Zero-Clearance Inserts Zero-Clearance Inserts Craftsman #CR-1 Leecraft Zero-Clearance Table Saw Insert 14"L x 3-3/4"W x 3/16"T
Find the Leecraft Zero-Clearance Insert for your Craftsman Table Saw
Model CR-1 14"L x 3-3/4"W x 3/16"T - Fits Craftsman belt drive models 1977 to mid 2004 (check size, see DL-1U)Model CR-2 14-3/8"L x 3-3/4"W x 3/16"T - Fits Craftsman models 113.29901, 113.29902, 113.29903, 113.29904, 113.299142, 113.29943, 113.29960
Model CR-3 14-3/8"L x 3-3/4"W x 3/32"T - Fits Craftsman models 103.29992, 113.22411, 113.27520, 113.27610, 113.27970, 113.29920, 113.29990, 113.29991, 113.29992
Model CR-4 15-1/8"L x 4-1/8"W x 1/8"T - Fits Craftsman models 351-218330, 21833
Model DL-1U 13-3/8"L x 3-3/4"W x 1/2"T - Fits Craftsman models 22104, 22114, 22124
Model SC-1 14-11/16"L x 3-3/4"W x 1/2"T - Fits Craftsman model 351.221160
Model SC-2 14-11/16"L x 3-3/4"W x 1/2"T - Fits Craftsman model 351.221160
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Use MicroJig MJ Splitter Kits for added table saw safety. Available in THICK or THIN kerf they are easily installed and simple to align. Not for use with Leecraft inserts that already have the riving knife slot cut in. Intended for inserts WITHOUT the riving knife slot.
INSTALLING AND FITTING YOUR INSERT
(Note: This insert does not require the front hold-down screw utilized on your original factory insert.).
- Lower the blade completely.
- Place insert in table with lug at rear and starter pocket located over blade. Note: If insert will not fit into table top opening due to interference with ledge, carefully remove material from underside of insert as required, by filing, sanding, routing, etc.
- Using 3/32 Allen (hex) wrench, run leveling screws down until insert is stable and flush with table top.
- Back out front end-adjustment screw and side adjustment screw to achieve a fit that is snug, yet removable.
CUTTING THE BLADE SLOT (KERF)
- Check that insert is fitted properly, and that blade is clear. Using a stick, reach under the table and rotate the blade manually to check for blade clearance.
- Fully cover the insert with a board, and clamp at each end to the table saw top.
- Re-connect power to saw. Switch on, slowly and cautiously raise blade up, to cut its way through the insert. KEEP HANDS OFF OF TABLE TOP, STAY CLEAR AND WEAR GOGGLES. Raise blade to maximum height at this time.
- Lower blade, turn off saw, and remove board. Your insert is now ready for use!
IMPORTANT TIPS FOR USE
- Only recommended for use with carbide tipped cutters.
- DADO BLADE - Use same procedures outlined above, but use additional caution due to excessive material being machined from insert during the slotting procedure.
- Under certain conditions, an undesirable scraping noise may be generated by your saw blade. Planer type blades and/or excessive arbor run-out, and/or blade distortion, may be causing intermittent contact with the insert slot. To remedy this, remove the insert and slightly widen the slot using a file or sanding paddle.
- Ideally, a separate insert should be used with each blade, dado stack, or angle set-up. This will insure a true "zero-clearance" effect and give you maximum benefit from your inserts.