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  • Aftermarket sliding table

    Since I replaced my BT3100 with a Ridgid R4512 a few years ago, I miss my sliding miter table. I've looked at the Excalibur sliders and they seem huge and the reviews all say they don't hold settings, it is a pain to take the fence on and off, etc. Basically all the same complaints that were made about the BT3x sliding table. I'm probably favoring the Laguna slidier because of its size which appears to be identical to the Jessem and Grizzley addons.

    Does anyone here have experience with any of these and what are the pros / cons you've seen?
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    I do not have “owners” experience, rather I have experience walking around several saws with sliding miter tables. I really though I wanted one but have decided that I can’t devote that much of my shop space to any single tool. I have not seen any large table saw with the sliding table that was considered movable, and that is a quality that every tool in my shop must have. Several of the shops I have visited has 2 saws with sliding tables, one that they used and one that they didn’t use because it wasn’t accurate any longer. When I asked why it was not accurate one shop said it had been bumped by bumped by a forklift and they couldn’t get it to square up, other shop said their unused saw had a cheaper brand slider and wasn’t ever accurate. My thoughts on an alternative for a sliding table would be a Festool Multi Function Table set up as a outfeed table on the table saw and use a track saw for large piece cuts.

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    • #3
      I use an Incra miter sled and love it. I don't do large pieces though, where the sliding tables really shine. It's super accurate, convenient, repeatable.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Carlos View Post
        I use an Incra miter sled and love it. I don't do large pieces though, where the sliding tables really shine. It's super accurate, convenient, repeatable.
        I have the Incra Miter 5000 sled and I love it. My problem is with larger pieces, that still aren't all that big. Last week I was squaring up cabinet sides for 1024mm (40") uppers and there was no support at the end. Trying to cross cut a 610mm (24") base cabinet side isn't possible with the Miter 5000.
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