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Old 05-28-2011, 07:05 AM
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Default How tight is the tracks in your smart table kit?

I am putting together the smart table kit I ordered early May. Of the 10 center tracks, I say 6-7 of them has a slight bend to them. Each in different direction. 3 are very warped. It seems when the plastic was hot they got warped.

Note at 3m27s in video, the tracks slidesout easily. Does yours slide out that easily?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pcaUH8uGKg#t=3m27s

Mine does not slide out easy. I weight 190lbs and when I pull, some tracks won't slide out. I had to use a millet to tap them in and out, or hit them with my fist. If it is so hard to use it defeats the purpose...The screws are flush and I lubricated the tracks so my installation is correct.

If it is $10-20 bucks I will let it slide. But $55 for plastic strips I expected them to be straight, consistent, easy to set up and use. I don't think this level of tightness is part of the design. Am I supposed to trim the inside track with a knife for a better fit?

BTW I am happy with the track saw and miter square I got. I don't speak for all smart table kits, but the particular smart table kit I received is disappointing.



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Old 05-28-2011, 08:00 PM
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Contact Eurekazone. Dino and company with help you out.


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Old 05-28-2011, 08:12 PM
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Yes Dino will tell you to sand the side by a 32 of an inch but I think you should just use 3/4" plywood cut to 3.5 inches wide x 24" long and they will slide fine.

Now as for the arch in the plastic not sure what to tell you.
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Old 05-28-2011, 08:19 PM
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Thanks. I can do a bit of sanding if it is normal for you guys too.
The 3 tracks there are bend too much, Eurekazone is mailing me replacements.
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Old 05-28-2011, 10:42 PM
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Thanks. I can do a bit of sanding if it is normal for you guys too.
The 3 tracks there are bend too much, Eurekazone is mailing me replacements.
Good to hear that I was sure Dino would fix you up he always does workout problems most of the time on his time also.

EZ Does backup there toys.
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Old 05-29-2011, 12:23 AM
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Yes Dino will tell you to sand the side by a 32 of an inch but I think you should just use 3/4" plywood cut to 3.5 inches wide x 24" long and they will slide fine.

Now as for the arch in the plastic not sure what to tell you.
This is something that should be in the instructions. I originally used 1x's to make the strips. Then I found out that Dino used plywood when designing them, so their size will not be correct for 1x's and you should measure them and get plywood (can vary in size) accordingly. It will make a BIG difference.
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Old 05-29-2011, 12:29 AM
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This is something that should be in the instructions. I originally used 1x's to make the strips. Then I found out that Dino used plywood when designing them, so their size will not be correct for 1x's and you should measure them and get plywood (can vary in size) accordingly. It will make a BIG difference.
Yes I agree with you Randal I think you helped me when I received mine so thanks for the info.
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Old 05-29-2011, 05:51 AM
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Yes, 1x4 is too thick.

I just took out some 1x4, made a shallow rabbet with my router and re-screwed them. It is much better now.

When I installed the 1x4 first time, I had to use a millet to bang them in, and the inside track had to jam spread open accommodate the 1x4. This is unlike the nice tolerance in the track saw products.

But the tracks in picture probably still need replacement.
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