Fig D

DETERMINE THE THROAT'S RECESS BY MEASURING FROM THE TABS.

RABBET THE EDGES to make the inserts thinner.

FLANGES ALL AROUND THE THROAT mean you'll have to rabbet all four sides of your insert.

RABBET THE EDGES to make the inserts thinner.

Modifications for a Shallow Throat

Some tablesaws have thin throat plates, which require simple modifications to the inserts we show.To tell if your saw requires shallow inserts, measure its throat recess (Fig. D). If the depth is less than 1/2 in., you'll have to make your inserts thinner.

Rabbeting the edges is the quickest way (photo below left), although you could also drill recesses for the tabs with a Forstner bit. Make the rabbets slightly wider than the length of the tabs.You may have to use shorter adjustment screws, depending on the depth of the throat recess.

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