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Thread: Storing Slider Accessories...Show me what you do

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Waterford, PA

    Storing Slider Accessories...Show me what you do

    Well, I have my new slider set up and ready to produce something. It makes me smile every time I walk into my shop. Thank you all for helping me determine if it would fit in my shop.

    Now I'm trying to figure out what to do with the pieces and parts when not in use. The wagon will stay on my saw most of the time, and is easy to hang on a wall if I do decide to remove it.

    But, what do you do to store the perpendicular fence? I wanted to hang it, but it seems that there is "stuff" sticking off of it every which way.

    Also, I imagine the clamp will usually be on the machine, but what about the part with the angled area for helping hold pieces? Storage method?

    Making a Fritz and Franz jig is well up there on my to-do list. Where do you keep it when not in use?

    As this is my first, and probably only slider, I have a huge learning curve ahead of me. Please have patience with all my newbie questions. I always appreciate the help I receive on SMC.

  2. #2
    Well, you don't lack for wall space so hang them up. Put the crosscut fence on brackets. I have a big "parking lot" lumber rack where many of my saw accessories hang out for lack of a better place. You can build some shelves as well.

  3. #3
    We hang long cross cut fence (5' retracted) from a large bike hook in the ceiling hooking it on any of its protruding appendages (has a handscrew lock for extension right near the end and we hang it from there). Wagon on the wall as you state. You'd be surprised on some work how often you take the wagon off but we do a lot of feeder breakdown so getting the wagon out of the way is common but we also take it off when we setup several stations down the slider for various repetitive short work.
    Sometimes I just want to look at pretty pictures,... Thats when I go to the Turners Forum

  4. #4
    I built a flat panel rack, can’t seem to find a good pic right now but here is a crude one for now - past the bottle you can see some aluminum extrusions from the saw - will get a better snap tonight…

  5. #5
    pretty much all my stuff goes on walls. Built one size of cabient and have many and one row below another.

    The slider fence might be one thing I dont put on a wall. I think it might be easier just to have a bracket near the side of the saw just below the sliding table. Havent got to that yet. All the parts and riving knives wrenches etc are all on the same wall cabinets and all stuff in rubbermaid type containers. I try to have the parts the belong to a machine in a wall cabinet beside the machine.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jul 2016
    Lebanon, TN
    You've got so much space under the right side table. Use vertical storage on sliding panels for access.

  7. #7
    The need to actually remove the crosscut fence from the saw can be greatly reduced by loosening the knobs that affix it to the mounting points, and sliding it off to the left (i.e. away from the blade) as far as it will go when using the rip fence. On my K3 this creates about ten inches of clearance left of the blade, which is enough for the offcut most of the time.

    For this to work, the stop that locates the crosscut fence and its scale relative to the blade needs to be placed on the outboard side, as in the pics. (I assume this is possible on your saw, but don't know it for a fact.)IMG_3612.jpgIMG_3613.jpg
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    Last edited by David Stone (CT); 07-14-2021 at 7:14 PM.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Ouray Colorado
    I also just slide the fence when ripping on either slider. On my vintage short stroke slider I have a simple gauge to re-calibrate the length stop. The larger slider has a positive stop to reset the fence.
    I use the wall for most of my accessories.
    For often used accessories like F&F, I built a hanging cabinet under the back of the slider.
    The short stroke slider is not near a wall so I made a storage rack that bolts to the table. Limits the rip width but I have the other saw for wide stuff.
    The Orange book has some good slider storage ideas. I will take some pictures and post them.

  9. #9
    Here are a few additional pictures, I don’t take off the long xcut fence or outrigger unless I need to move the saw to bring a car in for repair which is maybe 1 time a year and it always seems to happen in the middle of winter for a brake job. I have the Felder trolley (or whatever they call it) where you can supposedly remove the fence and outrigger at the same time but it’s a monster and i just take the fence off as it weighs a ton (well…. 50-55pds) and use the trolley for the outrigger…

    Edit... if I need the long xcut out of the way for rip cuts, i can just angle the fence slightly (10 ish deg) and there is a spring loaded pin on the bottom side you release and it will slide out of the way. (Also fyi for anyone looking at Felder - this is another reason to go with the Felder heavier xcut fence even if you do not want the DRO..)

    (I'd like to take credit for spending the time to get all my photos to display sideways but as luck would have it, it was done for

    Here is the panel for the short xcut, aux table, parallel guide and cast iron ext table for jointer and bandsaw

    On the outrigger a holder for ff, a clamp and spacer for the xcut stop

    The xcut spacer is used when i need a cut less than 202mm

    I just store the trolley under the saw

    Tool storage to change blade, zci is built in on this saw, super handy in this location, maybe you could add a wood strip in this location on your saw

    blade storage for 12”, 16” and a few different riving knives.

    dado storage, nice to have it portable and the blades vertical for easy retrieval.
    Last edited by Mark e Kessler; 07-15-2021 at 8:51 AM.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Waterford, PA
    Thank you for your thoughts and ideas. I appreciate the photos especially.

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Toronto Ontario
    72A8DDA5-B15C-4992-9D76-7721759E54BF.jpg52D73936-0226-4B27-AFB8-094445DE1AF1.jpgHi, glad that you are happy with the new machine.

    My outrigger, fence and holdown clamp hang on pegboard, as does my Fritz und Franz jig.

    The edging shoe is in a little pegboard basket along with my other riving knife.

    My shaper curve guard and tenon table hang on the pegboard and the tenon hood is on a shelf.

    I’ve included photographs of my blade storage cabinet, I can carry the blade carrier to the saw and put it down without worrying about knocking the teeth. The carriers have a groove in them to lock on the 5mm pins and I have them offset one unit (32mm) so they display the blade type.

    Regards, Rod
    Last edited by Rod Sheridan; 07-16-2021 at 9:48 AM.

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    every so often i have to remove the crosscut fence on my slider, and i built a wall-hung cradle to house it:



  13. #13
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Ouray Colorado

  14. #14
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Bucks County, PA
    My shop is too small to leave the outrigger on the saw all the time, so I hang it and its fence on the wall when not in use. The outrigger is heavy, but it's easy to mount on the saw. The fence is a little bit complex to mount, but still readily doable.


    I also hang the shorter crosscut fence on the wall when not in use, mostly so that it's not in the way as I walk by the saw. It's very easy to mount on the saw.


    My Fritz and Franz jig also hangs on the wall, and is also very easy to mount on the saw.


    As for my blades, clamps, etc., they sit nearby and are readily accessible.

    And there was trouble, taking place...

  15. #15
    Join Date
    Apr 2017
    Small shop guy here, just rolling my eyes

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