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Upgrade Your SawStop Table Saw With Our New Aluminum Z.C.I.
Don't replace the entire throat plate - just put in a new insert!
Tired of throwing away money on non-replaceable inserts for your SawStop table saw? Then this new accessory is just what you've been looking for. Our new replaceable insert Zero Clearance throat plate for your SawStop tablesaw uses inexpensive inserts that can be replaced as often as needed. Precision CNC machined from billet aluminum and guaranteed to never twist, bow or warp. The throat plate is made from hard anodized aluminum which has been CNC engineered and quality tested to fully prevent tripping your SawStop’s safety mechanism. The insert is designed to be used with or without your riving knife and is made for both single blade and dado cuts, it's really nice to not have to use a separate insert for both. It also features full blade clearance no matter the tilt angle.
Fits the following models of SawStop table saws:
SawStop Contractor Saw - Models CNS175, CNS175AU
SawStop Professional Cabinet Saw - Models PCS31230, PCS175
Setup is easy, just take your stock plastic insert plate out and replace it with our new aluminum Saw Stop Zero Clearance Plate. It's that easy, you'll never have to buy another overpriced plastic plate again! From now on all you need to do is replace the removable insert for all your different width saw blades and dado saw blades.
Please note: If you have our original aluminum Saw Stop ZCI (purchased in 2012) and you need replacement inserts, please order part #100-336. If you are buying replacement inserts for this ZCI (updated model) then you must purchase insert item #100-337.
Please note: The Z.C.I. ships with two inserts, one that has a riving knive slot and the other which does not.
Features of this table saw insert include:
Precision C.N.C. machined from aluminum
Hard anodized for years of service
Works with your Riving Knife
Guaranteed to not trip the safety mechanism of you SawStop
Finger hole for quick in-out access
Replaceable wood inserts for lifetime zero-clearance for all dado settings and single kerf angles
New wood inserts made for a zero-pinch zero-clearance slot for standard riving knives
Back T-slots for quicker in-out access and sturdier anti-flip back safety
No need for cumbersome back screws and handle.
More great features:
Excellent durability & resistance to wear
Will remain flat and true, unlike plastic or wood throat plates
Melamine surface on wood inserts has high lubricity for frictionless sliding
Higher density for reduced vibration
This is an aftermarket item produced for Infinity Cutting Tools and is not an official SawStop branded product.
Just got this for my SawStop PCS. I was surprised that it included no documentation, although this is available on the website, it would be nice if a one page setup guide were included.
The aluminum billet is very nice and a reasonbly good fit. It would be nice if the x-y adjustment hex screws had the same spring loaded ball bearings that the SawStop miter gauge has. They go from too loose to wont fit in about 1/8th turn, so its almost impossible to adjust them accurately. Do-able, just much harder than it needs to be.
My main complaint is the MDF/melamine inserts. They are too flimsy to machine accurately. They should have been made of phenolic plywood. In the 2 sawguard inserts I received, the slot for the sawguard after raising the blade, A Freud 90 tooth did not line up with the saw blade forcing it to the left and causing it to interfere with the outfeed side of the cut on a long rip.
Also, while the online instrucions call for inserting 2 1/2 screws, they were not included in the shrink-wrap packaging. Further, since the inserts are not pre-drilled for these screws, just inserting them changes the position of the insert relative to the slot. I solved this problem on my second instert by using a #3 Vix bit to ensure the 1/2 screw I used was centered and did not move the insert.
With these problems aside, and after the learning curve, I think this will be a nice addition to my SawStop
- Tony Tait, CA
Good but flawed
I purchased this for use with my SawStop PCS. I would give it 5 stars except for these three flaws. 1 The Aluminum plate sits on top of the front adjuster screws of the PCS instead of locked under like the SawStop OEM product. I have yet to find a position of the front adjuster screws that will accommodate both this product and the OEM product simultaneously. If adjusted for one the other is to high or low. 2 The replaceable throat plate is notched for the raving knife but not to an extent that allows the riving knife to be on the saw when first cutting the ZC slot with the saw. I had to lengthen the riving knife cut in the throat insert to cut the ZC slot. 3 The screws that hold the replaceable throat insert to the Aluminum insert are a joke. To small to drive through the surface and of poor quality. A better approach needed. A good first attempt but not more than 3 stars
- Brian Kirschner, NC
Its about time someone came out with a ZC plate for Sawstop. Seems like I could buy a ZC plate for any other saw except Sawstop before this plate. Replaceable inserts have given me perpetual zero clearance for all my dado settings. Works great.
- Jack, WI
It is a great throat plate
This plate is simply amazing. It will save me money in the long run as well. I initially bought three ZCIs from Sawstop--one for each of my common dado settings. They are blown out and ready to replace now--but then I saw Infinitys ZCI! I will just swap an insert when I change my dados. I am very happy. Works wonderfully!
- Don Messer, SC
Sawstop Zero Clearance Throat Plate
Only three stars because the inserts pinch the blade at full height. E-mailed CS and they told me it works as advertised. I understand they have an improved/updated version that replaces the older model but they were unwilling to allow me to return mine or exchange it. Otherwise, it would be perfect and I would be happy. To their credit, they have offered to send newer inserts that will fix the problem of pinching the blade. Be sure to check the model you order.
- Kevin, OH
Best throat plate ever made
- Domenic, MN
Works wonderfully. Glad someone is making these now. Wood insert was a little snug but not worth docking a star.
- TJ Mahrs, NY
I think this is a great addition to my ICS. Works great with my dust collection.
Only 4 starts because wood insert pinched after I made the full zero clearance cut. I told Infinity and they said their new model has a pinch free system. If thats the case, itd be a perfect insert.
- Toby Keen, ID
I like it
Works well with the blade guard on my Professional. Im glad someone finally came up with a solution to buying plastic inserts over and over. All in all, Im very pleased with it.
- John, ID
Got one for my PCS because I was tired of the tear/rip out of the stock insert and having to buy new ones. Im very pleased with this insert because it seems this will be my last ZCI to buy. Looks good too. The wood inserts seems easy enough to make.