I have been looking for a sliding table for my INCA 259 for a good while. I now wonder if the INCA Sliding Table I had wanted is the best? Jessem has a new one coming out that has some features that look good for this small saw and I also have the INCA on a mobile stand so compact and easy are good things to me.
Now I am starting to think seriously of building a sliding table myself.
I would like to ask if anyone knows what might be the best way to have precision travel without having bars that stick way out in front, as the INCA does, and as some others do. On my INCA 2100 I have an Excalibur Sliding Table. It is fine, but takes up a lot of room. If you see a picture of the new Jessem that will be out in a few months, (picture in Wood Magazine, December/January 2004/2005 page 84, and in a good article on the net “A Survey of Sliding Tables”) you might see what I am writing about. The top is phenolic, and no bars protrude in front of the table.
So, I am wondering about high quality ball bearing drawer slides.
Any ideas will be sincerely appreciated!