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Zero Clearance Bandsaw Inserts (Set of 5), Jet
Zero Clearance Bandsaw Inserts (Set of 5), Jet Item #21958
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Zero Clearance Bandsaw Inserts (Set of 5), Delta
Zero Clearance Bandsaw Inserts (Set of 5), Delta Item #25655
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Zero Clearance Bandsaw Insert

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Reduce splintering and tear-out, and keep small drop-offs from falling between the blade and wheels. These semi-rigid, plastic inserts snap in to replace your old, beat-up throat plate. Ideal for scrollwork, small or fragile parts, and woods prone to splintering, these inserts provide a solid base for your workpiece at very little cost. Will not dull your saw teeth.

(1) 5 Pack of Zero Clearance Bandsaw Inserts
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Weight 0.1800
Tech Spec
  • Delta Inserts Measure: 2-1/2" (OAD - Overall Diameter) x 2-3/16" (to lip)
  • Jet Inserts Measure: 2-1/2" (OAD) x 1-3/4" (to lip)
  • Imported
4.1 / 5.0
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zero clearance bandsaw inserts
Found this product to be exactly what I needed for my vintage Delta Rockwell bandsaw. These inserts are blanks that allow for cutting custom kerfs for each blade used on the saw.
July 10, 2019
4 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Great product
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Added Jun 9, 2019
June 9, 2019
6 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Good fit , safer than metal inserts
I bought these because the inserts that my saw came with are aluminum. I abuse my bandsaw from time to time , and have had some scary incidents with metal inserts with bigger blades . Bye bye $30 Timberwolf ! Aside from being plastic and safe , you are not restricted to a zero insert application. You can make the hole whatever size that suits you . The guys at Rockler helped me think up a way to start these safely . Cut and clamp a scrap price of wood to the table , then cut your slot to your needs .
Safer when cutting uneven wood
Safer when cutting uneven wood
May 13, 2019
7 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Delta should have supplied OEM.
Needed only slight filing on outside edge to fit perfectly. Use a turning center finder to scribe a line and cut slot with thin handsaw. Far better than original POS Delta supplied with 14” bandsaw. Wish I’d known about thes 10 years ago!
February 5, 2019
Woodworking Experience:
An inexpensive upgrade
A simple, cheap upgrade to my 14" Jet bandsaw. They fit perfectly.
October 10, 2018
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Cheap enough to change with every blade change, fits blade perfect
February 27, 2018
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
work just fine after alteration
Porter Cable 14 inch band saw. the inserts are slightly larger, the depth was slightly short. nothing that wouldn't be taken care of by a Dremel. they work fine.
January 26, 2018
1 year ago
need a replacement
good price for needed item
January 19, 2018
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Great job
Works just as it should
November 5, 2017
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Zero clearance band saw inserts
I am using these inserts with my Grizzle band saw. They are a perfect fit. Just needed to cut the opening for the blade.
October 25, 2017
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
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broke the only one I had needed to replace it
Allen C on Aug 1, 2018
need new ones
Gary L. S on Jun 23, 2018
broke the only one I had needed to replace it
Allen C on Aug 1, 2018
This item has an incorrect price on the website. Item 21958 should $10.99 and not $11.99. Please adjust this order..
jon b on Jul 13, 2018
need new ones
Gary L. S on Jun 23, 2018
first time
John P on Jun 3, 2018
broke my last one
Phat F on May 10, 2018
needed it
Terry T on Apr 18, 2018
Fits my saw
wendell b on Apr 13, 2018
I based my decision on the ratings.
JOAN M on Mar 30, 2018
I have been needing these inserts for years
WILLIAM M on Mar 21, 2018
I choose this item because the throat plate on my 14" Jet band saw broke in half.
Chuck H on Mar 18, 2018
Old insert is bent and does not fit well
Russell K on Mar 6, 2018
size and value
FELIX G on Mar 1, 2018
need one
Terry M on Feb 23, 2018
Rodney B on Feb 22, 2018
MICHAEL N N on Feb 6, 2018
Rockler has the best price on this hard-to-find item and has a good, trusted name.
Rick W on Jan 28, 2018
Thought these inserts would be a nice addition to me band saw for thin cuts on small pieces.
Joseph B on Jan 4, 2018
I needed these to get my fathers old band saw useable again
theodore k on Dec 30, 2017
used up my last one, need new ones
jerry on Dec 29, 2017
I am making my own inlay banding. This will help with small pieces.
Nancy on Nov 27, 2017
The old one is way big and of aluminum
Lloyd L on Nov 26, 2017
This (the Jet version) had the closest measurements to my Harbor Freight (Central Machinery) bandsaw.
Mark S on Nov 22, 2017
New Jet bandsaw
Richard B on Aug 25, 2017
they are blue
Paul B on Jul 7, 2017
Mine is getting beat up, need a few more
Grant B on May 5, 2017
reduce tear-out
charlie z on Apr 26, 2017
need a new bandsaw insert
Michael C on Apr 19, 2017
Want better cuts on my bandsaw.
Gary M on Apr 13, 2017
Review indicated insert would fit my Grizzly 14" bandsaw
David W on Mar 14, 2017
I need it for my bandsaw
Earl K on Mar 2, 2017
Original bandsaw insert was worn out.
Michael R on Mar 1, 2017
Old ones worn out
Michael Brewster T on Feb 20, 2017
unit fits my saw
noble k on Feb 4, 2017
Michael P on Jan 16, 2017
out of inserts
ken b on Jan 11, 2017
Needed more
Rod R on Jan 7, 2017
only place that sells them
David W on Jan 4, 2017
It was the only option I saw
curtis F on Dec 14, 2016
seem to fit a bit on the loose side.
Charles S on Dec 12, 2016
Evelyn O on Oct 31, 2016
It will fit my band saw.
Barry R on Oct 25, 2016
clean cut
samuel d on Oct 9, 2016
JON F on Oct 1, 2016
Needed new inserts
Jeff M on Sep 27, 2016
Looked like they would fit my saw and have spares in case I break another one.
Dennis M on Sep 19, 2016
mine was broken
Ron T on Aug 27, 2016
lost old one
Robert W on Aug 23, 2016
Tried making my own and did not work to good and it was offered at the time of other purchase.
David S on Aug 16, 2016
Cause we needed them
Denise L on Jul 31, 2016
mine is worn
Gene R on Jul 11, 2016
This item has an incorrect price on the website. Item 21958 should $10.99 and not $11.99. Please adjust this order..
jon b on Jul 13, 2018
first time
John P on Jun 3, 2018
How is the best way to cut a straight, centered kirf in these inserts
Harold T on Mar 3, 2016
BEST ANSWER: with a 4 x 4 inch piece of scrap wood ,draw a vert. and horz. centerline. now drill a 2.5 in hole with a forstner bit about 1/4 in deep, then place insert in hole. with bandsaw cut kirf using the centerline.can be reused.hope this helps.
Will either of these work for a Grizzly 513X2 bandsaw?
Merrick L on Apr 26, 2015
BEST ANSWER: the easiest way to figure it out is to measure the overall diameter of your existing insert and match that to the two sizes available from Rockler. The next factor is whether or not the insert is notched. Those two factors will determine which of the Rockler inserts fit as they are available in two different sizes and (as far as I know) only the 2-1/2" insert is notched. After you determine which insert fits your saw, you will know if your saw is based on a Jet design or a Delta model. From there, you will be able to shop for upgrades and replacement parts for your saw based on whether the parts you want are for a Jet or Delta tool, the two major bandsaw companies that everybody builds for. Before I found Rockler, I made my own out of Rosewood or Walnut, an absolutely gorgeous "last resort".
will these work on a model #14 rockwell bandsaw??
robert w on May 5, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes they work very nicely.
Do either of these work on a older craftsman bandsaw?
A shopper on Jul 8, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Don't think so. The insert diameter for old Craftsman 12 bandsaw is 3 3/8". These are much smaller.
how thickness are
the inserts?
A shopper on May 31, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I think about 3/16, They are flush with the top of my Band saw table.
What is meant by 2-3/16" (to lip) and 1-3/4" (to lip)?
David U on Jan 16, 2016

