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13 pointers for perfect plywood cuts

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Zero in on the best table insert

2. Zero in on the best table insert

Before cutting plywood, swap your tablesaw insert plate for a zero-clearance model, as shown in the photo, to dramatically reduce chip-out on the underside of the sheet. The blade cuts the opening in this type of insert to match its thickness, offering support to the workpiece edges along the cutline. You can buy zero-clearance inserts for most saws.

Find a Zero-clearance Insert for Your Tablesaw

How to Make a Zero-clearance Insert

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Comments (1)
jimb110 wrote:

Why buy zero clearance inserts? I cut a dozen or so at once out of 1/2" MDF and a master template and flush trim bit on the router table. I haven't used my original saw insert in years.

4/29/2013 08:16:20 PM Report Abuse

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