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Old 05-13-2019, 08:43 AM
larryfoster larryfoster is offline
 
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Some people are sensitive, I guess
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Old 05-13-2019, 02:00 PM
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If you are talking about Christopher (tofu) and Mike and if they are indeed not involved in this forum any longer it is the forum and EZ's loss. Look at their Join Dates and Post counts they are both long time EZ supporters who have added to this community.

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Old 05-13-2019, 02:46 PM
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I am aware of their creds, sean.

If they choose to leave it will make a big hole.
Thia place isn't exactly a hot bed of activity.

But, this is just an internet forum.
There is absolutely nothing that happens here that matters in the larger picture.

I have spent way too much time on political forums.
Those places get nasty.

I can, also, see tofu getting bothered by Dino's comment.

But life's too short to get and stay upset
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Old 05-15-2019, 07:11 PM
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Ez has made a lot of great tools.. except dust collection being a Failure . Much happier with my green tools. It was a great expensive learning curve
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Old 05-30-2019, 02:01 PM
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Ez has made a lot of great tools.. except dust collection being a Failure . Much happier with my green tools. It was a great expensive learning curve
Thx siebold.

The dust collection needs a good dust shield with the dust port.
Even Festool sells a dust cover that is optional.
The only issue is the blade guard in some saws.
The guarg may cover the hole for the dust port and makes dust collection
much harder.

the ez fix is to remove the portion of the guard that covers the dust port hole.
very easy and no harm done to the cover or saw.

Keep in mind that ez system is not like any other system in the market and works with all the same time.

For some people with other tools like tablesaws and joiners etc. etc
a ready plunge saw system maybe is better.
If you found a better one for you without the extra work to install the base
this is fine. You may even find some features that first invented by ez.
Like the repeaters and the AC-2 in the Green Tools.
Like the edge guides by Kreg and now the tables.

About the squares. Looks like there is an aftermarket now ( THis is good)
from $50 to $350.00.
We try many types and we end up with the simple and adjustable one due to the fact that no extrusion is perfectly straight.
If you install a $300.00 "fixed" square to a $50.00 or $100.00 55" long track...
Your square cut is 100% guarantee not to be perfectly square in 48"
Here where the method out weights the tool.
For cut to size cabinet parts you can do cross cuts first
( If you can get good squaring cuts) and rip cuts after.
If you are not 100% sure that your cuts are square...many reasons not to.
(Materials, edges, user mistake by moving the track while cutting...
bad extrusion or square.)
You can use another method. Rip first and cross cut later.
Now you are cutting smaller widths and you have better accuracy on the squaring.

Good luck and use the ez extrusions to build benches and other tools.
Nothing goes to waste with ez extrusions.

thx again
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Old 05-30-2019, 04:25 PM
Wendell Terrell Wendell Terrell is offline
 
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"You can use another method. Rip first and cross cut later.
Now you are cutting smaller widths and you have better accuracy on the squaring."

I've always used this method; ripping the factory edge with my long track to straighten and then using, at first the ripsizer, then the UEG set up with fixed stops to do my rips. This way, all my cabinet sides are always the same width.(I do have an additional UEG to use for other cuts). After all the rips are made I go to my power bench setup with a flip stop to square the ends and to cut to length.
I will say, I've used my square that I fixed with an additional bolt to lock it in to cross cut with before and, once squared with a properly calibrated square, never had any problem cutting square panels as long as I did my part in setting it up. YMMV.
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Old 06-14-2019, 01:56 PM
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I can, also, see tofu getting bothered by Dino's comment.

But life's too short to get and stay upset
Larry, how about reading 100 times the same "problem" that don'exist.
A $500.00 square in an extrusion aluminun 55" long is going to be 100%
OFF by at least 1/8"? some time even more.
The design of ez track is the best for straightness.
But not to the aluminum ass. standards. Much better that is allowed due to center ridge that is in the center min. the deviations.

A perfectly straight edge costs 5 times more than any extrusion.
made from solid metal and goes over secondary processing.

Another post was about the bridge. one of the best inventions and solutions.
I thought about posting my thoughts about repeated "imaginary issues"
and the only thing I saw is a great damage to the tool.
comparing the cabinetmaker to a non adjustable square is not only wrong.
comparing the bridge to the parallel guides...( here goes the bridge..._)
makes visitors to thing twice about the benefits of the bridge.
I had enough from trolls like posting ( not saying the tofu is a troll)
but he can easily post like one without thinking the damage done to the ez tools.

I will try once again to start few brands with dedicated tools for many trades and fix ez where I see fit after real testing.
hybrid woodworking is the next step and i hope to find the help even if I have to go NFP this way.

tx,
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Old 06-14-2019, 02:10 PM
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I wasn't finding fault, Dino, just understanding how some people could be bothered.

Nothing you said would have bothered me.

I, also, understand that you have seen many criticisms of what you accomplished because someone felt they found a better way.
It has to get tiring.
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