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Make your own zero-clearance throat plate.

Phenolic Table Saw Insert Kit

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Make your own zero-clearance throat plate and save! This kit includes two phenolic plates for only a little more than the cost of one pre-cut plate! Just rout to the size you need with a Shear Cutting Flush Trim Bit (#24740, sold separately). Also works great for band saws, scroll saws, jigs and fences. Phenolic is extremely hard for optimum durability and provides friction-free sliding. It's so hard that traditional drill bits have a hard time getting through. No problem! Just use our exclusive Phenolic Countersink Drill Bit (#34423, sold separately) for the leveler holes. It is machined especially for phenolic, cuts quickly and won't wander.

(2) Phenolic Plates
(12) Screws for Leveling
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Brand Rockler
Weight 2.9500
Tech Spec
  • Phenolic Plates Measure: 3-7/8" x 14" x 1/2" Thick
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saw insert
Takes a little time fitting but they are very durable and easy to adjust for height. Great product
July 10, 2019
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Perfect for my needs
I haven't used it yet. However, I needed something like this for a long time. I can confirm that it is made of durable materials. I recently trimmed it to fit my table saw so it's ready to use.
July 8, 2019
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
This is a great, easy to work with insert. Made one for my single blade and one for my dado set.
Excellent material. Very easy to work with and made an excellent zero clearance insert.
Excellent material. Very easy to work with and made an excellent zero clearance insert.
May 17, 2019
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Phenolic table saw insert.
Very easy to machine. You don't need to buy their recommended drill bit. I just used a standard drill bit and tap which worked perfectly.
April 18, 2019
5 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Own a discontinued craftsman professional series table saw and went to change blade ant the pot metal insert broke into 5 pieces when I removed it. Found these universal inserts and once I shaped them to fit they worked great.
March 4, 2018
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Great product. Easy to router shape to match factory insert dimensions. Made one for zero tolerance and one for dado set. Rabbet the edges for desired thickness while leaving the meat in the middle. I would recommend and buy again.
December 15, 2017
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Works fine as a replacement.
July 7, 2017
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Great material for making custom size inserts
Good phenolic, both pieces were nice and flat. Good value, it would be nice if they offered different thicknesses and larger sizes
March 26, 2017
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Do an acurate job cutting it out.
If you do an acurate job of cutting it out it works very well I have had no problems with it at all.
August 31, 2015
over 4 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Great product! My first plate took...
Great product! My first plate took some experimenting but is a pleasure to use. I made the second plate yesterday and solved the blade clearance problem. I simply routed a 3/16" slot on the underside of the plate deep enough to provide clearance for the blade and then raised the blade to cut the regular slot. I did use a tap and die for the leveling screws. No problem.
August 14, 2012
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
I needed this product to replace my damaged DeWalt throat plate and because it is required for use with the Rockler Thin Rip device which I have on order.
RON C on Jun 17, 2019
bought new table saw and wanted quality inserts
Kenneth S on Mar 27, 2019
I needed this product to replace my damaged DeWalt throat plate and because it is required for use with the Rockler Thin Rip device which I have on order.
RON C on Jun 17, 2019
Upgrading my table saw
David L on Apr 26, 2019
bought new table saw and wanted quality inserts
Kenneth S on Mar 27, 2019
I got this to replace sworn out one one my old Delta Unisaw. I also wanted one for when my blade is tilted at 45 degrees.
Mark Y on Mar 8, 2019
goes with the wine rack projects I'm planning
Jere S on Feb 1, 2019
John D on Jan 26, 2019
Going to make a zero clearance and dado insert
Jerry S on Dec 23, 2018
this was on my husbands wish list
Crystal C on Dec 3, 2018
my mdf inserts to light, kickback was painful. back or front lifted and got caught in blade.
dennis b on Mar 20, 2018
To make a throat plate for my new shark guard system
Martha W on Mar 19, 2018
So my dad can have a ZERO gap sawing for better safety
BRAD G on Dec 12, 2017
New insert on old Grizzly 1022, other was getting beat up.
Mike S on Jun 15, 2017
need to make a zero clearance throat plate
Mike R on Mar 17, 2017
Nor sure
Roland G on Mar 11, 2017
Safeety and cleaner cuts in small rips.
Terry R on Feb 23, 2017
Because the only choice in premade inserts said something about not being for right tilt saws.
I didn't know which type I have
Gary J F on Feb 17, 2017
Replacing grossly inadequate insert on contractor style table saw with zero clearance version.
Mark M on Dec 29, 2016
I purchased the material to creat zero clearance inserts for my tablesaw
Jerald S on Dec 19, 2016
needed a dado insert for my porter-cable table saw... unfortunately, these inserts were to narrow. Maybe I will find another use for them in the future
JASON H on Nov 25, 2016
Because they don't make replacements for my Craftsman Table saw that is only 15 yrs old.
Joseph F on Oct 16, 2016
need multiple zero clearance inserts
Steve J on Sep 14, 2016
returned them as the opening in my older table saw was 3/4 inch longer then these plates. Double check size if you have an older craftsman before u order. I was disappointed.
mark c on Aug 26, 2016
No pre-fabed inserts for left tilt delta on the site.
Jacob R D on Jul 31, 2016
Need to replace old
Alex on Jun 24, 2016
finally got dado set and needed to get the insert
CLAUDE S on Feb 19, 2016
To be used at my table saw
OSAMA MOHAMED A on Dec 15, 2015
Because I have an old Boice Crane table saw the blade insert is missing hope can make one.
Ronald E on Sep 27, 2015
