Avoid tablesaw tearout with a zero-clearance insert. This insert, which replaces your saw’s factory-supplied throat plate, provides up-close support for the wood fibers during cutting, and also prevents small offcuts from falling into the throat and rattling around in your saw.
WOOD Magazine’s Jim Heavey shows you two easy methods for customizing an insert for your tablesaw.
NOTE: This video was produced before riving knives were required in the U.S. Here’s how to add a riving knife: https://www.woodmagazine.com/woodworking-how-to/wood-preparation/resawing/adding-a-riving-knife-to-a-zero-clearance-insert
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