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Old 08-15-2018, 10:45 PM
kenk kenk is offline
 
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Default Bench Clamps Pictured with Track Saw Systems

Did we ever find out how the bench clamps that are pictured with the Track Saw Systems actually work with the guide rails?

I just can't figure it out from the pictures.
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Old 08-16-2018, 03:21 PM
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Anyone? Bueller.
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Old 08-16-2018, 03:50 PM
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Default Unsure of your question

I have read the question several times and I still have no idea what you are referring to.
I have all of the old style EZ clamps. They would slide the track via "connector extrusions" and they worked very well. I would not give them up. The Kreg style clamps that are the style that seems prevalent today work with the track, though you need to swap out the bolt. I am not sure where the photos are that I made, but I did some a couple years ago. Showing options that could be used. You might try a search on my posts. I always tried to include photos when available.
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Old 08-16-2018, 09:00 PM
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If you go to look at the EZSMART Track Saw System 64", or any other similar Track Saw System listed on Eurekazone.com, in the prouct picture you will not see the original SmartClamps, but rather what I'd call screw-down toggle clamps with black rubber clamp tips and orange or red handles. They look like these E-TING Toggle Clamps on Amazon.

I simply don't understand how those toggle clamps might work with the EZSMART tracks. Maybe you have to fasten the toggle bench clamps to the material being cut with a one or more screws each, and then use them to clamp down the track? BUT, if you do that, then the saw can only run between the clamp tips - not beyond. Of course you also end up with clamp screw holes in the material you're cutting, which is not desirable. I would think an Irwin quick-grip would do better than those toggle clamps, but still not very desirable compared to the original SmartClamps.

As someone mentioned before, we suspect that the tooling for making the most excellent SmartClamps got lost/destroyed, and Eurekazone is working to get them found/replaced.

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Old 08-16-2018, 09:10 PM
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Actually, I suppose if you attached the base of the toggle clamps to a length of connector extrusion and slid it into the bottom groove of the track, then maybe flipping the toggle would clamp to the underside of the material??

I'm struggling to picture that.
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Old 08-17-2018, 12:44 PM
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I think they were lazy with the photos and didn't show the ones that had the aluminum connector extrusion retrofitted to the bottom.

I'm certain I saw toggle coamps with the connector extrusion somewhere on the website. It's gotta be the same one used
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Old 08-17-2018, 03:17 PM
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Default Wow! I am shocked!

Now I understand what you were getting at. I have no idea how those buggers can work with the EZ system. They seem like a totally inexperienced woodworkers idea, "they are clamps, what more do you want?" Dino would never show anything that wasn't his original thought. The Smart Clamps are a case in point. I have no answers. Perhaps once sales drop through the floor, they will listen to Dino again. From all appearances, there are investors or ?? that don't know EurekaZone from the Twilight Zone. Lord help us! Dino would at least show a photo of how something did was supposed to work. Yes documentation was always an afterthought, never ignored. Perhaps other members need to register their displeasure by email or phone call to customer service? I have no answers, and I am pretty much powerless.
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Old 08-17-2018, 04:10 PM
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Quote:
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I am pretty much powerless.
You're not wearing a cape with a big "EZ" on your chest???!!!
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Old 08-17-2018, 05:41 PM
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You're not wearing a cape with a big "EZ" on your chest???!!!
tHe new team is trying very hard to save ez after the 2 previews teams
did everything possible to destroyed.
But ez is not just tools. Is an idea and a method that will last forever.

we are in good hands now even with all the mistakes and bad luck.
the first round of ez was the first even movement in the field.
almost 20 years old now...Imagine that?
The second and last one will be the biggest surprise in the market and not only woodworking.
I receive daily reports and results of functionality and evaluation in over 50
ideas/concepts/tools.
We are very close to a new start with amaEZing offerings.

To tell you the truth, I wasn't even sure that I can do it but thanks to
the ez guys and few friends....we are moving ahead again.

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Old 08-18-2018, 12:30 AM
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Very good to hear Dino. Also good to hear that product is starting to come back in stock (UEG, EZ-1) per the Facebook post this week. Looking forward to seeing the next wave of EZ innovations and bringing back some of the classics like the Smart Clamps, honestly, one of the best clamp designs out there.

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