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post #1 of 4 Old 03-09-2013, 08:14 PM Thread Starter
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Unhappy Best price for porter cable dado insert

I recently purchaced a Porter Cable PCB270TS table saw and I need a dado insert for it but Porter Cable wants $88+ for it. I think this is way to much for such a simple item. Can you tell me where I might get a better deal on this item? Thanks!
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post #2 of 4 Old 03-09-2013, 09:16 PM
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Well I couldn't tell you where to buy one, but here's a suggestion!
Make your own, it's really not that hard to do. I usually make a half dozen or so at a time. I use 1/2" MDF or oak.
Take your factory insert and trace around it on your material, take it to the bandsaw and then carefully sand it to final specs.
If I use mdf I have to use tape shims, otherwise I plane my oak down to just the right thickness.
The other benefit to making my own is that now I have dado
inserts for eack common width I use, 3/4", 5/8" 1/2" etc.. basically a set of zero clearence inserts!
Good luck.
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Make your own if you can. If not heres one a little cheaper.

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It's interesting how people approach a problem in different ways. I had never even considered buying a table saw insert until I read that you could buy them.

I buy bottled water too sometimes but I am not going to start buying saw inserts!

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