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Forum: Material Support Systems 11-24-2017, 01:27 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,650
Posted By Burt
That sure does look like a super assembly tool. ...

That sure does look like a super assembly tool.


Burt
Forum: Power Benches 08-27-2017, 01:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,034
Posted By Burt
You will find the EZ Bridge to be very useful. I...

You will find the EZ Bridge to be very useful. I used it all of the time in my cabinet shop.

I always found it to be accurate and repeatable cuts have never been a problem.

I've heard Dino...
Forum: Woodworking Philosophies 08-14-2017, 10:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,585
Posted By Burt
You seem to be primarily concerned with solid...

You seem to be primarily concerned with solid wood. I found it worth the added expense of buying my lumber surfaced and straightline ripped. That saved a bunch of time.
Forum: Woodworking Philosophies 08-12-2017, 12:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,585
Posted By Burt
I have built and used power benches that were...

I have built and used power benches that were large enough for a full sheet of plywood. I found that it was easier to work with the UEG and cabinet maker than it was to precisely place a full sheet...
Forum: Track System Power Tools and Dust Collection 06-15-2017, 09:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,004
Posted By Burt
Track saws have been put on EZ bases to use with...

Track saws have been put on EZ bases to use with the EZ Gear.

What I was talking about was using a track saw on a modified EZ rail. TO modify the rail, you remove the guide ridge, turn the rail...
Forum: Track System Power Tools and Dust Collection 06-14-2017, 01:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,004
Posted By Burt
Hilte 267E, Milwaukee saw, Makita track saw, 3...

Hilte 267E, Milwaukee saw, Makita track saw, 3 horse Makita router and bosch 1617. I have converted the EZ rail on the power bench to European style and use the Hilti and Makita track saw.
Forum: Guide Rail Systems 06-03-2017, 03:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,159
Posted By Burt
The best solution I have found for miter cuts...

The best solution I have found for miter cuts with EZ is to replace the miter bar on a miter gauge with a piece of EZ connector and attach a longer guide to the miter gauge. This method yields very...
Forum: Guide Rail Systems 04-28-2017, 10:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 905
Posted By Burt
That is a nice square. I still have a Makita...

That is a nice square. I still have a Makita rail so I may just decide to get one.


Burt
Forum: Unclassified Ads 03-27-2017, 01:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 752
Posted By Burt
For those not familiar with the Hilti, this is...

For those not familiar with the Hilti, this is one super saw. I still have 3 of them. When I started with EZ I said that I was going to find the best saw and then equip my shop with them. That is...
Forum: Track System Power Tools and Dust Collection 02-16-2017, 10:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,461
Posted By Burt
This saw is definitely interesting. I wonder...

This saw is definitely interesting. I wonder what it actually weights. The 5 amp hour batteries aren't light.
Forum: Power Benches 01-02-2017, 07:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,207
Posted By Burt
From what I can tell this is the kit to modify...

From what I can tell this is the kit to modify the EZ-1 into a multiform table. The info says that it is the plastic that fits an
EZ extrusion. You would put 1 x 4's into the plastic strips and...
Forum: Power Benches 01-01-2017, 01:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,207
Posted By Burt
PBB (Power Bench) was the term used for the...

PBB (Power Bench) was the term used for the original benches equipped with a bridge. EZ 1 is the latest edition of the power bench. We still use power bench to refer to benches equipped with a...
Forum: Cabinet Making 11-04-2016, 12:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,843
Posted By Burt
As a minimum you will need the cabinet maker and...

As a minimum you will need the cabinet maker and UEG to do cabinets. Also keep in mind that you will need some kind of cutting table. I like the old smart table - not sure what they call it now. ...
Forum: Cabinet Making 11-02-2016, 12:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,843
Posted By Burt
No problem.

No problem.
Forum: Cabinet Making 11-02-2016, 11:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,843
Posted By Burt
Your questions are loaded ones. Usually...

Your questions are loaded ones.

Usually members of the forum will recommend a track saw system as a way to get your feet wet. The track should be at least 54". At a minimum you will need the...
Forum: How-To 09-16-2016, 12:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,926
Posted By Burt
It works and that is all that counts! Burt

It works and that is all that counts!


Burt
Forum: Material Support Systems 09-12-2016, 07:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 12,943
Posted By Burt
The saw is definitely different. I would prefer...

The saw is definitely different. I would prefer a right hand blade. I'm not sure how I feel about it.


Burt
Forum: Material Support Systems 09-09-2016, 05:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 12,943
Posted By Burt
If I recall correctly, Dino and company...

If I recall correctly, Dino and company experimented with several of the tracks including the festool and determined they could be mounted on the EZ One. That would seem to be the best approach.

...
Forum: Package design advice 09-05-2016, 01:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,571
Posted By Burt
I have used the repeaters a good bit and was in...

I have used the repeaters a good bit and was in on the research and development of the UEG. Both are good tools. I found that once I had the UEG, the repeaters didn't get used. The UEG is lighter...
Forum: Package design advice 09-05-2016, 10:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,571
Posted By Burt
One of the strong points of the track saw is...

One of the strong points of the track saw is being able to use a rail to do a straight line rip cut.

We all choose different approaches to work. The larger PBB just didn't prove to be useful for...
Forum: Package design advice 09-04-2016, 10:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,744
Posted By Burt
When I was running a cabinet shop, I used the UEG...

When I was running a cabinet shop, I used the UEG and cabinet maker to break down sheet goods. I found the system to be faster easier work than using an unisaw.

As for dados I found the SRK to be...
Forum: Package design advice 09-03-2016, 12:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,571
Posted By Burt
Actually I had a selection of squares with...

Actually I had a selection of squares with different length rails. I assumed that you were asking about the length of a rail for 4 x 8 sheets.

Most often I used about a 30" rail. That would get...
Forum: Package design advice 09-03-2016, 09:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,571
Posted By Burt
I believe that I was using a 54". The 60 seemed...

I believe that I was using a 54". The 60 seemed to be a bit long. I wanted just enough to be able to cross cut a 4 x 8 sheet.

Burt
Forum: Package design advice 09-02-2016, 10:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,571
Posted By Burt
I had a cabinet shop until my health forced me to...

I had a cabinet shop until my health forced me to quit. I transitioned it from 3 unisaws to an all EZ shop. I would add the cabinet maker to Dino's list.

We found that it was easier to move the...
Forum: Rant, Rate, Rave & Review 08-23-2016, 09:22 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,247
Posted By Burt
As to depth of cut the dividing line for a larger...

As to depth of cut the dividing line for a larger saw seems to be between 2x and 8/4 stock. If you plan to use the 8/4 stock, you need the larger saw. I have the 10 1/4 Makita but it is seldom...
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