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Old 04-18-2018, 12:53 PM
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Exclamation limited production ez-1's. ( testing )

Hi guys.
for a long time and as always my goal is to find ways and production methods to reduce the prices in all tools.

This time I like to make a limited production run on the ez-1 powerbench.
With solid top. 18mm Russian Birch UV finished on both sides.
A new metal Bridge where the handle is on the side.
easier to operate from the rear and the side of the table.
Foldable legs with 4 adjustable shoes.

The main feature is the 3 piece solid top where we can use 3 T-Tracks or sme's.
Using the 18mm Birch we can square the frame, bridge track and T-tracks
using inserts and screws but removable if needed for drop ins.
If someone likes the sliding fences...he can add them later?

The ST ( Solid Top) can be easily removed or fixed in place.
I like to use 3 part top. Each section 24" wide x 16" long.
Clamps and a new base will be included as well a 64" Guide rail.

Trying to secure the best prices /right parts at the lowest possible price.
Offer the new table a-la carte in case someone already has base, tracks or any other ez part that he already owns..
All that in order to offer a true square top with T-Tracks and all parts ( bridge)
true square and fully assemble table at the best possible price.

If we have a dedicated production line we can reduce the cost and final price.
Aiming for $699.00 plus shipping $50-$75.00 in US.

your thoughts, ( ideas, wishes , concerns and questions are always welcomed.
I hope to have enough interest from the forum and later to expend
the same model to all. The price may even be better after the first units are
IN THE BOX.

Like always...
Thanks again.

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Old 04-19-2018, 04:12 PM
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Sounds interesting. As I already have an ez-1, I love the idea of upgrading a la carte. It's hard to say for certain that the changes are worth it for me without seeing exactly what everything is and how much it costs but I'm looking very forward to seeing all the updates.
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Old 04-19-2018, 05:41 PM
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Sounds interesting. As I already have an ez-1, I love the idea of upgrading a la carte. It's hard to say for certain that the changes are worth it for me without seeing exactly what everything is and how much it costs but I'm looking very forward to seeing all the updates.
For you? I don't think so...
You have everything that you need and you can easily transform your
ez-1 to the limited production ( testing) solid top ez-one.

But for a lower price ez-one that more people can effort...Yes.

trying to make it easy for all.

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Old 04-20-2018, 01:19 AM
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Lower cost is good as long as quality remains. Easily expanding into a full fledged EZ1 is also excellent for new customers.

A PBB priced to compete with a job site saw or SCMS might be just the thing. You'll just need to market the heck out of it. Mine is a DIY PBB and not nearly as elegant as the EZ1 but everyone who sees me use it is impressed by the speed, safety, simplicity, and versatility of bridge system and deadwood concept.

You guys already do a great job with a la carte, custom orders, and helping with one-off applications both through this forum and over the phone. This is what sets you apart from your competition. It can drive costs up but so far some how you have made it work. I hope you can continue.

Sounds like super ideas to me.

Anxious to see all the new stuff!
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Old 04-20-2018, 12:04 PM
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The solid top sounds a lot like the incra "build it" panels

https://www.woodpeck.com/ttpanelconn.html

https://www.incrementaltools.com/INC.../bconect18.htm

Is that a fair comparison?

Are you making a new t-track with panel support lips to screw into?
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Old 04-21-2018, 11:43 AM
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The solid top sounds a lot like the incra "build it" panels

https://www.woodpeck.com/ttpanelconn.html

https://www.incrementaltools.com/INC.../bconect18.htm

Is that a fair comparison?

Are you making a new t-track with panel support lips to screw into?
That looks nice.
The SME ( sliding modules extrusion) needs some upgrades to make it
much easier to transform the EZ-1 to a true multi-functional table.

Something like that with all the users needs in mind.
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Old 04-21-2018, 03:22 PM
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That looks nice.
The SME ( sliding modules extrusion) needs some upgrades to make it
much easier to transform the EZ-1 to a true multi-functional table.

Something like that with all the users needs in mind.
Sounds great. Using a modified SME makes sense since it is already set up to be flush with 3/4 ply.
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Old 04-22-2018, 08:41 PM
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Sounds great. Using a modified SME makes sense since it is already set up to be flush with 3/4 ply.
For the tool builders the quick fix answer is to use attach one strip of wood under the SME. The sme is 3/4" x 2-500"
the 1"x4"= 3/4...now you have a lip of 0.500" in each side.
make your own lip...screw it.


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Old 04-22-2018, 10:24 PM
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Or rout a tongue on the edges of the panel to fit the slot on the side of the SMEs.
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Old 04-23-2018, 10:30 AM
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How does the new "side handle" bridge work? Does it no longer mount from the front and back? Meaning wood can be slid under it parallel for unlimited rip length?

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