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  • Bandsaw Zero Clearance Insert

    I have a BS1400 bandsaw. Does anyone have any experience with these zero clearance inserts and their fit on this saw?

    http://www.amazon.com/Insert-Imports...2143565&sr=8-4

    http://www.amazon.com/Bandsaw-Insert...2143565&sr=8-9

    http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?p...ndsaw%20insert

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    Re: Bandsaw Zero Clearance Insert

    I have the Rockler inserts on a 14" Jet BS and they are OK. It is tough to cut the initial slot so the insert fits properly and since a bandsaw blade tends to flex the blade slot distorts and get wider, negating the ZC benefit. A ZC insert works great on a tablesaw, but on a bandsaw they are of limited value. I wouldn't buy them again.

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    • #3
      Re: Bandsaw Zero Clearance Insert

      Yeah you make a good point. I need a replacement hence the thought process of buying a few for zero clearance. I'll just scoop up a stock replacement.

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