I've been looking at the Excalibur Sliding table for my Table Saw. Two that I've considered: EXSLT40 and the EXSLT60. I have read about them at tools-plus.com and read reviews on Amazon. I will be using it by myself to help handle full sheets of ply for break down. I have considered a vertical panel saw but thought the sliding table would come in more versatile and handy in the long run. I've never seen one or used one. Any advice would be appreciated. If there is another option that someone uses for plywood breakdown please feel free to share. Thanks for all the insights.
First, since this is your first dozenb posts, WELCOME to teh nut house. This is a fun place to watch and has great advice from some real pros that hang around. I have learned tons from them.
Will sliding table handle a full sheet? Wow, that it quite a tool. I usually brek them down one the drive way with a small saw for crosscuts. For long rips, my bench is right behind teh saw and the same length. So I use that to stablize long rips.
This does not help wth your tool request, folks will chime in, hang on. My ideas are how I to save the money on a slidign table and by another router! ;)
Just yesterday, we used clamps after glue simply to take the bow out of the wood we were using, and it straightened everything out for us. Usually though, any time you lay up a project the clamps are...