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Blog entry by ND2ELK posted 1635 days ago 8534 reads 6 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have posted a tool review, but I wanted to show more than 3 pictures and tell you more about this great product. I had considered buying the Ezee-Feed Infeed Table for quite some time. I have noticed that I’m just not as strong as I used to be. Trying to hold a sheet of plywood up and keep it against the fence was getting to be a struggle. I was getting burn marks and uneven cuts and I felt it was really hard on my Forrest blades. I needed something that was easy to put on and take off my saw.

The Ezee-Feed Table has proven to be the answer. With the folding legs, it is easy to store when not in use, which is a must in a small shop like mine. The Ezee–Feed system is exactly what I was looking for and fits my needs perfectly. I would like to tell you about the product, the service, and how it works to make me say “I can’t believe I didn’t buy it sooner”!

Let’s talk about first impressions. How many times have you gotten a heavy piece of equipment and have it arrive with parts hanging out of the cardboard box? Or worse yet, have missing parts because the box is open? At the very least, items I have purchased have arrived with loose parts that have rubbed together and bounced off of each other so that there is scratches and wear to my “new” item. (You’ve all seen my shop so you know I’m a little picky about condition.) The Ezee-Feed came to me in a wooden crate. I opened it with a pry bar, not a utility knife. There was a wood brace and cardboard holding everything in place.


After unpacking, I found all the pieces were there, and all were in perfect condition.

There were detailed instructions and pictures that make sense, obviously written by someone who knows woodworking first-hand.

It took me about two hours to put everything together, get it mounted to the saw and adjusted. There were three things that I had to do a little differently to get things to work well for me. I had to move the power switch on my Powermatic 2000 farther to the left. When mounting the track to the mounting brackets, I had to put the spacers on top of the sliding mounting bracket instead of the top of the track to get the spacing I needed. And I had to cut the mounting bracket above the saw crank level with the bottom of the track (the last modification was to prevent barking up my knuckles on the bracket). I considered these changes minor and expected since all saws are different and adjustments are just part of adding any improvements to shop equipment.

I used spring clamps for added stability of the bracket to the table unit, but found that it wasn’t necessary. It’s just a “Tom” thing.


The sheet just glides along as you feed it into the saw. I can easily concentrate on keeping the wood even with the fence and there is no effort whatsoever. I truly believe you could cut a sheet with one hand. Now my wife doesn’t have to worry about me being hurt when cutting sheet stock. I could see where you could increase production greatly with the help of this infeed table.


This is a quality product that is made by people who care about customer satisfaction and take pride in what they are selling. And are you ready for this?! When you buy the table, the president of the company gives you his personal cell phone number and you can call him day or night! My hat goes off to Lee Jesberger and his staff. Thank you from a satisfied customer. I only have one complaint – the track should have been red to match my shop!

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa



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Rj

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#1 posted 1635 days ago

OH yea now thats what I need Thanks for the heads up Tom !! also great write up on it. I think I’ll go check it out right now …

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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kosta

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#2 posted 1635 days ago

I need one of those

-- kosta Virginia Beach, VA http://www.kostasworkshop.blogspot.com/

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Scott Bryan

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#3 posted 1635 days ago

This is a nice post, Tom. I have been looking at these for some time and it does look like the Ezee-Feed makes handling sheet goods a breeze. I will certainly have to consider getting one of these when I make some room in my shop. Right now my assembly table takes up too much room for me to be able to use one.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#4 posted 1635 days ago

Handling sheet goods safely is a challenging task. I can see where this would work out pretty good.
Congrats on the purchase!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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Mike

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#5 posted 1635 days ago

Thanks Tom for the write up. When I first saw the picture, I went Wow how you going to get to the Power Off in case you needed to, but then the other pictures doesn’t show it to be in the way. I cut a lot of 4’ X 8” and I have a portable folding one. I do have an outfeed table which really helps out.

Mike

-- Mike, VT

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Dusty56

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#6 posted 1635 days ago

Hmmmmm…Lee Jesberger , where have I heard that name before ? Excellent revirw , Tom : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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Jordan

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#7 posted 1635 days ago

Boy oh boy, how do you keep your shop so clean?! You are toooo organized! Could you come here?

-- http://www.jordanstraker.com

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againstthegrain

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#8 posted 1635 days ago

I must chime in on this review. First off, thank you Tom for writing this review. I say that due to my guilt. See, I have been a part of this community for quite some time, but I tend to be a silent member for the most part. Although I own a LOT of tools and do a LOT of woodworking, I tend to read a lot and write very little. So why the guilt? Glad you asked!

Never have a felt the need to do a review like I have in regards to the Ezee Feed that I purchased. I have wanted to do this review for a while, but just haven’t made the time. Tom, your review has pushed me over the edge, and so I MUST chime in. Allow me to share my experience with Lee and the Ezee Feed.
I ordered mine, the red version like Toms about 6 months ago or so. It sat in its box for a short while until I had time to install it. Finally, one weekend evening it was time to tackle the install. The directions were good, but I had some immediate issues in regards to my cabinet Sawstop. I picked up the phone, on this weekend evening, figuring I would leave a message for Lee. Well, THAT didn’t happen. It didn’t happen because I didn’t get an answering machine, I got Lee! That is not the norm. As so many of us hobbyist know. We get out in our shops at night and on the weekends. This is not when people/companies answer their phone. NOT with Lee. He answers his phone what seems to be all the time. We spoke, and he asked me to send him some digital photos of my situation. He even said that HE was willing to drive, I believe what would be over an hour to his local Woodcraft to purchase what I needed to do the install. He also had some great ideas for me to think about. I needed to do some manufacturing in the shop to make it work. I called him back the next day AND did get an answering machine. Left a message, and received a call back in less then an hour. Again . . . WOW is all I will say. So it took a little ingenuity but with the installation done, I was ready to cut some wood.

