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Old 05-21-2017, 09:45 PM
Tracedfar Tracedfar is offline
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Thanks for the questions!

1. To mount the bridge, I used two lengths of SME extrusion fastened to the front and back edge of the table.

2. I don't do as many miter cuts as I'd like. I modified an Incra gauge to attach to the guide rail, and a few other approaches. It's a work in progress. I get accurate angles but getting consistent length is a challenge, like for picture frames. I think adding t-tracks for clamps and stops might help.

3. I'll try to attach a pic of my PBB. It's on another thread here.

4. I got the 4'x8' Centipede for $120. As a work bench, I lay a half sheet of plywood at either end. Hold fasts, as well as braces for 2x4, are included. Breaking down sheet goods is a breeze with this and the UEG. Load capacity rated at 3,000lb, only weighs about 15lb, and stores in about 1sqft of floor space. Couldn't be happier.
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Old 06-15-2017, 02:23 PM
marc82much marc82much is offline
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Default Power Bench (PB)

Is the "Power Bench (PB)" you mentioned now called something else?
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Old 06-15-2017, 03:02 PM
Dik Harrison Dik Harrison is offline
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A power bench is a user made EZ bench, usually from their own design to meet their unique needs.
Have fun...

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Old 06-15-2017, 09:43 PM
kenk kenk is offline
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Correct me if I am wrong, but I think most of the time the home-made tables are typically turned into "power benches" by adding an EZ Smart B300 Bridge Kit, and it seems to me that it's easiest to attach it using lengths of extrusion at front and back.

The other critical element of the power bench is the squaring fence - that sits at a perfect 90 degree angle from the guide rail on the bridge. It is much like the back fence on a miter saw. I suspect there are a lot of different create ways to create that fence.

Oh, and Marc I'm giving you a big wave hello in a northerly directly from down here in the Chicago suburbs. :=)

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Old 06-16-2017, 12:49 PM
Mike Goetzke Mike Goetzke is offline
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Originally Posted by marc82much View Post
Is the "Power Bench (PB)" you mentioned now called something else?
PBB = Power Bench Bridge
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