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8020

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1569 days ago

Hello from 80/20! We will now be posting on these forums to answer any questions you might have on integrating aluminum extrusion into your woodworking project. Drop us a line and say hello.

80/20 Inc.
www.8020.net


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8020

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#1 posted 1562 days ago

Many of our do it yourself customers create cnc machines with our product. Take a look at this great example on page 33.

http://www.8020.net/8020-Stuff-Flip-Book3.html

80/20 Inc.
www.8020.net

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DaveA

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#2 posted 1562 days ago

I build stuff with wood…

-- Dave - Milwaukee

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Wintersedge

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#3 posted 1562 days ago

I don’t build stuff with aluminum but I pretend to be a giant erector set on tv.

-- Motivation alone is not enough. If you have an idiot and you motivate him, now you have a motivated idiot.

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juniorjock

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#4 posted 1562 days ago

I think you’re going to have to do a lot better than that around here…................buy an ad!

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Michael Murphy

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#5 posted 1562 days ago

It’s actually on page 36. Hey Martin!

-- Michael Murphy, Woodland, CA.

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bunkie

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#6 posted 1562 days ago

This may be spam, but it’s seriously cool spam…

-- Altruism is, ultimately, self-serving

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cstrang

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#7 posted 1562 days ago

I do like your product and I am glad you found Lj’s, but I think the Lj community would be more welcoming if you paid for ad space rather than starting a forum topic in support if a business that you are a part of. That kind of thing is somewhat frowned upon here.

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.

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lilredweldingrod

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#8 posted 1562 days ago

I think I’ll just get my extrusions from Rocklers or Woodpeckers in the future. Thank you. Rand

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8020

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#9 posted 1560 days ago

Wow! Thanks for all the responses. First, let us say that we are not pushing our product to this community. We are interested in learning more about woodworking because this site is one of the highest redirecting sites to our site. We want to see how people are using aluminum in conjunction with woodworking. That’s it.

Good luck on your next project and let us know if we can help.

Thanks,
80/20 Inc

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john1102

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#10 posted 1244 days ago

I think your product is great and am planning on contacting you and other companies in regards to pricing for builidng a table saw fence out of 80/20 and also for building a t-slot miter saw measuring system. I am really surprised by all the negative comments from some of the members here.

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brtech

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#11 posted 1244 days ago

Right

T square fence is what 8020 is really interesting for here.

It’s been done, but it’s expensive, and has some issues. I personally think the brake you have isn’t anywhere near what we would want, and the bearings needed for a T square fence, rather than fence supported on front and back, is either real expensive, hard to get on and off, or don’t hold accurately. A part that formed the T square, including the bearings, with a better brake, that wasn’t very expensive, would mean two lengths of extrusion, that part, and we have something we can size to our tables.

The thing to remember is that for $150, we can get a real T square fence. It has it’s limitations, and needs some futzing to go on many table saws we have, but it works well. The big issues are that the rail length isn’t big enough for many and the fence itself could be much more useful if it was like an 8020 extrusion.

ps
I do have a WHOLE LOT of 8020 in my 4’ x 4’ CNC router. Great stuff.

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poopiekat

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#12 posted 1244 days ago

Though I have no opinion about presenting one’s self here as a product advisor, I will say that 80/20 and other modular aluminum extrusions and accessories has solved many fabrication problems in my shop. It’s no less related to woodworking than a discussion about Rust Removal, eBay, or any other loosely connected topic that most of us enjoy on Lumberjocks. My 80/20 home-made rip fence on my table saw is just plain awesome.

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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mcw

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#13 posted 1161 days ago

Glad you are on here. Just bought some of your pieces to build a larger and better fence and track for my table saw. You have a great product and good prices.

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bubinga

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#14 posted 1161 days ago

I have used 80/20 materials in my shop, and I welcome you !!!!!
I think having some one like this here to answer questions ,and such is GREAT !!!!!
We already have representatives of many companies here,and maybe,some, will put adds here, and that will benefit every one

-- E J ------- Always Keep a Firm Grip on Your Tool

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wmlaveck

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#15 posted 783 days ago

Welcome 8020,
I may soon wish your help on making a fence for my Craftsman table saw. It was a CL and presently I am cleaning and getting it in working order.
Bill

-- If I ever turn up missing, check the garage.

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