Leecraft - Steel City Deluxe Blade Insert
LEECRAFT Phenolic Inserts and Sheet Stock reduce splintering and chip-out on the bottom side of regular or dado table saw cuts. Simply raise your saw blade through the insert to create a "kerf"...
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- 1/2" thick
- High density phenolic laminate
- 14-11/16" x 3 3/4"
- Riving knife slot
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Did the job very well
When I raise the blade it sometimes catch's,but my blade might have a little wobble.No big deal,works fine otherwise.
Verify with a straight edge
I purchased the insert plate with the expectations of a machined product that is flat. The plate I received as well as the replacement were not flat. Additionally, there was no rear safety pin as advertised. Come on. If you are going to manufacture insert plates, make them right. I can't justify a higher rating as an insert plate should foremost by FLAT! I will be purchasing a piece of Melamine and making my own inserts in the future.
Bought this for the Ridgid Granite Top R4511. This installs easily by adjusting 2 screws threaded into two edges of the insert. Gives it a nice tight fit. They also put an undercut on the insert so it will sit flat when the blade is all the way down to make it much safer to make the initial cut through the insert. It is also much flatter and stiffer than the original metal insert.
Good product but...
As stated above, the insert does not lock into the saw making me a little concerned it could catch on the blade with a little movement a fire back at the user.
A Must Buy for Straight Cuts
I bought two inserts to replace the factory insert for my Model 35903, which is not flat and can not be leveled. The LeeCraft insert is easy to install and level, but only works for straight cuts. The blade will not lower far enough, if it is tilted more than about 20 degrees. Note - The WARNINGS state "RIVING KNIFE MUST BE REMOVED", but this is not stated in the instructions.
Recommended, but could be improved.
The fit was excellent & setting it up was a lot easier than the original insert. However, the pre-cut riving knife hole wasn't long enough for my riving knife (supplied with the machine) and as I raised the blade to cut the zero-clearance, the riving knife caused a slight fracture in the insert between the knife and the blade part of the insert. I'm not too stressed about this as it will not interfere with the cut.