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Old 01-01-2017, 11:14 PM
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that video makes it look too easy And those are like a $40 item right now and I just attach them to a piece of plywood ?

http://www.eurekazone.com/SearchResu...zt2200&Submit=
Not exactly, they are made to slide into the appropriate EZ extrusion. So you attach your 1x4 to the plastic and then slide the assembly into the aluminum.

For your table, you would need this http://www.eurekazone.com/product_p/ezt2300.htm
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Old 01-02-2017, 12:06 AM
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I have all of the versions of the table and I have no idea how I could function without one. I like the Multi Function Table with the metal bases and plastic sliders. The original plastic base works fine but it does have give that will cause a sticky movement at times. I built a framed table with banquet legs underneath. I have been shocked at 8 sheets of 3/4" plywood stacked on the top without any shaky wobbly action. The MFT tops and the EZ1 top allow you to clamp and maneuver on the backside of the sheet and this is the only product that I know of that lets me do that. I have driven finish nails half in and half out, into the sacrificial wood leaving little "spikes" standing up out of the sacrificial wood strips. I then lay on the nail points, a plywood sheet that has been painted or finished both sides. This permits an express application, in one mix up of finish. The little finish nails leave traces that are barely noticeable on the down drying side.

I got back into EZ after I was treated for stage 4 cancer. My left side is barely usable and my arm is nearly worthless. I could not handle a large sheet of ply for breakdown on a table saw. Not doable at all! Now I can set up the MFT with banquet legs at the end of my Suburban. I slide a flat 4X8 Sheet out the back and onto the MFT. I would use the Rip Sizer (no longer sold as replaced by the UEG). I could break down my sheets as needed and proceed with construction.

I know that is not a compelling argument for making MFT one of your arsenal of tools. Still, it does have a place.
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Old 01-02-2017, 09:42 AM
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that video makes it look too easy And those are like a $40 item right now and I just attach them to a piece of plywood ?

http://www.eurekazone.com/SearchResu...zt2200&Submit=
To be honest, I have NO clue what this product is. They don't give much of a description.
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Old 01-02-2017, 02:43 PM
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http://www.eurekazone.com/product_p/ezt2200.htm
http://www.eurekazone.com/product_p/ezt1100.htm
http://www.eurekazone.com/product_p/ezt2300.htm

You are right -- you have no idea and honestly -- neither do I. These are the links to the three similar products. I think you will find three packages that really confuse more than sell. It all started out one way and then evolved and evolved and evolved. The past management team NOT the current team, kept all the versions on hand and alive. I would not be surprised if, at some point in the future, these products will be organized or restructured in a logical way. I have pointed out in other posts, that I really like my table top kits. I have all three -- I could not work without them, but for the life of me I see no reason to package and list three oddly competing set ups. I suspect that EZ product owners just get something and hope it is the right one, or just give up and go else where. At least that is my opinion -- for what it is worth.
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Old 01-02-2017, 07:03 PM
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To be honest, I have NO clue what this product is. They don't give much of a description.
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 then insert the plastic extrusions into the aluminum extrusions.

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Old 01-02-2017, 08:33 PM
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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 then insert the plastic extrusions into the aluminum extrusions.

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The 1100 ($60) EZ-One Raised Top Kit is clearly a set of six equal length plastic strips that are used to attach 1x4's that slide into the EZ-One squaring and sliding rails ... making it equivalent to a Multiform Table.

The 2300 ($125) Multiform Table Top Kit is clearly a set of four long and four short pairs of aluminum/plastic sliding rails that make the Multiform Table. The four long rails go across the 2' width of the plywood and the four short rails go diagonally on the four corners.

Looking at the one picture of the 2200 (normally $60) EZ-1 Table Top Plastic Kit it showns a set of four long and four short plastic strips, but the picture is too small to be able to tell if the strips are actually pairs of base & sliding rails (a bottom plastic base and a top plastic slider that fits inside the base - much like the original SmartTable). The count and lengths look to be exactly like the 2300 Multiform Table Top Kit, so I'm wondering if the 2200 is just a lower cost all plastic version of the 2300 Multiform Table Top Kit, and actually has nothing to do with the EZ-One ... but then why do they call it an EZ-1 Table Top Plastic Kit??? Again, so very confusing.

http://www.eurekazone.com/product_p/ezt1100.htm
http://www.eurekazone.com/product_p/ezt2300.htm
http://www.eurekazone.com/product_p/ezt2200.htm
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Old 01-02-2017, 09:42 PM
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I've the all plastic version, whatever it's called. It works fine. I don't see any reason why you'd change the plastic track piece to aluminum. Would I buy the aluminum/plastic version for $120? No.
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Old 01-02-2017, 10:36 PM
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Very frustrating and confusing. It just feels like maybe they don't sell those items either much or anymore or something like that and just concentrate on the newer products. That is just what it feels like, and certainly puts me off quickly deciding to just order it. If I get time during the work day perhaps I will simply call them and ask. I kind of forgot that there were companies that made you talk to actual persons in order to do things.
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