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Forum topic by pjswoodshop posted 02-25-2017 01:29 PM 314 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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pjswoodshop

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02-25-2017 01:29 PM

So I am just about to buy a Minimax SC4 Elite. Im not completely limited by space but the 8.5 stroke would make things a little easier in my shop. I go through a unit or two a week and think the slider is going to make life a lot eaiser hopefully.
My question is about ripping lumber. I mill all of my faceframe material, and when I do its its about 1000 – 1500 feet worth. When I want to rip 10’ lumber into 1×2… do I just not use the sled and set the fence like a regular table saw? I have never been around a slider and have no idea. I just want to cover all my concerns before buying a $10k machine.


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Loren

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#1 posted 02-25-2017 03:44 PM

You can lock the sliding carriage in position and
use the machine more or less like a regular
table saw. Because the slider face is generally
aluminum magnetic accessories don’t work
though.

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#2 posted 02-25-2017 03:59 PM

Ok. That was a concern of mine. Glad to know it can work as a”regular” saw. Thank you.

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jimintx

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#3 posted 02-25-2017 04:02 PM

I’m intrigued with tis, and thus am following.
What is a “unit”, as used in this original post?

thanks

-- Jim, Houston, TX

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pjswoodshop

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#4 posted 02-25-2017 05:20 PM

A bundle of plywood. In 3/4” there is 52-53 sheets.

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drcoelho

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#5 posted 02-25-2017 06:56 PM

checkout the parallel fences from www.lambtoolworks.com, they are fantastic for repetitive, high accuracy rip cuts, I use them on my Felder CF 741 S sliding table all the time.

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