Tips & Tricks: Restoring throat platesComments (0)
This article is from Issue 108 of Woodcraft Magazine
Over time, the opening in my stock table saw throat plate became ragged. To restore it to true zero-clearance (ZC) performance I packed the underside with auto body filler, clamping a scrap of plywood covered with packing tape to seal the opening. After the filler dried, I placed the insert into my saw’s throat opening and clamped it with my rip fence, being sure the fence was clear of the blade. Then, I slowly raised the spinning blade through the filler to create a new ZC opening. A call to SawStop ahead of time confirmed that Bondo brand filler contains no metal and will not interfere with the saw’s electronic safety features.
—Charles Mak, Calgary, Alberta, CA
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