Table Saw Insert
New table saw insert using polypropylene, (Black Plastic). Wasn’t sure if this was going to work. I need a little more then 1/2″ thick material and I had this plastic laying around. So I figured it might work if I used epoxy to glue two pieces together. I will be more interested in the long term effects in this matter then the process of making a table saw insert. Here’s how I did it and I’ll keep you posted on the results.
Cut off the corners free hand, be careful doing this free hand. If your not comfortable use a miter set at 45 degree.
Using a pattern bit, I followed the old template to cut the new one. Speed, you may want to pay attention if using plastic you don’t want it to melt.
Two stop blocks setup to rout a groove where the blade is going. Plunge the insert into the router bit and slide it to the stop.
After the glue sets you can remove the insert to make sure the glue bonded to the insert not the table.
The best part is sliding the fence over the insert, but not the blade, turn the saw on and raise the blade up into the insert to cut a new slot.