Now, to say that I was a little apprehensive is putting it lightly. The ONLY accident I have had in the shop in my 12+ years in the hobby, so far, thank God!!, has been with sheet goods. One day I was ripping a full ¾ 4×8 sheet of ply. I wasn’t paying attention, and bound the sheet between the blade and the fence. In just a split second, the sheet came out of my hands, and the blade lifted it off the table. Spun the sheet 90 degrees and shot it back at me, hitting me square in the chest. Lifted me off my feet, threw me over a table that was behind me and landed me on the floor. Although I have continued to rip sheet goods myself, it has NEVER been any fun, always a balancing act. So, back to present times.

Lee said that ripping with the Ezee Feed may take some getting used to. Well, I maneuvered a full sheet of cabinet grade ply out of the bin and unto the Ezee Feed. With the ply sitting happily on the Ezee Feed I was able to turn the saw on MYSELF with no assistance. Standing to the SIDE of the ply, right next to the saw, and keeping my eye on the edge of the plywood and the fence, I began feeding the 4×8 through the saw, with just my fingers tips it slid so easily. WOW! (again) Is all I can say. No, that is NOT all I will say. WOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOW is what I will say. It was absolutely effortless. It was absolutely safe. It was absolutely Ezee!! This is a fantastic product and it has changed my enjoyment of woodworking GREATLY!!!!

Up until now, I have always had to “pre-think” how I was going to do something related to sheet goods. Could I get help? Will the wife come out? Do I REALY want her in the line of fire? Etc, etc. I no longer think like this. Dealing with sheet goods is simple, easy, and very accurate. More accurate then it has ever been. Never have I reviewed a product. I have purchased many tools and due to my extensive research that I do, have seldom been dissatisfied with a purchase. I love my Sawstop, my Powermatic 20” planer, my Festool equipment, etc etc. But never have I made a purchase due to safety and ease of use, except maybe the Sawstop, that has changed so much in regards to my comfort level while in the shop. The Ezee Feed had done just that. Lee, you have made an excellent product, AND provide service for that product that goes well above and beyond what I have seen any else do. My hat goes off to you, if I were wearing one. Thank you for making my shop time safer, more accurate and more enjoyable. Money well spent!

-- Anchul - Warrensburg, MO: As a Pastor, I am just trying to get closer to Jesus. He was a woodworker too.

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Moron

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#9 posted 1635 days ago

I really like your shop.

How do you keep it so clean?

and I like that the quality of your life just got better and I love hearing about money well spent.

makes me happy

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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againstthegrain

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#10 posted 1635 days ago

Pictures are worth a thousand words :)
sawstop
sawstop 2
sawstop 3

-- Anchul - Warrensburg, MO: As a Pastor, I am just trying to get closer to Jesus. He was a woodworker too.

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a1Jim

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#11 posted 1635 days ago

Hey Tom and Anchul thank you for a great insite on ezee-feed.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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spanky46

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#12 posted 1635 days ago

Looks great Tom, thanks!

-- spanky46 -- Never enough clamps...Never enough tools...Never enough time.

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JimDaddyO

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#13 posted 1635 days ago

Nice accessory, a cool tool, and added safety and ease. Brilliant!

-- I still have all my fingers

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#14 posted 1635 days ago

Tom and Anchul;

What can I say, other than a VERY BIG THANK YOU!

I often wondered if people notice they can get answers when they actually need them. Like Saturday evening when they finally get the chance to install something, and they run into a problem. That kind of thing would drive me nuts. So, I do my best to make sure our customers don’t have to put up with that.

The other thing, that Tom made a point of is the shipping boxes. We used to use cardboard boxes. Custom made cardboard boxes. Expensive boxes. And we found 1 in 10 units had damage, no matter which shipping company we used. So since we happen to own a wood shop, we started making crates out of ultra lite M.D.F. and 1/4” luan plywood. A little more money, but now it’s about 1 in 100 units that have any report of damage.

The other thing I wish to mention is I really wish we could make these more affordable. Unfortunately, unless we start importing them, it just isn’t something I have much control over.

Thank you Tom and Anchul.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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Thos. Angle

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#15 posted 1635 days ago

I sold my Ezee-feed with my shop. It was one of the best purchases I’ve ever made. I got it installed and had to call Lee about something. My experience was the same as everyone else’s. I’ve counted Lee as a friend since way before the Ezee-feed. He’s a great guy and is always up front. Not only tha,t he is one of the best craftsmen I’ve met. I cut out the sheet goods for a kitchen just after I set up my Ezee-feed. I did it all by myself in around 3 hours.No one mentioned that it comes off the saw in about 2 seconds and is leaning against the wall for the next time you need it. This is a product that deserves more attention. Thanks, Lee.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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