can't find one premade for my saw and I get 2 for less than the price of just 1.
Mike K on Sep 23, 2015
Bought some before and were really nice for my old table saw. I have upgraded to a new saw and want perfectly fit zero clearance inserts so I make my own out of this kit.
John J on Jun 13, 2015
"Looks like it will do the job well."
Jesse C on May 6, 2015
These did not fit the Craftsman contractor table saws.
Randy K on May 1, 2015
Need to Make Zero Clearance Inserts
Ben S on Apr 28, 2015
Great quality, with everything you need
Kevin L on Apr 19, 2015
Upgrading my table saw
David L on Apr 26, 2019
I got this to replace sworn out one one my old Delta Unisaw. I also wanted one for when my blade is tilted at 45 degrees.
Mark Y on Mar 8, 2019
How do you make it a 14 3/8 inch hole?
Wayne R on Jan 8, 2018
1/2" is way too thick for Ridgid R4512 throat well. Any suggestions for getting this product to fit?
Charles L on Mar 9, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I custom fit on to a shallow throat by running a dato around the edge just shy of the final depth. then I added leveling screws.
Will the phenolic material hold up to a 1/8" supporting lip? My Delta 34-670 table saw uses a metal throat plate that's supported by a 1/8" indent to level with the say table. Thank you.
D H on Aug 18, 2017
BEST ANSWER: You've probably already used the product, by now, but I would say NO! The phenolic material is too brittle at 1/8". At the price you pay for these inserts, once you cut them down to your fitment, any break will render them worthless. Stick to wooden inserts. IMHO.
What about a Kobalt 1015 10 inch table saw? These have really thin approximately 1/8th inch plate inserts.
Wood og on Oct 2, 2016
BEST ANSWER: i trick you might want to try is to put a piece of painters tape over the edge of the blade opening, put a few drops of hot melt glue around the edges and sit the insert into the opening. have a couple of sticks double sided taped to the insert straddling it and push down on the insert to make it level with the saw top. let it sit for a while and then lift the insert out. the glue will have stuck to the insert and it will keep the insert level with the saws surface.
What type/size are the leveling screws? Wondering what size I'll need to tap the plate.
Alan C on May 11, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Alan C. You ask about size of set screws. I don't remember exactly; but, since you drill and tap your own I would think the only limiting factor is the size of the ears where the set screw contacts and the size of your tools available, eg. probably 1/4" because it is easier to see and adjust than 3/16" or 1/8" . I bought four new set screws at a local hardware. They fit nice and tight using my tap. I am far more satisfied with my throat
plate than the original. It never needs adjustment. Good luck!
Does this fit a delta /unisaw?
Mark D on Jul 7, 2017
BEST ANSWER: If your stock insert is less than 3 7/8" x 14" x 1/2", yes, it will fit. Use some double sided tape to attach your stock plate (topside down) to the phenolic blank, saw off the corners, then trim to size using your router and a flush trim bit. Be careful and use a starter pin on your router table. I have been using these blanks for years and they work well and look good, too. Don't forget to drill about a 1" hole on the near end for easy removal. Also, I made a new insert last week and used hot glue for leveling the plate instead of screws. Mark where the screws should be on the insert, put a good sized dollop of hot glue on each spot, carefully put the insert on the table and then press down with a straight edge on each end of the plate to level it. This may take two or three tries but it levels up the plate with less hassle. I have also made inserts for beveled cuts and for dado blades. Have fun and be safe.
will this work in a porter cable table saw?
woodrealm on Jun 20, 2015
BEST ANSWER: You'll need to measure the hole and compare it to the advertised dimensions of the blanks
Will the Craftsman insert fit a Craftsman 21833 Contractor table saw?
Matthew S on Apr 8, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I'm not positive if it will or not. I got my blanks along with the tools for level screws and router bit to cut to size, all from Rockler. I too have a Craftman table saw, but have not purchased anything for it from Craftman in the 16 years that I've had it. Hope this helped.
Will this work on a saw stop contractors saw?
Robert J on Feb 23, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Not sure. But, I would not purchase this item again. The original insert is easier to install especially since I'm just a hobbies and only use the saw on rare occasions for uke building.
Any one had any luck fitting this into a Delta 36-5152 Contractors Saw? If so, what issues did you encounter and how did you work around them?
Michael T on Nov 29, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I purchased this insert for my old Craftsman 10" table saw. I used the existing metal insert as a pattern.
I cut the insert with my scroll saw and made the fine adjustments with a belt sander and some hand sanding.
I got it to fit well. It works great giving me a tight fit to the saw blade. I hope this helps you.
I have a ryobi table saw with an insert 1.5" wide and 14" long. Can I use my bandsaw or table saw to cut the phenolic down to the proper size or is it too hard?
gwantoman on Mar 12, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I used a table saw and a scroll saw and sander to shape fit the insert down to size. It is a hard plastic
but not to hard to shape.
Randy K stated this did not work on Craftsman tablesaw. I have a Craftsman 315 Series, Is depth of the throat plate too shallow?
Paul D on Jun 22, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I am not familiar with your model of Craftsman saw. I have a real old craftsman table saw that I used the
insert on. I had to costume cut the insert to fit. I just used the existing metal insert as a template and sanded to get a tight fit. I placed weights on each end of the insert and raised the saw blade to get an exact slot cut. It works great!!
Can you rabbet this to a thickness of .10 inches, (1/10th of an inch), to use in a Grizzly 771Z???
Robert C on Jan 9, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I do not know.
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