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11-13-2015 12:53 AM

Topic tags/keywords: sawstop crosscut

I was hoping to get opinions on SawStop Sliding CrossCut. I was thinking that if I have this I will not need multiply crosscut sleds. I also have concerns that it will take up room and won’t allow for other functions without the wing.


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#1 posted 11-13-2015 01:08 AM

I was looking into one and I came across a couple critiques, like the lack of detente for angles and also that there was flex on the table.

It may seem minor, but when you’re trying to make accurate and repeatable cuts, that can change things quite a bit.
I did play with one in the store at the time and I did see some of the problems but if you have the saw already, I think it would be better than using homemade sleds.

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#2 posted 11-13-2015 01:35 AM

A slider kind of negates the need for the sawstop tech doesn’t it…...

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#3 posted 11-13-2015 02:45 AM

I spent some time up close with this at my local woodcraft in their shop. It’s an impressive piece of aircraft alum. Slides extremely well and no doubt is well make like the rest of their stuff. It extends well and will hold its calibradion and no slop on the slide.

Now the down side. I did not like the lack of detents at all. I want repeatability. They indicated the reason is worry the pins/slot would wear over time, and make it not accurate. I compare that to manually having to hit that line perfect every time. Big no like on my part.

The play in the flipstops was the other thing even when fully tighened it had a minor amount of slop. I’m use to my incra stops and they are dead tight.

Loosing a pig piece of my table top by removing a lief. Did not like that either. Finally I did not like the new position of the off switch. It’s moved to more like a 45 angle to the table. It basically defeats a nice feature of the knee bump to cut it off.

En the end it’s really nice but the negatives (IMO) did not justify the cost.

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#4 posted 11-13-2015 05:58 AM



A slider kind of negates the need for the sawstop tech doesn t it…...

- upinflames

Only if you never rip, dado or rabbet a board….....

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#5 posted 11-13-2015 06:27 AM

Ref the above comment about losing a piece of the existing table, the slider CAN be installed with the left wing still installed if you choose. This is covered in the slider instructions.

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#6 posted 11-13-2015 04:23 PM



Ref the above comment about losing a piece of the existing table, the slider CAN be installed with the left wing still installed if you choose. This is covered in the slider instructions.

- copcarcollector

Yes, it can be done but in my opinion, there’s too much of a gap from the miter fence to the blade.
The best way to run a slider saw or a sled is to have the fence right up to the very edge of the blade.

Also, it puts the operator at an awkward position in relation to the material and the blade. It looks like, in the illustration, the operator would be having to reach over to make sure the material is held in place while pushing the slide.

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#7 posted 11-13-2015 06:41 PM

The slider can also be installed flush with the front edge of the saw, so it hangs off the back end vs the front end – either with or without the left wing installed. All installation variations can be seen in the instruction book on the Saw Stop website

I would like to see more reviews of this item, there are currently 4 on Amazon and they are all over the place.

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#8 posted 11-13-2015 06:49 PM



The slider can also be installed flush with the front edge of the saw, so it hangs off the back end vs the front end – either with or without the left wing installed. All installation variations can be seen in the instruction book on the Saw Stop website

I would like to see more reviews of this item, there are currently 4 on Amazon and they are all over the place.

- copcarcollector

The mechanism itself is very smooth. You’re right about the reviews on Amazon. There just aren’t enough to make a truly informed opinion.
As for the add on sliding tables for a standard table saw, it seems to be one of the better ones. I still think the lack of detentes is a major negative though for repeatable angles.

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#9 posted 11-13-2015 07:14 PM

I still think the lack of detentes is a major negative though for repeatable angles.

Agreed, thats a weird oversight, or decision I guess, on their part—-

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#10 posted 11-13-2015 07:17 PM

IMO, that slider won’t eliminate the use of sleds; however, if it’s accurate it could be very useful.

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#11 posted 11-14-2015 01:35 AM



Ref the above comment about losing a piece of the existing table, the slider CAN be installed with the left wing still installed if you choose. This is covered in the slider instructions.

- copcarcollector

Yes you can, however it places the main part far away from the actual blade contact. This is not a small matter. I got to use it and it and that configuration is not optimal. Workable yes, but not optimal and at that cost thats a big negative. It was much better when put in place of the wing.

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#12 posted 11-14-2015 03:44 AM

Thanks guys for the info so far. Reading the Fine Wood Working Tools & Shops I see the have review about it and their only negative comment is about taking the fence off you have to find an Allen wrench. I am leaning more to getting this.

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#13 posted 11-14-2015 12:27 PM



Thanks guys for the info so far. Reading the Fine Wood Working Tools & Shops I see the have review about it and their only negative comment is about taking the fence off you have to find an Allen wrench. I am leaning more to getting this.

- Peteyb

Post a review once you get it with pictures. We all like new tools.

-- Sooner or later Liberals run out of other people's money.

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#14 posted 11-14-2015 02:05 PM



IMO, that slider won t eliminate the use of sleds; however, if it s accurate it could be very useful.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

- helluvawreck

I’m curious, how is this different than a sled?

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