If you are unable to buy an accessory throat plate from Sears for your saw, you might like to look online at www.manageyourlife.com
. You may be able to find accessories there that your local store doesn't stock.
I'm not familiar with your particular saw and it's throat plate, but you should know that many woodworkers make their own inserts using 1/2" plywood cut to fit the shape of the throat plate. You can trace your existing plate onto the form, then carefully cut it out and sand to fit. Insert small screws from beneath the plate to level it in position, level to the table top. Then cut a slot in the new throat plate by raising a small blade up through the new plate. Sometimes I use a skilsaw blade or dado blade to make the first cut. Do this only when it is safely held down with a long board clamped over top of it, while you raise the spinning blade up through the new throat plate to cut a slot or groove, as the case may be. If you can't lower the plate over the blade in its lowest position, you can either use a smaller diameter blade to cut through it, or rest the plate lightly against a blade lowered to its lowest position, then hold the plate in place safely with a long board or piece of plywood that rests lightly against it and holds just enough pressure that you cnn start your saw with the throat plate against the edge of the blade, then exert slight pressure downwards to fit the throat plate fully into the throat, cutting through it into the backing board, then you'll be able to raise the blade through the throat plate. This is a dangerous operation and should only be undertaken with safety equipment such as safety glasses or goggles in place, and alway keep your hands away from the moving blade and exerting force away from the moving blade. Exercise good judgement and caution and you should be able to plunge the new throat plate into position over the moving blade, using the backing board as a safety device/push stick.
If you are unsure about any of these instructions please don't hesitate to ask further, or refrain from taking any actions on your own, and in any event, proceed fully at your own risk.
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