool you tried your best to us the finest materials you had available. I recently had to replace the knob on a hundred year old hand plane. I made it out of cheery.

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