They fit my portable saw well and have adjustment screws built in to make the fit perfectly tight in just a few seconds.
Made of a very stiff and stable composite material so they don't warp, yet are gentle on your expensive carbide blade.
The slot provides clearance for your riving knife in the high or low positions. So, you can set up with the full-safety rig for through-cuts, or lower the riving knife for grooves and other joinery cuts.
Yes, I can and have made many of these from scratch. At this price, and considering the value of my time, I still feel these are a bargain. It would take me more than a half-hour to make one this nice.
One; Although I am no longer a "pro" carpenter, I needed a sturdy collapsable support system because I sometimes travel when doing volunteer work. Compact size and versatility were important considerations.
Two; I saw some local Amish carpenters using these. I'm talking about third and fourth-generation lifetime professional carpenters, guys who are known for practicality and frugality... the kind of cheap-skate grizzled old pros who prefer to make everything from scratch instead of buying. They won't buy ANY tool unless it's good for a century or two. I figured if those guys bought these, then there must be something worthwhile to them. That… Read more
After carefully reading reviews and watching videos, I gave these a try. Glad I did!
With the T-Nuts (sold separately) they attach directly to Ridgid fences or any similar fence that has slots in the top. That's nice since I'm impatient and do not like products that require building a jig to use the device.
Installation is fast and easy. The instructions could be a little better, but the diagram is adequate so putting these together is intuitive. Each part has only ONE obvious connection, so you can't put it together wrong. It took about three minutes for each one including adjustment. You just screw on the rollers and tighten their nuts, screw in the adjustment knob,… Read more