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I’m just now getting into working although I purchased much of the equipment 20+ years ago. So far, I have been doing a lot of reading since I am more safety conscience than I was when younger. I now know the value of a splitter and riving knife.

I have a Delta Model 34-670 which is a 10” direct drive model table saw. I would like to make some zero clearance table inserts with a splitter so I can operate the saw without the factory guard. Most of the videos or articles show inserts that are at least ½” thick. This saw has a throat plate that is .08” thick and rests on a flange that is approximately ¼” wide. It use two screws with rubber gasket to adjust the plate flush with the table top.

Is it possible to make an insert this thin out of MDF or wood? Any suggestions would be appreciated. I have attached a picture of the throat opening that shows the flange as well as a side picture of the throat plate to show its thickness.

 
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