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Old 12-21-2017, 04:50 PM
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Can anyone post details of how to fasten the recommended SME to wood - for attaching the B300 Bridge?

What kind of hardware is typically used? I'm guessing pan head screws won't leave room for the B300 Bridge connectors to slide. If using flat head screws do they have to be countersunk so that the B300 Bridge connectors can slide through the SME? Is there enough aluminum thickness to do the countersinking?

Also, I'd like input into how high to place the top of the B300 Bridge's black plastic hinge bracket relative to the top of the power bench's (or EZ-One's squaring & sliding rails - the surface on which the wood will sit when cutting).

The EZ-One assembly video says to place it flush with the top of the end rail (which is some distance below the top of the squaring & sliding rails - I haven't measured that distance)). I made a note that Dik had recommended placing the top of the B300 Bridge bracket 3/4 inch below the top of the end rail to make it easier to lift the guide rail.

This B300 Bridge bracket height placement detail - for both a power bench surface and the EZ-One end rail - needs to be added to the B300 Bridge and the EZ-One instructions.

Ken
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Old 12-21-2017, 07:36 PM
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Ken,

The SME extrusion is 3/4" high, and the connector extrusion is about 11/32" so there should be enough room underneath the connector for a pan head screw.

The instructions for the B-300 show the top of the bracket flush with the top of the EZ-1 frame, but then shows a "work surface" on top. Assuming 3/4" material, I believe that the SME and bracket would be 3/4" below the top of your bench surface - this question has come up before, maybe a search in the Power Bench forum would confirm this.
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Old 12-21-2017, 08:09 PM
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Like others, I mounted the bridge 3/4" below the cut level/surface on my DIY PBB. I also counter-sunk the screws that hold the SME to the table but I'm not sure it was necessary. There seems to be ample room in the channel.
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Old 12-21-2017, 08:57 PM
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"Ez is getting ready for the final move."

"Imagine a bridge on your tablesaw?"

I'm trying to imagine what this means. A new tool or marketing strategy? A shift in application or philosophy? What of the deadwood concept? Will EZ still be a table saw alternative or just an enhancement?

I'm looking to upgrade my set up. A central component was going to be an EZ1 with folding legs. However, at list price with options, it's approaching the price point of a Festool MFT setup or even a Sawstop job site saw. This and the upcoming changes means I'm going to sit back and see what happens until after the first of the year.

When will the "new and improved" EZ be revealed and hit the market? A few details would be welcome.

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Old 12-22-2017, 09:13 AM
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"Ez is getting ready for the final move."

"Imagine a bridge on your tablesaw?"

I'm trying to imagine what this means. A new tool or marketing strategy? A shift in application or philosophy? What of the deadwood concept? Will EZ still be a table saw alternative or just an enhancement?

I'm looking to upgrade my set up. A central component was going to be an EZ1 with folding legs. However, at list price with options, it's approaching the price point of a Festool MFT setup or even a Sawstop job site saw. This and the upcoming changes means I'm going to sit back and see what happens until after the first of the year.

When will the "new and improved" EZ be revealed and hit the market? A few details would be welcome.

Hi T.
sorry for the cryptic, used car salesman... marketing like looking post.

The next step is to combine all ways, tools and systems.
To use the ez tools with or without any tools that you need to start,
expend or make a whole new shop using mostly or even only EZ.

In some cases you can use ez to enhance your $4K tablesaw and
in others to replace it...here where the "Ways" kick in.
What I'm trying to convey is the final design move and the unlimited
versatility that ez offers...to do all the above.

the Dead Wood concept is better understood by watching
how a machinist works.
First come the Vise or fixtures to secure your work piece.

Woodworkers had to learn how to better push the wood to the blade.
Wood is alive and forces released by the cut can easily create an accident?

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Old 12-22-2017, 03:04 PM
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Hi Dino,

Do you have any drawings? Or precise details?

I understand the overall concept, but have zero idea how any of this will be put into practice.

For example, is the bridge being reoriented? -- you aluded to putting it on the edge so we no longer cut through ssme.

Use ez on a table saw? Use ezone as a safe table saw? Unlimited rip length? Super confusing.

I can understand how this would keep a potential buyer in limbo. Fear of missing out on improved tools or methods. While everything may be backwards compatible, I imagine most customers don't want to have to purchase additions or modify their current setups when they could have just saved time and effort by waiting a couple months.

Imagine a customer buying ez-one today at retail then realizing 2 months later he didn't need to cut through his ssme. Or that his table could have been smaller and lighter.

Of course, if precise details can't be shared until you file patents, then I understand. Letting us know you can't tell us exactly what's going on would be fine

Thanks
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Old 12-22-2017, 03:39 PM
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Hi Dino,

Do you have any drawings? Or precise details?

I understand the overall concept, but have zero idea how any of this will be put into practice.

For example, is the bridge being reoriented? -- you aluded to putting it on the edge so we no longer cut through ssme.

Use ez on a table saw? Use ezone as a safe table saw? Unlimited rip length? Super confusing.

I can understand how this would keep a potential buyer in limbo. Fear of missing out on improved tools or methods. While everything may be backwards compatible, I imagine most customers don't want to have to purchase additions or modify their current setups when they could have just saved time and effort by waiting a couple months.

Imagine a customer buying ez-one today at retail then realizing 2 months later he didn't need to cut through his ssme. Or that his table could have been smaller and lighter.

Of course, if precise details can't be shared until you file patents, then I understand. Letting us know you can't tell us exactly what's going on would be fine

Thanks
Chris
hi Chris.
Some ez guys allreday moved the Bridge to the edge.
Others have the Bridge mounted in tablesaws extension tables instead of
using sliding tables. Is already happening and we want to push it in all directions. Cutting the ssme's is not an issue.
You can always use them and re-connect them again with any setup.

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Old 12-25-2017, 04:58 AM
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Dino, I'd like to get a bridge through the special you mention. Was trying to checkout through the normal method and not seeing the free shipping. Thanks
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Old 12-25-2017, 03:07 PM
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Dino, I'd like to get a bridge through the special you mention. Was trying to checkout through the normal method and not seeing the free shipping. Thanks
Hi Rothnic.
best to go ahead and buy it.
easiest for us to make a refund...until we get the web guy to fix it.

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