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Tip on using "Shoe Goo" to keep a table saw insert from rattling.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #19 Mar-Apr 1991 pg. 12

Tip on converting a standard steel insert to a zero-clearance insert by attaching a hardwood block to the bottom.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #56 Dec 1996 pg. 30

An explanation of "zero-clearance throat plate" on a table saw and how to make one.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #58 Apr 1997 pg. 18

Tip suggests using a long strip of duct tape over the throat of a table saw to keep small parts from dropping through the table insert.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #61 Oct 1997 pg. 32

How to make a zero-clearance table saw insert from a plastic cutting board.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #64 Feb 1998 pg. 32

How to cut the slot in a wooden zero-clearance throat plate for a table saw with a tall blade.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #66 Jun 1998 pg. 20
Added Info AMERICAN WOODWORKER #68 Oct 1998 pg. 12

Zero-clearance inserts. How to make your own high-quality inserts from plastic laminate and tempered hardboard.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #95 Sep 2002 pg. 50

How to avoid kickback when resawing on a table saw by installing a wooden splitter into a zero-clearance throat plate.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #96 Oct 2002 pg. 10

Tip shows a safe way to cut thin strips on a table saw using a zero-clearance throat plate.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #334 Jan 1993 (v.43#1) pg. 22

Zero-clearance throat plate for use when ripping narrow and/or thin material.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #352 Oct 1994 (v.44#9) pg. 16

Wooden table saw insert for use with a dado blade has a hump in the middle which makes sure that dado is the same depth regardless of slight waves and warps in the wood.
FINE WOODWORKING #59 Jul-Aug 1986 pg. 8

Tip: Make a table saw insert which has built-in circular knives to score the underside of plywood just before cutting. This will reduce splintering.
FINE WOODWORKING #60 Sep-Oct 1986 pg. 10

Tip: Use your metal table saw insert as a pattern to make identical wooden inserts. Replace the insert whenever you change blades to get splinter-free cuts.
FINE WOODWORKING #63 Mar-Apr 1987 pg. 12

How to scribe accurate kerf lines on the throat plate of a table saw.
FINE WOODWORKING #109 Nov-Dec 1994 pg. 20

Make zero-clearance table saw inserts from high-density plastic kitchen cutting boards.
FINE WOODWORKING #138 Sep-Oct 1999 pg. 16

How to adjust a table saw for absolute accuracy. Includes plans for a sturdy stand, making adjustments and making you own plywood table inserts for splinter-free cutting.
POPULAR SCIENCE Feb 1975 (v.206#2) pg. 106

Tip on making table saw inserts from laminated countertop sink cut-outs.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #61 Jul 1991 (v.11#1) pg. 10

How to convert a thin metal insert into a zero-clearance insert.
SHOPNOTES #6 Nov 1992 (v.1) pg. 28

Tip shows quick way of making a zero-clearance insert for a table saw.
SHOPNOTES #28 Jul 1996 (v.5) pg. 29

A zero clearance table saw insert to make from Ultra-High Molecular Weight (UHMW) plastic. Insert has a replaceable filler strip to accommodate different blades with different width kerfs. Each filler strip has a built-in splitter that prevents the kerf from closing and pinching the saw blade.
SHOPNOTES #34 Jul 1997 (v.6) pg. 12

Tip: Make a zero-clearance blade slot for use when ripping extra thin pieces.
WOOD MAGAZINE #2 Nov-Dec 1984 (v.1#2) pg. 28

Tip: Make your own wooden inserts for use with dado blades in order to minimize the size of the blade opening, give the greatest amount of support for your work piece, and reduce chipping.
WOOD MAGAZINE #10 Apr 1986 (v.3#2) pg. 19

Tip on making your own table saw inserts from thin plywood scraps. Technique uses a router and an existing insert as a template.
WOOD MAGAZINE #14 Dec 1986 (v.3#6) pg. 14

How to make a zero-clearance insert for a table saw.
WOOD MAGAZINE #46 Oct 1991 (v.8#7) pg. 44

