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Dino
02-09-2010, 01:14 AM
Hi Guys.

Every time we try to make something new...
from old ideas that are waiting to see the ez light...
like the newest prototype of the portable/foldable PBB...
the final version of the guided planer...
the all metal ( aluminum) SPPB ( non tilting ) etc, etc...
the very first part that we need to make any of the above....

Is the simple self aligning ez connector.
Few of them to finish the job faster...
or a box full of connectors to make it better than before.
Looks like this part is the ez connection.

http://eurekazone.com/gallery/Connection-system-details



Where I'm going with this post?
Without the self aligning connectors with the superior holding power...
the ez system was nothing but a pain to make it...
Never mind that we was going to be forced to outsource almost all of our production to other fabricators with an investment that we simply can't afford. Bottom line?

The ez connector is the lifesaver for eurekazone.
Square/repeaters/cabinetmakers/bridges/PBB's/SSRK's and just about anything ez is made with few ez connectors.

The B-300? 12
The SSRK? 4
The Ez square? 2
SGS-114"? 3

The SPPB? a small box of them.
The new folding table? a dozen +.
same with all other ez tools.

Imagine that? ;)
I think...learning how to cut, drill and tap aluminum is a must
for all ez system owners.



thanks.

Randal Stevenson
02-09-2010, 01:44 AM
I agree it is the best component, but I think you will agree, the best part of the EZ is looking down at a completed project, that your holding in 10 fingers!;)

Burt
02-09-2010, 11:09 PM
I think...learning how to cut, drill and tap aluminum is a must
for all ez system owners.


That line is worth repeating. Maybe a tap set for 5/16" - 18 and an appropriate drill bit should be included with each EZ set.


Burt

Mel Beck
02-10-2010, 01:08 AM
Dino, Burt

I couldn't agree more

Mel Beck

staceyw
02-26-2010, 05:12 PM
I notice you don't fear cutting alum with your good blade? Is this ok for blade? tia

Is that "angle" t-track patented? You should also sell just T-Tracks with that "w" extrusion for jig making etc and sell on Rockler/Woodcraft. I think a lot of people would like the self centering feature for many jigs the "other" (table saw) people use.

PeterC
02-26-2010, 05:57 PM
Can a 1/4-20 tap be used with the EZ connectors reliably or do you have to use 5/16-18?

Also, to repeat Stacey's question, do you recommend another blade or do you use the Diablo 40T blade for cutting aluminum as well?

Dik Harrison
02-26-2010, 06:08 PM
The Diablo 40-tooth cuts the aluminum just fine.

The connector extrusion can be tapped with either, I use both, but I use the 5/16 more, to be compatible with most of the rest of EZ stuff.

PeterC
02-26-2010, 07:06 PM
Thanks, Dik!