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Thread: Article #1: Excalibur Sliding Table Review by Keith Outten

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    Excalibur Sliding Table Review

    The link below is my review of the 62" Excalibur Sliding Table I purchased in 1999. More than productivity the principal reason for purchasing a slider was safety.

    Comments are welcome!


    http://www.sawmillcreek.org/articles/1

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    OK - comment:

    The last line:

    "Although Excalibur has dramatically improved their sliding tables since we purchased ours if we were interested in purchasing a sliding table today we would consider the Exactor slider over the Excalibur. "

    Seems that you are happy w/ the product, no big problems or small ones that couldn't be solved. Then you end w/ this and don't say why??

    I'm confused - do you like it or not??

    Actually just a weird way to end the review. Some explanation as to why you said this would be nice - something about the Excalibur that you didn't like or things you saw in the Exactor at a later time that you thought would be an improvement over the Excalibur.

    Just curious.

    thanks,

    Perry

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    Excalibur Review

    Perry,

    Your right, I guess I should explain the last comment. It's not the equipment it's the company. I have found that Excalibur is next too impossible to communicate with via telephone and over the last year their web site seems to have been down most of the time. They never returned my phone call concerning the question I asked them about the parallel fence arrangement although they promised an answer. Several other people who have purchased products from Excalibur have also reported the same problems so it seems they have a very bad track record when it comes to communicating with customers.

    Quote Originally Posted by Perry Schmidt
    OK - comment:

    The last line:

    "Although Excalibur has dramatically improved their sliding tables since we purchased ours if we were interested in purchasing a sliding table today we would consider the Exactor slider over the Excalibur. "

    Seems that you are happy w/ the product, no big problems or small ones that couldn't be solved. Then you end w/ this and don't say why??

    Perry

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith Outten
    Perry,

    Your right, I guess I should explain the last comment. It's not the equipment it's the company. I have found that Excalibur is next too impossible to communicate with via telephone and...
    Unfortunately, the fellow who runs Exactor has a similar reputation based on years of posts that I've observed. Hot and cold in this respect!
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    The most expensive tool is the one you buy "cheaply" and often...

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    I was about to chime in same as Jim, you obviously haven't dealt with Mister Humphries!

    Solution in the case of Excalibur is to work with their dealers, make it their problem to get hold of Sommerville. In my humble opinion, of course.

    Dave

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    Or go for a real sliding table table saw; say a MiniMax or Felder

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith Outten
    Perry,

    Your right, I guess I should explain the last comment. It's not the equipment it's the company. I have found that Excalibur is next too impossible to communicate with via telephone and over the last year their web site seems to have been down most of the time. They never returned my phone call concerning the question I asked them about the parallel fence arrangement although they promised an answer. Several other people who have purchased products from Excalibur have also reported the same problems so it seems they have a very bad track record when it comes to communicating with customers.

    I had the same frustrating experience with an Excalibur overarm blade guard for my Delta saw. Absolutly no response and no installation instructions for my configuration. Did my own and it is better than they could have accomplished I think. I have a set of pictures if anyone needs them.

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    Question

    Keith,

    Where can I view the Exactor slider

    Boyd


    Quote Originally Posted by Keith Outten
    The link below is my review of the 62" Excalibur Sliding Table I purchased in 1999. More than productivity the principal reason for purchasing a slider was safety.

    Comments are welcome!


    http://www.sawmillcreek.org/articles/1

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boyd Gathwright
    Keith,

    Where can I view the Exactor slider

    Boyd

    http://www.terryhatfield.com/exaktor.html

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    Mike,

    If you don't mind, I would like to see that set of pictures.

    Boyd




    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Kelly
    I had the same frustrating experience with an Excalibur overarm blade guard for my Delta saw. Absolutly no response and no installation instructions for my configuration. Did my own and it is better than they could have accomplished I think. I have a set of pictures if anyone needs them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boyd Gathwright
    Mike,

    If you don't mind, I would like to see that set of pictures.

    Boyd
    Boyd, just left click on the link below with your mouse and your browser will take you to Terry's website and 19 pictures of this sliding table. That is a lot easier than me extracting each picture, resizing it and posting here which will eat up more of our memory space. Thanks.

    http://www.terryhatfield.com/exaktor.html

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    Thanks Mike,

    Will do / have done.

    Boyd

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Kelly
    Boyd, just left click on the link below with your mouse and your browser will take you to Terry's website and 19 pictures of this sliding table. That is a lot easier than me extracting each picture, resizing it and posting here which will eat up more of our memory space. Thanks.

    http://www.terryhatfield.com/exaktor.html

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