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I'm wondering if anybody has had any experience with the larger cross cut sled from Incra Tools.

I am not talking about their 5000 series. I have the standard Express sled that while it works well for what it is made for, it is to wmall for cuts up to about 27".

I phoned Mark Mueller about my need to be able to make cross cuts on a sled that are about 24". He put me onto and I ordered the parts for such a sled. I don't know the name of what I bought but the parts are all just like the express sled but much longer, maybe eight to ten inches longer.

I anybody can speak to this issue, I'd like to hear from them.

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Hey Jerry...

the 5000 can make cuts up to 25"s. I wonder if he suggested the panels used on the 5000 sled?

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Hey Jerry...

the 5000 can make cuts up to 25"s. I wonder if he suggested the panels used on the 5000 sled?
I'm not sure. I know that the aluminum piece that holds the panels is not the one for the 5000. The V27 will not fit on the 5000. I'm of the opinion that the panels are not the same as the ones for the 5000 and are made for to expand the Express Sled.

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I need some feed back from members that have the Express Sled or the 5000. I'm wondering how
how much of the side play you can get out of the aluminum plate that rides in the miter slots.

I measured the slots on my table with with a dial caliper which is not a real accurate tool but it's close
enough for wood working. I get a reading of .746", but the widest I can get the part of the plate
that rides in the slots is about .726". I cannot tighten the screws that create the expansion anymore
without breking something. This leaves about .020" of slop which is not all that bad, but am just
wondering if that is what others experience with their set up.

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Jerry, maybe a little UHMW Tape to build up the rail thickness?
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Jerry, maybe a little UHMW Tape to build up the rail thickness?
Might work, but it doesn't answer my question as to what others
have experienced.

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Hey Jerry...

the 5000 can make cuts up to 25"s. I wonder if he suggested the panels used on the 5000 sled?

He did indeed, and that's what I got, but the sled, as I have stated is not limited to 25". I admit that cuts longer that 25" require holding the rear of the sled up so that it stays flat on the table, but what the heck, I have to be there anyway.

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Might work, but it doesn't answer my question as to what others
have experienced.

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I fixed two of the slides w/ the UHMW tape... lasted for years and years...
beat the snot out using the cams...

This would have been the week that I'd have finished chewing thru the restraints...
If only new layers hadn't been added....

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I fixed two of the slides w/ the UHMW tape... lasted for years and years...
beat the snot out using the cams...
Now we're getting some place. What is UHMW tape? Where do you get it, and how did you apply it.

When applied, how much side play did you end up with. Sure sounds good to me.

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Just googled it, and will buy some, thanks Stick.

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apply it to the sides of the bar and not to the slot....

This would have been the week that I'd have finished chewing thru the restraints...
If only new layers hadn't been added....

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