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Old 10-29-2015, 12:24 AM
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Default Re: FS 3000 and TS 75

I always just use a 6' level when connecting rails and it has worked fine; even when I connected 3 to make an 18'+ rail. The 1400 + 1900 makes a 3.3 meter long rail which might be a little more ungainly to handle than the 3000 for multiple repetitive cuts. I've never used the parallel guides with joined rails, so I don't know how well that would work.
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Old 10-29-2015, 01:52 AM
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Default Re: FS 3000 and TS 75

Yea,

Thought about the price difference after ordering, just a couple hundred more buys a long rail.

The long level works nice, just found that I have to do it each time I move the guide, I figured the Betterley deal could be set back on while moving and it should hold it's position- we'll see!

Don't feel too bad about spending a bit since my friend gave me an almost new 55 saw and the two short rails since he cuts all his sheet goods on his CNC. I did feel a little guilty, so I gave him a limited edition BCTW square.
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Old 10-29-2015, 02:47 AM
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My old parallel jig with the piano hinge will probably work fine keeping joined rails in place, as it would serve as a backbone, of sorts. Best part is you'd be all set up to rip too! It doesn't have the issue of stressing the rail that most current 'parallel guide' offerings have as my old design has the jig holding the rail rather than the rail holding the jig (not smart.)
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Old 10-29-2015, 04:40 AM
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Nice one, Corwin
Have a picture or link of it for this thread?
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Old 10-29-2015, 05:01 PM
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Nice one, Corwin
Have a picture or link of it for this thread?
I had photos of the jig years ago, but they're on an obsolete PC. However, I am currently working on a SketchUp illustration that will show basic parallel setups, including my old panel jig. It is similar to the hinged wing on my Narrow Strip Jig that I showed recently in my SketchUp animation.

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Old 11-13-2015, 07:02 PM
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Nice one, Corwin
Have a picture or link of it for this thread?
How about a vid?


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