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Forum topic by Lee Barker posted 02-23-2013 12:42 AM 611 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Lee Barker

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02-23-2013 12:42 AM

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How high above the rest of the saw table does the slider sit?

I have just installed a Jessem and the specs left it quite high and that doesn’t seem right. Are you a sixteenth or more, or a few thousandths over?

Thanks in advance.

Kindly,

Lee

-- "...in his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"


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jusfine

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#1 posted 02-23-2013 01:09 AM

Lee, I have not used the Jessem, but that doesn’t sound right to me.

I have had two of the Excalibur sliding tables on my Unisaw, and they are fully adjustable for height at the saw and have adjustable legs for leveling it all up.

Mine is always slightly lower than the table, and I have a plastic washer on the post that the fence sits on so it clears the table saw table and doesn’t make that awful screeching sound.

Don’t know if that helps your situation…

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Loren

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#2 posted 02-23-2013 01:12 AM

I had a Jessem set up an INCA cabinet saw. I had is set
pretty tight to the table. You may want to grind the
iron on the edge of the saw table to make sure there’s
no “english” in the alignment so you can adjust it
closer to flush. I’d set it just close enough that
you don’t scrape the finish off the bottom of the
fence. I probably used feeler gauges to do it.

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Nicky

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#3 posted 02-23-2013 01:34 AM

I have mine setup about 3/1000 above the saw table. This was the point that the fence glided over the table.
Mine is on a unisaw.

BTW, I use this slider all the time. I’ve had it for 5+ years and is still accurate. I do clean the bearings a few times a year. I love it!

-- Nicky

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#4 posted 02-23-2013 01:41 PM

So far as I know, they should be perfectly level and on the same plane

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#5 posted 02-23-2013 05:20 PM

I too have the Jessem slider mounted on a General 350; it is perfectly flush with the TS top, which, going by the instructions, is what it should be.

Mark

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Lee Barker

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#6 posted 02-23-2013 07:06 PM

Yet another wonderful example of the collective wisdom here.

Operator error: I did not read to the end of the instructions.

Per the text I aligned “the top edge of the mounting bracket slightly more than 3/16” below the top surface of the TS…” That put the finished top of the slider well proud of the TS surface.

What I would have learned had I not stopped there is that there are internal ways to raise the surface much more precisely. I feel somewhat stupid but for being a member here. That was a smart move.

Thank you for the input. All is well now.

Kindly,

Lee

-- "...in his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"

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#7 posted 02-23-2013 08:46 PM

If it is too high the wood will drop when cut ,or too low fail to sit on the table .So it should be as high as the table. In other words both should be at the same height the sliding table and the standing table. Alistair

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MJCD

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#8 posted 02-23-2013 09:22 PM

Within the Felder user community, I believe it’s common to have the slider a few thousands above the table; such that when you clamp work to the slider, it doesn’t drag on the Table.
MJCD

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Lee Barker

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#9 posted 02-23-2013 10:13 PM

That’s my intuition, MJCD. For it to operate smoothly you’d want the least friction possible on the static table. However, I also don’t want any difference that would affect my sliding waste to the left when I’m ripping with the fence. I think it probably gets down to feel.

Thanks again for the healthy exchange of info.

Kindly,

Lee

-- "...in his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"

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