Zero-Clearance Inserts Zero-Clearance Inserts Ridgid #RG-1 Leecraft Zero-Clearance Table Saw Insert 14"L x 3-3/4"W x 1/2"T
Find the Leecraft Zero-Clearance Insert for your Ridgid Table Saw
Model CR-1 14"L x 3-3/4"W x 3/16"T - Fits Ridgid TS2400, TS2400-0, TS2412 and TS2424
Model RG-1 14"L x 3-3/4"W x 1/2"T - Fits Ridgid Cast Iron Top Contractor saw, TS3650 and TS3660
Model RG-2 13-15/16"L x 3-3/4"W x 7/16"T - Fits Ridgid Alloy Top Portable saw, TS2400-1, TS2400LS and TS2410LS
Model RG-3 14"L x 3-3/4"W x 3/8"T - Fits Ridgid R4510 with Riving Knife slot
Model RG-4 14"L x 3-3/4"W x 3/8"T - Fits Ridgid R4510 WITHOUT Riving Knife slot
Model RG-5 15-1/8"L x 3-3/4"W x 1/8"T - Fits Ridgid R4512 with Riving Knife slot
Model RG-6 15-1/8"L x 3-3/4"W x 1/8"T - Fits Ridgid R4512 WITHOUT Riving Knife slot
Model SC-1 14-11/16"L x 3-3/4"W x 1/2"T - Fits Ridgid R4511 with Riving Knife slotModel SC-2 14-11/16"L x 3-3/4"W x 1/2"T - Fits Ridgid R4511 WITHOUT Riving Knife slot
#RG-1 Leecraft Zero-Clearance Table Saw Insert 14"L x 3-3/4"W x 1/2"T, RIDGID Fits ONLY: TS3650, TS3660
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 pin at rear and starter pocket located over blade. Note: if insert will not fit into table opening due to interference with ledge, carefully remove material from underside of insert as required, by filing, sanding, routing, etc.
- 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.