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Well I bought this portable Table saw the R4516 a year ago and well here is my review. I got it when I first started back into wood working doing everything on my deck. I look at others and after alot of research on both price and reviews I got the R4516. It was very easy to get the blade and fence align and true to each other and the weight is managable when I had to carry to and from the deck to store it. Now that I got my own small shop I built a stand with full locking casters for it so I can move it around. I am very pleased with it and everything stayed align on it after the first time I trued everything up.

Now the only thing I will take a mark off for is there are no zero clearance inserts for it and they way the blade insert sits in it well making one will be a real pain unless I go somewhere and have someone design and make one.

But other than that I love it but wish I had a bigger shop to get a larger tablesaw
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Marlin can you show a picture of the insert that came with it, and a picture of the top with the insert taken out so we can see the opening. also one of the bottom side of the current insert would help.

Do you have a router now? usually you can use the original insert as the template to make one of your own. Most of the guys here make their own Zero Clearance inserts.

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I'm a lazier woodworker and use the zero clearance insert that Infinity sells. I change the insert itself and mark on each to identify the blade it's used with. So far that works well but not sure how long the insert itself will last.
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The last one is the insert on edge but basically the insert is about 1/16th thick and has a tab on one end and a spring clip on the other. If I had a way to cut 1/16th plate steel I could cut out the insert then take a 10 inch metal cutting blade and cut the slot and the tab and spring clip would be easy to do.
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The last one is the insert on edge but basically the insert is about 1/16th thick and has a tab on one end and a spring clip on the other. If I had a way to cut 1/16th plate steel I could cut out the insert then take a 10 inch metal cutting blade and cut the slot and the tab and spring clip would be easy to do.
Thanks for the great pictures. You can make your own out of 1/2" BB plywood. Use the metal one as your pattern. Cut out the plywood one 1/8" larger and attach the original insert upside down on the plywood blank with D/B tape. then with a flush cut ball bearing router bit,with the bearing following your old insert run around the outside to cut the shape of the new insert.
Then set up a rabetting bit and rabet the bottom edge all way around the depth of the lip on the edge of the opening leaving enough material on top to flush out the insert with the table.

When you drop in the new insert, if it is too thick such that the blade touches the bottom of the insert, install a smaller diam. blade. Raise that blade slowly while running to just barely cut thru the new insert enough to give clearance for the regular blade.
The set up for cutting thru the insert, is move the fence over the insert and clamp a block forward and aft of the blade setting down on the insert clamped to the fence, this will keep the insert from raising while cutting the new slot.

You might find some of those cheap cutting boards at the dollar store made of HDPE plastic to use too. What ever you do ,make up several at the same time to have on hand, you will thank yourself later.


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Zero Clearance Tape for Miter Saw (5-Pack)
This work just well on a table saw all the big box store have it
No you will not catch the board on the tape front edge just start with the board on top of the tape
Change blades just put a new piece on
I bought it for my miter saw works so well just started using it on table saw
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Zero Clearance Tape for Miter Saw (5-Pack)
This work just well on a table saw all the big box store have it
No you will not catch the board on the tape front edge just start with the board on top of the tape
Change blades just put a new piece on
I bought it for my miter saw works so well just started using it on table saw
5 stars for that suggestion.
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Zero Clearance Tape for Miter Saw (5-Pack)
This work just well on a table saw all the big box store have it
No you will not catch the board on the tape front edge just start with the board on top of the tape
Change blades just put a new piece on
I bought it for my miter saw works so well just started using it on table saw
Heck ya thanks
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Fast Cap has it too.

https://www.fastcap.com/product/zero-clearance-tape

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I ordered some, going to try it out on my Bosch 4100 job site saw.. Will update as soon as I do.
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