Introduction: Chop Saw Insert

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Fashion a zero clearance insert for a miter saw to prevent tear out.

Step 1: Stock Width

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Remove the saw insert and cut a piece of stock to fit snugly in the insert space.

Step 2: Depth

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Cut the edges of the insert piece to sit flush with the saw top.

Step 3: Round Edge

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Trace the saw insert edge onto the wood piece. Sand the piece.

Step 4: Fit

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Remove any wood from the underside of the piece to allow for a snug fit.

Step 5: Screw Holes

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Use the insert as a template to drill screw holes. Countersink the holes. Place the new insert on the saw and cut a slot for the blade.

Step 6: Finish

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Give the insert a few coats of Danish Oil.

Step 7: Fasten

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Screw the insert in place.


efoster6 (author)2017-06-25

I have seen an easier one just by securing a thin piece of wood to the vertical back guide but it looks nowhere near as your's great job

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