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    Guys,

    Just about half way through my assembly of my new maxi table.

    I'm a bit concerned about the squareness of the set-up.

    I'm getting measurements of approximately 1187 and 1188 respectively.

    Is that worth worrying about, if so is there any obvious things I should be looking for.

    I looked at an earlier post about bits of plastic getting in the way...so I intend to check that...but...:mad:

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    Enjoy the new extension table - it is a great addition.

    BTW, is that the measurement of each diagonal? Doesn't seem long enough. If that isn't the diagonal measurements (which is the way of confirming if something is square) then you need to measure those instead. If it is the diagonal measurement then that is pretty square!

    Have you ensured that the rail distance has been adjusted correctly? That could cause that sort of discrepency if the distance is the blade to fence measurement.

    I have just set one up from scratch, and I hate to say this, but stick to following each step in the manual. It is very unlikely that there is a manufacturing fault causing the discrepency.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spartan
    I'm getting measurements of approximately 1187 and 1188 respectively.

    Is that worth worrying about, if so is there any obvious things I should be looking for.
    Hi Spartan, Im assuming that these are the diagonal measurements. if so that is close enough, provided that the scales on the table both provide an accurate distance to the sawblade. thatis a far more important measurement. if that is out by a millimeter i would be worried.

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    Use the WS fence over the top of the extension table and check that the two tables agree at say 580 or 600mm - if they do not follow the instructions in the installation guide to get them to agree.
    Take time to make sure the the inner rail is at the right height with the table then I use a spirit level to agree that the inner rail and outer rail are level starting in the centre and then at both ends.
    Good luck the 'extension table. My maxi was the best add on along with the height winder. Handling 8' X 4' sheets is easy and I never go to cross cut mode now.
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    look at www.triton.com.au where you'll find a Demonstration Link, there is a demo at Carseldine Bunnings on the 10th of June, the demonstrator that does that store knows his stuff.

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    thanks guys,,,

    I now think the table is pretty sqaure at diags of 1187.

    I've completed the install and set the WS fence to 500 and adjusted the supports so that they read the same.

    So that looks sweet. The next question is do you have to go through that calibration each time you set it up?

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    Nah - that's the awesome thing about it. Once set up, it stays accurate, even after removal and replacement. The secret is the inner rail. With it's position locked by the bracket adjustments, when it is removed and replaced, it ensures the entire extension table remains accurate.

    The only time you may want to recalibrate is if you move the saw (change blades, realign it to the workcentre fence etc). As the extension table is aligned to the workcentre fence, so long as it is accurate, so is the extension table.
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    That's excellent, I am to assume then the only thing to watch out for is to ensure that the adjustment knobs on the inner support brackets are fully done up each time?

    When I was adjusting the first time, I aligned it to 500mm and then noticed that I hadn't adjusted the knobs all the way in.
    That moved the measure below 500 by a couple of mills. So I adjusted the knobs on both sides and the re-aligned back to 500.

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    How much does the Maxi Table extension cost?
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