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Forum topic by Garwood posted 06-20-2014 10:56 PM 968 views 1 time favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Garwood

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06-20-2014 10:56 PM

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I have some interest in adding a sliding table to my PM 66 tablesaw. Rockler sells this Laguna unit for $695.00 and it cannot be purchased at Laguna for $795. Grizzly has a similar unit which I think is $595.00.

I have not been able to find any user reviews and am hoping a LJ has one of the units and will review it before I spend the big $$$

-- Gary


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#1 posted 06-20-2014 11:06 PM

Well, I’m pro sliding table and I had a Jessem for awhile.
They took it off the market for quality control reasons I
think. It does not have legs like the Laguna style one
and that meant if somebody was stupid enough to sit
on it, they could probably bend it.

Anyway, the Laguna/Grizzly one can crosscut to 49”
I think.

You might see if you can track down a Robland add/on
slider. It has some cool features and it’s built heavy.

Another option, a good one, imo, is to find a used old
iron saw with a rolling carriage or something like a used
Minimax SC3, get it running and sell the PM66.

I recently acquired a Tannewitz JS and when my other
saw is sold I’ll start using it. Darn thing weighs a ton,
literally.

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#2 posted 06-22-2014 02:15 PM

I am also a big fan of the slider. My favorite add on version is still the Excalibur. Here is a great article comparing a lot of them. The price is double what you are looking at, but I have had one running in a professional setting for 12 years. So much so that this year I actually had to replace the bearings, from honest wear. The exactor is a a licensed knock off… but looks to be great for a home shop. After that who knows. Loren’s point about used is always a good one. You could find a purpose built sliding saw for close to the price of this attachment new. However, quite a few of these go into home shops, and I find two or three a year on CL for sale with a saw. I would never get rid of that pm66, but you could pick up the sled, sell a saw, and have a free sliding crosscut!!

-- Who is John Galt?

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#3 posted 06-22-2014 04:04 PM

I bought a Hammer slider this last winter, 79×48, and it is an amazing crosscutting saw. Panels within a knat measured diagonal. I also rip with the slider to make glue up panels. Straighter than using a jointer. Just rip and glue. No experience with add-on sliding table attachments, but I would consider one now. Kept the old Uni, handy to have 2 saws.

-- Jim from Kansas

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#4 posted 06-22-2014 04:05 PM

LOBO sells an outrigger sliding table attachment for about $700.
Requires no feet support points though it has a big outrigger
support arm that sticks out and waggles back and forth.

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