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Forum topic by DeltaDaddy posted 11-27-2013 03:22 AM 1112 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-27-2013 03:22 AM

Topic tags/keywords: tablesaw sliding table

I’m looking into buying a sliding table saw attachment. any comments on the +’s and -’s of yours would be greatly appreciated


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#1 posted 11-27-2013 03:33 AM

If you have the floor space, get one like the Exactor or Excalibur.

I had a Jessem for awhile. It was accurate enough but do understand
that with a sliding table you have to take the fence off every time
you want to rip, unless you can pull the table back or push it forward
enough to not interfere with the rip. With the Jessem that was
about 30”, but I don’t remember exactly. The other problem with
the Jessem is that it just bolts to the side of the table and there’s
no triangulation of support. It is thus vulnerable to getting bent
if some moron sits on it but also may flex with heavier work pieces.
A feed support table can be added to the left the the sliding
table treated as a “walk through”.

In terms of attachments that mount to the saw only and require
no additional legs, the Robland is probably the best.

I have a small format saw now and the sliding table performance is
just killer, but I still have to take the crosscut fence off a lot
to rip more than 36” or so.

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#2 posted 11-27-2013 09:19 PM

I have had a great time with my excalibur. Had it for years now and keeps on trucking. It is hungry for space, has some quirks, but cost for dollar it is the best execution for the price.

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#3 posted 11-27-2013 10:19 PM

The inputs might be more pointed if we knew what your motivation is to add one to your saw. And, come to think of it, what model saw might be a factor too.



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#4 posted 11-27-2013 10:42 PM

Thanks Loren and Joey. -Lee, I am looking to square up sheet stock and cabinet parts easier than a carpenter square and a straight edge with router. I have a mid 80’s Delta Unisaw with a 52” Unifence. I was looking at the Laguna tools model that Rockler has and hope they have one in store to look at. It seems to run on the same type of track as our scmi at work, it just doesn’t have the large wing extension like the Exactor or Excalibur which I like for larger stock. I just don’t like the price tag as much.

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