|Forum topic by JeffP||posted 03-06-2016 12:40 PM||474 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
03-06-2016 12:40 PM
It seems like I’m seeing more and more you-tubers with a “sliding table saw”. Essentially a miter sled built into the left wing of the table and set up to glide on linear bearings.
In the videos, it looks really awesome. Looks very safe and stable and convenient. Looks like the sliding on nice bearings would give it sort of a “cadillac feeling”. Seems like having it built-in would mean you would be more inclined to use it for those operations where “I probably should get out the sled or the miter gauge for this, but it will just take a second and it’s not worth the trouble…”
I’m just wondering if there are practical aspects of it that make it considerably less awesome than it looks. Does it get in the way? Do you wind up slowing some things down because you have to take the fence off or get it out of the way somehow? Are there lots of situations where (being significantly further left than the miter slot) it is too far away from the blade to be useful?
Just wondering if the reality is even close to the awesomeness I see in youtube videos.
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