Table Saw Inserts

Posted: February 21, 2010 – 4:22 pm

The other night I found myself recutting a piece of plywood due to chipout on the bottom side of the table saw cut that I had made. I realized that I have the perfect tool for making table saw inserts, my cnc router.

I did some quick measurements and threw them into TurboCAD, mounted up a 1/2″ piece of MDF, and soon had my first insert. Now I’d rather of been using UHMW, but I’ve found that MDF has some very machinable properties. It’s easy to cut, can be drilled and tapped for set screws, and it’s also cheap.