The insert rests on a lip in the band saw table. The larger diameter represents the diameter of the hole in the top of the table.

The width of the inner lip, which supports the insert, varies with the manufacturer of the band saw model. Just make sure that the hole through which the blade passes the table is a bit larger than 1-3/4" and you'll have no problems.

If push comes to shove, you can always cut off the inner lip if the inner hole is too small and the insert should fit. I've never had to modify any of the inserts I've used. The biggest inconvenience is cutting the slot in the insert so that it centered.

I had no difficulty in finding the correct inserts from Rockler, and my band saw is nearly 70 years old.

Good luck, and have fun with the saw!


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Does anyone say whether these will fit the Porter Cable PCB330 14” Bandsaw ? I looked thru kind of quickly but didn’t see where anyone addressed The PC saw
Keith M on Aug 9, 2019
BEST ANSWER: If you are referring to the Porter Cable Bandsaw sold at Loews, I was totally unsuccessful in making the inserts work. I look forward to someone responding as to what I should have done.
Will these fit a 14” sears Craftsman saw? Pretty much the same a the Rikin 14”
Robert S on Mar 17, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I don't know about a craftsman14", but they would not fit my 14" Powermatic
will they fit a 14 inch Porter Cable?
steven s on Jan 3, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Not sure if it will fit a porter cable. I have a Delta band saw 14 in and it fits it perfectly.
Will these work for a Shop Smith bandsaw?
Daniel J on Mar 16, 2017
BEST ANSWER: They worked perfectly for my Jet bandsaw, but it depends on the size and depth of the throat opening ledge on your Shop Smith. They aren't very expensive, so it may be worth it for you to order them and see.
I have a older craftsman band saw with 2 3/4 OD insert any idea where i can get zero inserts ??
Loren R on Dec 28, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I inherited an older band saw about a year ago, and its original insert was missing so I bought a package of these blue plastic inserts at Rockler, cut a notch in through to about the middle, and it works great. The lack of clearance between the insert and the blade also seems to make it cut straighter, less blade-bending. I did have to doctor the lip of the insert a little to fit my saw but that was simple. A custom fit.
Can I get a zero clearance bandsaw insert at 1.375" Dia.?
Willie on Sep 4, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The catalog has two sizes both saying 2-1/2 Overall diameter, but the diameter to the lip is different. One for a Jet and one for a Delta band saw. If you feel you can sand down the discs to 1.375 it might work. Have you tried going back to the tools manufacturer company?


concept e on Aug 9, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Contact your local saw sharpening shop. They can usually custom weld a blade.
Can this work with an 18 inch porter cable scroll saw?
Theresa A on Aug 30, 2019
Which one fits the porta cable 10" bandsaw?
Chris K on Feb 26, 2019
Will these fit Delta 18” 28-682 bandsaw ?
Donnie M on Feb 5, 2019
I have a bandsaw with three diameter wheels x 3/4" and need urethane tires. Where can I get some?
Willie on Sep 4, 2017
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