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JessEm Mast-R-Slide 7500
This is an accessory we've been waiting years for someone to make - a sliding table that attaches to a standard table saw without extension legs and an engineering degree.
JessEm Tool Co.'s (866-272-7492 or jessem.com) new sliding table (available now) is sized to help with many of the crosscutting applications on a table saw that a miter gauge - even a quality aftermarket model - can't handle. Yes, there have been sliding tables available for years, but they required a single location for the saw because every time you moved things, the leg system needed to be readjusted to match. Other system s that avoided the floor problem included a guide bar that extended into the operator's area that added, shall we say, a hazard.
The Mast-R-Slide offers three positions for its crosscut fence. The middle position is designed for mitered cuts. The front and rear positions allow the user to crosscut up to a 36"-wide panel that's secured either at the front or back.
The fence telescopes out to handle long stock, with a closed capacity of 28" and an extended position that will cut a maximum length of 48" using the included flip-stop - excellent! Many sliding tables and aftermarket miter gauges are either too short to be useful or too long for everyday operations. The JessEm has the best of both worlds: long enough for daily use and the ability to get longer when you need it.
Even more important, the design of the fence locks in at 90° to the blade and stays there, even after you remove and replace the fence. One of our major long-running frustrations with sliding tables is the constant testing and retesting required whenever you re-attach the fence after removing it for ripping operations.
The JessEm solves this problem by offering fixed attachment points for the fence when it is in the forward and rear positions. Other sliding table units rely on a system where you pivot the fence and then rest it against a stop to square it to the blade. And the stop is not always reliable - hence the test cuts.
You may consider the $540 a little steep, but if you've ever wrestled with this problem you'll be more than willing to pay the price.
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