Tip on making zero-clearance wooden inserts to fit your table saw.
WOOD MAGAZINE #74 Nov 1994 (v.11#8) pg. 15
Added Info WOOD MAGAZINE #80 Aug 1995 (v.12#5) pg. 18

Gluing height-adjusting setscrews into a table saw's throat insert helps keep the insert level.
WOOD MAGAZINE #95 Feb 1997 (v.14#2) pg. 15

How to rip thin strips of wood (for Venetian blinds) on a table saw. Includes a zero-clearance table saw insert with splitter and a wide pushblock.
WOOD MAGAZINE #96 Apr 1997 (v.14#3) pg. 98

How to make a zero-clearance insert for a table saw.
WOOD MAGAZINE #108 Oct 1998 (v.15#6) pg. 33

How to resaw lumber to make thin stock from thick. Techniques for both band saw and table saw described. Includes instruction for smoothing the sawn surface and for edge-joining stock less than 1/4" thick to make panels. Also included are plans for (1) a zero-clearance table saw insert with hardboard splitter, and (2) a resawing jig for a band saw.
WOOD MAGAZINE #109 Nov 1998 (v.15#7) pg. 41
Correction WOOD MAGAZINE #114 Apr 1999 (v.16#3) pg. 6

A zero-clearance table saw insert with hardboard splitter.
WOOD MAGAZINE #109 Nov 1998 (v.15#7) pg. 43

Add a safety tongue to a zero-clearance table saw insert to prevent it from being dislodged by the blade.
WOOD MAGAZINE #113 Mar 1999 (v.16#2) pg. 14

Zero-clearance table saw insert features a built-in ramp that guides small cutoffs safely away from the blade.
WOOD MAGAZINE #132 Apr 2001 (v.18#3) pg. 28

Tip: Use tape to reduce the size of the blade slot in a table saw when cutting very small pieces of wood.
WOODSMITH #15 May 1981 pg. 3

How to make replacement and special purpose table saw inserts out of wood.
WOODSMITH #35 Sep-Oct 1984 pg. 23

How to make your own snug-fitting table saw inserts from wood using the metal insert as a router template.
WOODSMITH #48 Dec 1986 pg. 15

How to fabricate table saw inserts out of wood that have a narrower opening for the blade and a built-in splitter that is much smaller and works better than the original.
WOODSMITH #70 Aug 1990 pg. 5

Tip on using thin hardboard to keep thin strips from falling through the slot in a table saw insert.
WOODSMITH #74 Apr 1991 pg. 5

Tip on fabricating thin table saw inserts.
WOODSMITH #76 Aug 1991 pg. 27

Fabricating zero-clearance inserts for a table saw which allow the blade to tilt.
WOODSMITH #94 Aug 1994 (v.16) pg. 22

Tip tells how to eliminate the rattle of a metal insert on a table saw.
WOODSMITH #106 Aug 1996 (v.18) pg. 4

Zero-clearance insert with built-in splitter is made from wood.
WOODSMITH #119 Oct 1998 (v.20) pg. 27

Resawing thin stock using a table saw. Includes instructions for making a zero-clearance insert with a built-in splitter.
WOODSMITH #126 Dec 1999 (v.21) pg. 15

Tip on making replacement inserts for a table saw which have a much narrower throat opening.
WOODWORKER Sep 1990 (v.94#9) pg. 912

Tip: How to keep extremely small or narrow pieces of stock from catching in the saw blade slot when ripping.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1977 (v.1#4) pg. 13

Tip: Make use of both edges of a plywood table saw insert.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1985 (v.9#6) pg. 58

Tip on making your own table saw inserts from plywood and plastic laminate.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1987 (v.11#4) pg. 53

Making a zero-clearance plywood insert with built-in splitter.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL May-Jun 1995 (v.19#3) pg. 63

Making wooden table saw inserts.
WORKBENCH Feb-Mar 1992 (v.48#1) pg. 58