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Offline miclee15

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I received my PCS last week and realized I need a few zero clearance plates.
Does anyone have opinions on the infinity throat plate?  Seems like a good idea as the Sawstop plates are $49 each.

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Offline rmhinden

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Re: Infinity Cutting tools: SawStop Zero Clearance Throat Plate
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2019, 05:12 PM »
I received my PCS last week and realized I need a few zero clearance plates.
Does anyone have opinions on the infinity throat plate?  Seems like a good idea as the Sawstop plates are $49 each.

There is a discussion of this in the Facebook Sawstop group.  Also on Dan Thomas's blog:

https://thenewbiewoodworker.com/2019/07/05/infinity-throat-decision-status.html

My take is that the Infinity isn't a good solution for my Sawstop PCS.

Also, a thread on someone who modified the Sawstop insert.  See:

https://sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?227675-DIY-SawStop-Replaceable-Zero-Clearance-Insert

Bob

Offline miclee15

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Re: Infinity Cutting tools: SawStop Zero Clearance Throat Plate
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2019, 08:55 PM »
Thanks for the links

Offline Bugsysiegals

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Re: Infinity Cutting tools: SawStop Zero Clearance Throat Plate
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2019, 05:48 PM »
I received my PCS last week and realized I need a few zero clearance plates.
Does anyone have opinions on the infinity throat plate?  Seems like a good idea as the Sawstop plates are $49 each.

There is a discussion of this in the Facebook Sawstop group.  Also on Dan Thomas's blog:

https://thenewbiewoodworker.com/2019/07/05/infinity-throat-decision-status.html

My take is that the Infinity isn't a good solution for my Sawstop PCS.

Also, a thread on someone who modified the Sawstop insert.  See:

https://sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?227675-DIY-SawStop-Replaceable-Zero-Clearance-Insert

Bob

What exactly was it you didn't like over the stock plate?  I'm curious because I recently installed the Infinity and don't have any complaints at this point.

Offline rmhinden

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Re: Infinity Cutting tools: SawStop Zero Clearance Throat Plate
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2019, 08:58 PM »
What exactly was it you didn't like over the stock plate?  I'm curious because I recently installed the Infinity and don't have any complaints at this point.

I am avoiding it because of the problem that Dan Thomas reported, and some other reports I read about the removable inserts not being consistent.

Glad to hear it is working for you.

Bob

Offline miclee15

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Re: Infinity Cutting tools: SawStop Zero Clearance Throat Plate
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2019, 09:39 PM »
So I had to call Sawstop on other questions and asked about the insert.   The problem. Have is that the back is recessed so when cutting thin stock it gets caught.  The service rep said he recommends using the dado blade and cut the back for the knife.   I just bit the bullet and ordered a Sawstop one.  I found 2 layers of painters tape work great in the recessed area.