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  • LOW CLEARANCE INSERT FOR MITER SAW

    Newer model miter saws have an insert to provide an
    (almost) zero clearance for the blade. My MS1050 has a large gap. Is there any way to retrofit this saw or use a home built insert?

    Thanks for any help.

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    You can use your existing insert as a template to make a new one out of wood or another material that is the same thickness as the existing insert. You can cut the new material to rought shape and then finish it off with the router. Tape the existing insert to the new material with carpet tape or something similar and then use a straight bit with a bearing that rides along the edge of the existing template to cut the new one to the same size.

    At this point you should be done, and you can install it and lower the blade into it to make the zero-clearance kerf for your blade. You may want to clamp the insert down when you first cut into it so it won't have any chance to come loose during the initial cut.

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