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Offline ear3

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Jessem clear cut stock guides for TS
« on: May 28, 2015, 08:59 AM »
Just ordered the Jessem guides for my router table (http://www.jessemdirect.com/product_p/04215.htm), and was thinking about adding some for the Table Saw (http://www.jessemdirect.com/product_p/04301.htm), but was hesitant since they are 2.5x as expensive as the router version.  Otherthan an announcement of the product on the FOG, I haven't seen anyone discuss the TS version's functionality, and whether they are worth it.  So I was wondering if anyone with experience using the TS guides has any thoughts about them?
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Offline ckofahl

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Re: Jessem clear cut stock guides for TS
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2015, 09:03 AM »
I've had mine since they came out, and imo, they're great. Easy to set and move out of the way when you don't need them.

Offline Birdhunter

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Re: Jessem clear cut stock guides for TS
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2015, 04:27 PM »
I had excellence experience with the router table guides so I bought the table saw guides when they first were available. I didn't want to drill into the top of my fence so mounted the table saw guides on a piece of 3/4" oak. The oak board has an off/on super magnet at each end. I drop the oak board with the guides onto the fence, turn on the magnets, and I'm ready to cut.

The guides work as advertised. They hold the material to be cut down and against the fence.

The only negative is that the width of the guides' wheels limit how close the fence can come to the saw blade.
Birdhunter

Offline fshanno

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Re: Jessem clear cut stock guides for TS
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2015, 12:01 AM »
Based on what I'm hearing my concern is not a concern.  To me it looks clumsy to actually feed stock through.  You've got to jump over those rods with whatever you're using to push the stock.  Looks like you have to bring your feed rate down to almost zero at times.  In my experience when I stop feeding or brink feed rate down to almost zero it is an invitation to some kind of blade mark on the cut. 
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Offline ear3

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Re: Jessem clear cut stock guides for TS
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2015, 06:36 AM »
Thanks for the replies.  I have the Incra TS fence, so I would be able to use the T-slots for mounting.  I'll see how I like the router guides when they arrive tomorrow, and go from there.
Kapex KS 120 w/UG Cart and Extensions • CXS Set • T 18+3 w/Centrotec Installer's Set • PDC 18/4 • TID 18 • TS 75 • TSC 55 • HKC 55 w/250, 420 and 670 FSK rails • Carvex 420 w/Accessory Kit • Domino 500 Set • Domino 700 XL • OF 2200 w/Base Accessory Kit • OF 1400 • OF 1010 • MFK 700 EQ Set • LR 32 • MFS 400 w/2000, 1000, and 700 extensions • Rotex 90 • Rotex 150 • LS 130 • ETS-EC 150/5 • ETS-EC 150/3 • Pro 5 LTD • RTS 400 • RAS 115.04 • RS 2 • Planex Easy • HL 850 • Vecturo OS 400 • AGC 18-115 • CT 36AC w/BT module • CT Sys w/Long-Life Bag • CT-VA 20 • MFT/3 • STM 1800

Offline Birdhunter

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Re: Jessem clear cut stock guides for TS
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2015, 04:26 PM »
I have not seen the need to alter feed rate using the guides on my table saw.

One cannot use the guides for really narrow stock, but for stock over a couple of inches, no problem.
Birdhunter

Offline jbasen

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Re: Jessem clear cut stock guides for TS
« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2015, 07:40 PM »
I have both the router guides and the TS guides. 

I think the TS guides work really well.  They do an excellent job of keeping the workpiece held down and tight against the fence. 

As others have said, they just don't work for narrow stock.  However, when the stock is too narrow you simply move them up and out of the way. 

Yes they are a bit picey but I don't regret the purchase at all. 
« Last Edit: May 30, 2015, 12:31 AM by jbasen »

Offline polarsea1

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Re: Jessem clear cut stock guides for TS
« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2015, 01:44 AM »
They're on my list of things to buy - near the top.