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Old 01-18-2016, 12:45 PM
kenk kenk is offline
 
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Default The opposite of the EZ-1/Power Bench

On another woodworking forum there has been a lot of talk lately about something called a "sliding table". Not knowing what the heck that is I looked it up and found this video on youtube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hb1r-_lMLqs

A "sliding table" is indeed the EXACT opposite of an EZ-1/Power Bench.

I would think that there remains a huge risk of kickback on a sliding table.
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Old 01-18-2016, 11:21 PM
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I agree. As nice, and as expensive, a sliding table saw can be. Kickback is still an inherent danger, albeit diminished in more modern designs. That said, the slide is safer because material can be clamped to it and pushed through the cut keeping your hands and body away from the blade. Also, with an accurate miter gauge, there is less need for a sled and miter saw. However, they are expensive and I've never seen a portable one. So, despite a diverse range of cuts one can make, they are best suited for a cabinet shop.
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Old 01-19-2016, 06:51 AM
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They can be great, but a good one is huge, heavy, and very expensive. Used one when I worked as a cabinetmaker in a local cabinet/trim shop, back in grad school days (1976).
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