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Tru-Cut Table Saw Insert System

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I've always made my own, but when I saw this thing I thought I'd give it a try. I like it because the new inserts are only about seven dollars. No, I'm not a salesman! Here's a snip it of what they look like....

 

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Yea I heard about this a year or so back they were talking about them on FFW's Shoptalk live.

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I have something similar on the Saw Stop.  The inserts use a sliding dovetail and single screw for retention so I can make my own out of scrap.  It has worked out well.

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I forget the brand but, it was on clearance at Rockler once upon a time . . . 

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If you go this route get the one gee-dub posted, I have the top one and it is a pain in the butt. Replacing inserts takes to much time you have to remove and reinstall the 6 screws every time you want to use a different insert, in my shop it has been relegated to my dado stack only. I use home made individual inserts for my other blades. With the dado stack you are messing around anyway so to replace the insert is no big deal. In my regular work flow I use specific use blades not a combo blade so I am swapping blades on a regular basis and just don't want to deal with swapping that plate out every time. gee-dubs version solves that.

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I see your point, pkineb, but I'm not sure that messing around with 6 screws would bug me as much as trying to get the dovetails just right.  How fussy are those? But in general I like this idea.

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3 minutes ago, Mark J said:

I see your point, pkineb, but I'm not sure that messing around with 6 screws would bug me as much as trying to get the dovetails just right.  How fussy are those? But in general I like this idea.

Given the fact there is another product that does the same thing without screws its hands down a better way to go. Like I said if your setting up for something (in my case dado's) no problem but if your rocking through a project switching back and forth it gets old really fast.

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I have the same one as gee-dub on my Sawstop, it's from Infinity.  I like it - it's mainly used for my regular blades, and I swap old to my 'old' Sawstop inserts when I use a dado stack.

 

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I've been using the tru cut for a few weeks now. I have to say that is it working out very well. I'm pretty sure I could make my own inserts for it out of alder or whatever is around the shop.

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Thanks for the report back after use.  Nothing is so valuable on the forum as folk's reports on their own experiences with these items.

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