I have asked around elsewhere and didn't get far, so I thought I would ask here as well. I have an older Craftsman table saw. It's good, reliable, accurate, and old. It was made by King-Seeley, now Emerson, for Sears in the early 50's. Emerson, Sears, and Craftsman have no clue about this saw. I have only the original throat plate and would like to make a zero clearance and dado blade throat plates.
This is the saw
This is the opening
Notice the small and shallow ledge the plate sits on.
It is held in by two spring clips on the back.
But I think I might be able to make some type of set screw and wing combination to achieve the hold down on the new plate since I don't have any clips.
And worst of all
The plate is only 0.087" thick (87 thousands or less than 1/10th of an inch)
So I'm open to suggestions on how to make a new one.