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Hey everybody, I'm thinking of making a sliding table to attach to the side of my tablesaw and I've watched a few videos on youtube but I don't quite understand how it all goes together or where the parts come from. I guess my real question right now is where do you-all get extrusions and parts from? I don't want to go in green, and pay more than I have to for this stuff. I'm not in a hurry so online purchases are absolutely an option, maybe my only option really. I don't know of a local place to pick this stuff up.

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Faztek 15QE3030 3" X 3" Heavy Wall T Slotted Extrusion 49 5 8" Long | eBay

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Wow Charles, i've seen you mention Faztek, but hadn't looked at it until tonight. The Faztek stuff looks a lot like the 80/20 extrusions 80 20 Inc T Slot Smooth 1 5 x 3 Aluminum Extrusion 15 Series 1530 s x 48 N | eBay. Almost like they're coming out of the same machine.

I've used some of the 10-Series from 80/20 and it's good stuff. They're only about 60 miles from me, so cheap shipping with 1 day delivery helps too. And, if i really needed to skip an afternoon of work i suppose i could drive over. My orders have been small enough to make it cheaper to have them ship it.

Interested to see what you come up with for a slider. Might be a fun project, but i'm not engineer enough to develop the basic concept. Please post your project when you start.

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Maybe they did come from the same machine Earl. I noticed this ad for some used stuff on your link. Super deal if you live in the States. Aluminum Extrusion Extruded 8020 Channel Profile T Slot | eBay

Jack, I should have mentioned that you are better off going to their website (google Faztec). They have extrusions that are meant to be used as sliders and the slides that fit them. I didn't see those on the ebay listings.

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McMaster-Carr is a good place to get bearings. mcmaster.com
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Thanks guys for the help, I also found the THK bearings and... I'm stunned at the prices. I had no idea they would be this much. I thought they were just a hard nylon rub that trapped the rail. I was wrong. First time! Anyway, I'm re-thinking the design a little, I'm looking for sturdy and CHEAP. That's my style. (Unless you ask my wife, she'll tell you she never met anyone who can spend money like me!)

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Not sure what your purpose is, but For my table saw, I bought adjustable height rollers ( left and right side ) for work holding. And adjustable flex top stand, for the front, to feed from. I have a same height work table, in the rear to slide on. All were bought (except work table, made it ) at Home depot, reasonable.
My biggest problem is, storing them when not in use. Always in the way.
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This would be a good solution. The slides aren't that expensive even for 4 of them. They would be plenty good enough for a slow speed application and would last for 1000s of cycles before wear would be an issue. Can't remember how much the extrusions are. What you need is at the bottom of the page. Faztek T-Slotted Aluminum Extrusions and T-Slot Components

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This would be a good solution. The slides aren't that expensive even for 4 of them. They would be plenty good enough for a slow speed application and would last for 1000s of cycles before wear would be an issue. Can't remember how much the extrusions are. What you need is at the bottom of the page. Faztek T-Slotted Aluminum Extrusions and T-Slot Components
Thanks Chuck, I think that's just what I'm looking for!

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