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Forum topic by Sergio posted 04-15-2010 02:44 PM 2711 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Sergio

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04-15-2010 02:44 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question tablesaw

Hi everybody,
I´m from Brazil (my very 1st post) and a beginner hobbyst woodworker. I have a very tiny small table saw that is set up into a “mobile working center” and want to upgrade it with a sliding attachment. I´ve seen many, but my dream is on a tool similar to Jessem´s 7500 slider. I´ve checked at Grizzly´s website and they have a new model – T10223. Laguna Tools also have a new one, the Universal Sliding Table System that is found at their website. Both of them have supporting legs.
As I´m not used to this kind of tool I´m asking if anyone could make comments on those, specially on the rolling systems compared to Jessem´s, and if the supporting legs would be a problem as my tablesaw has a mobile workstation base.
Thanks

Sergio Nascimento


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Mark Shymanski

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#1 posted 02-12-2011 06:46 AM

Hmmm, not too many responses to your first (and only?) post here. I guess the traffic is so high these days that some of the interesting questions get missed. You now have a year’s more experience then when you asked this question… how would you answer yourself now? Sliding crosscut sleds are great for smaller pieces sliding tables great for sheet goods. How much are you going to do of each? I think the answer to that question will help you answer your questions about which to get.

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#2 posted 02-15-2011 12:19 AM

Mark, thanks for your comments. After a year of experience I´d say that you´re completely right. I have both now, and each one has its own part for my woodworking hobby. As I´m doing small cuts now, sled is mostly used.

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#3 posted 02-15-2011 02:54 AM

I have used the Jessem on my table saw for about 8 years now and consider it one of the best investments I ever made. It can’t handle large sheet goods like the Excalibur, but it will handle squaring up kitchen cabinet-size panels. I had no more need for a radial arm saw after I installed it. Mine is the version made for Rockler which is blue instead of the Jessem red one, but they are both the same.

What I really like is not having any feet or other supports to get in the way. The Jessem is much better suited for a mobile situation. The problem with the Grizzly is that the mounting rail extends out toward the operator side of the saw forcing you to maneuver your body around it. The Jessem mount doesn’t extend past the end of the fence rail even though it will slide 30” toward the operator when needed for squaring panels.

It takes some time to properly align it, but I suspect this is true for all of them. Once properly aligned, you can remove the fence when needed, and place it back without disturbing the alignment. I highly recommend it.

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#4 posted 02-16-2011 02:19 PM

That´s exactly what I think about Jessem slide.
Though mine is out of work now (lack of space in my garage shop) I plan to start using it again as soon as I can build extra space for my tools.
Thanks for your post.
Btw, it seems you´re also a guitar player. What guitar is that?

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