Zero Clearance Insert

A year ago, I made a new table saw insert so I could use a dado stack safely. As soon as I finished that and realized how easy it was, I thought that I should make another one for use with a regular blade. I thought that pretty much every time I used my table saw for the next year. I finally spent an hour and built another one. It’s ridiculous how long that took because I’ve already benefited greatly from it. If you have a table saw, this is a great project and a very easy upgrade. They give you cleaner cuts since your wood is supported all the way up to the blade, and it’s also safer to cut thin strips because you don’t have to worry about them falling down next to the blade.