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    Shop helper - roller stand

    I can't tell you how much I could have used one of these 2 weeks ago when I was working on that altar. They were on sale at Woodcraft and I passed them up and I was sorry about a dozen times.

    I had to go in today for a router bit and there was one of these left on the display. Even though the sale ended the manager was nice enough to let me have it for the sale price.
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    I guess I will have to get one of those since my shop helper ( the wife ) got a part time job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan Bienlein View Post
    I guess I will have to get one of those since my shop helper ( the wife ) got a part time job.
    The roller stand is way lower maintenance.
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    I couldnt cut long boards on my tablesaw without it.

    I have another long bar, with a stand, that assists me to hold up sheets of plywood.

    I just got too inpatient waiting for my son to get home from work to help me move those big sheets across the saw.

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    just make sure its set exactly perpendicular to your tool top or it will track the board off at an angle
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Gager View Post
    just make sure its set exactly perpendicular to your tool top or it will track the board off at an angle
    Too true Mike, Years ago I built a couple of adjustable stands and put rollers on them. Had a heck of a time with the tracking problem. Swapped out the roller type for the ones with spring loaded ball bearings and that made life wonderful. I do have some of the ones mentioned above now though. Needed the "extra" help fast but knowing what to expect I've made them work OK.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Gager View Post
    just make sure its set exactly perpendicular to your tool top or it will track the board off at an angle
    Quote Originally Posted by Royall Clark View Post
    Too true Mike, Years ago I built a couple of adjustable stands and put rollers on them. Had a heck of a time with the tracking problem. Swapped out the roller type for the ones with spring loaded ball bearings and that made life wonderful. I do have some of the ones mentioned above now though. Needed the "extra" help fast but knowing what to expect I've made them work OK.
    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck Thoits View Post
    One of my old bosses showed up on the job one day. He had one of those and was all proud of what he had just gotten us. He came back the next day to see it sticking out of the dumpster. He fished it out and came back with one that had ball bearings on the top and as far as I know he still has it. That whole tracking thing Mike was talking about got the roller one pitched in a rush.
    Gee guys. Thanks for the vote of confidence.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rennie Heuer View Post
    Gee guys. Thanks for the vote of confidence.
    That's what we're here for Rennie!
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