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12-05-2010 02:48 AM

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i am thinking about getting this sliding table any comments on its quality

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#1 posted 12-05-2010 03:13 AM

I cannot speak directly to your question. I have no experience with this sliding table. However, I’m reasonably confident that you would be getting good value for the money. I’m a Grizzly fan.

IMO – the real question is, “Do you need a sliding table?” I see it as an advantage if you are doing some very precise work with small items. Otherwise, I don’t understand the need for sliding tables.

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#2 posted 12-05-2010 03:17 AM

i dont really need a lot of the tools i got if you ask some people lol the reason i am interested in it is cause i constanlty cut 2’ wide cab sides and it seems like every crosscut sled i build only lasts 6 months and it gets damaged or stops cutin square

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#3 posted 12-05-2010 04:03 AM

No help here. Wish I could be, though.

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#4 posted 12-05-2010 04:23 AM

if you can get used to working with that
in the way of your hip
go for it

i have used 3 12’ sliding saws
they do work great

some earlier add-ons were not to good
but overall
it has to beat beat up sleds

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#5 posted 12-05-2010 10:34 PM

I really dont like a sliding table, but I dont build many cabinets thou.

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#6 posted 12-07-2010 05:31 AM

to be honest i dont know if i will like it either i dont have space for a panal saw i dont like festool track or anyother track saw because of the hassle with them and i built bullet proof sled that last weeks before they self-destruct so i am open for suggestions

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#7 posted 12-07-2010 05:54 AM


As a fellow citizen I say go for it. The economy needs the boost. But as a fellow cabinetmaker I think you already know the answer. That slider is not designed for what your describing. I too cut many panels from full length rips. Sometimes I use a sled and sometimes I don t. Sometimes I don t feel like stooping to pick it up but I will tell you that I have seen that slider on a friends saw and he loved it but he did only very smallish projects. The only thing I have seen that will outperform a large waxed cast iron top with true perimeter support tables is a real sliding saw. They require lots of real estate and are very heavy and excell at panel processing. But as you know panel processing is just a portion of what we do. In fact it is a small portion unless your doing frameless work. Frankly if your doing a lot of work and getting six months from a sled your doing very well.l I know you ll make the right decision JB

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#8 posted 12-08-2010 01:26 AM

thanks cabmaker i been saving up to build a bigger shop and i will invest in a sliding saw then but now i just dont have the room or to be honest enough work to justify the expense. and your right i only spend about four hours tops cutting ply the rest is solid lumber work. i have though about just building three or four sleds and hanging them up use them disposible lol.

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#9 posted 12-08-2010 02:30 AM

I don’t see that being very useful for cutting sheet goods. There isn’t very nuch table there to support your work. If you want to add a slider, I suggest looking at excalibur’s sliders. I put one on my unisaw about 5 years ago and have loved having it.

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