What is dewalt zero clearance insert

How big is a zero clearance insert for a DeWalt table saw?

It fits eWalt DW744 and DW746; instructions are included and the kerf serves as a handy stock alignment guide. This product measures 13-5/8-by-3-3/4-by-1/2-inch (length by width by thickness). The "zero clearance" concept is simple: The blade cuts its own perfectly sized slot by being raised through a machinable "blank" insert.

What is the purpose of a zero clearance insert?

The purpose of a zero clearance insert is to bring the distance between the saw blade and the nearest supporting surface down to zero. As in zero clearance. In other words, there is no gap between the table saw top and the saw blade. The insert is as close as it can to the saw blade without physically touching it.

What kind of insert does leecraft zero clearance table saw use?

The "zero clearance" concept is simple: The blade cuts its own perfectly sized slot by being raised through a machinable "blank" insert. Leecraft inserts are 1/2-inch-thick, high-density phenolic laminate, with bonded-melamine surface.

Why does a table saw have zero clearance?

The throat plate is designed to allow clearance for the saw blade across the table saw’s entire range of bevel angles. It allows so many angle settings by having more clearance around the saw blade, whereas a ZCI has zero clearance around the blade.

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