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Forum topic by HickoryHill posted 02-21-2019 10:36 PM 999 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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HickoryHill

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02-21-2019 10:36 PM

Anyone else have problems with putting the tables on? The whole design of attaching them to the sander base seems stupid to me. Two bolts on top and two set screws on the bottom? Really? It tells you to adjust the set screws until the support brackets are flush with the bed. If they tables sit on top of the support brackets, then the brackets can never be flush. I had to keep undoing the large top bolt to get the set screw to adjust. To me it will never be tight. To me it would of been way simpler to just bolt it on, adjust the separate table pieces to the appropriate height and be done with it.

Anyone who has set their machine up have any input? I’ve seen others having issues, so I am not the only one.

I have a call into Support, at least that’s what I hope I left a message for. Call MN, transferred to Laguana, transferred back to MN. Only one guy running support? #nowarmfuzzyfeelings

-- Jim, Michigan


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Ken90712

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#1 posted 02-21-2019 11:21 PM

Unfortunately Laguna is famous for poor customer service. I’ve talked face to face with owner, he is aware and never fixed it. My buddy had a Laguna lathe we tried for months for tech support. Hope your works out. Feel your pain.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Woodmaster1

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#2 posted 02-22-2019 02:02 AM

It took me some time to figure it out. But once I figured it out it was simple but a pain. My 16/32 was purchased when supermax owned the company. The design did not change they just added the drop down style to the 19/38.

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hairy

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#3 posted 02-22-2019 01:22 PM

Here’s what I did.

Attach the tables and leave the hardware loose. Raise the drum and lay a solid straightedge under the drum and across the tables. I used a 4’ level ,a good jointed thick piece of hardwood would also work.

Clamp the straightedge to the frame, clamp the tables to the straightedge.

Tighten the hardware and remove the straightedge.

Another thing I wish I did was to bolt in a 3/4” sheet of plywood at the bottom of the base where the casters attach. Either inside or outside.

The frame is just bent sheetmetal. On mine, 1 of the casters buckled under the weight and bent the frame. I have to shim under the caster to level the tables if I move it. My unlevel basement floor probably was partly to blame, it happened when I was moving the machine.

I would have to remove the sander from the frame to fix it.

-- Genghis Khan and his brother Don, couldn't keep on keeping on...

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HickoryHill

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#4 posted 02-22-2019 04:37 PM

Got a call back from SuperMax. Was told the instructions flat out suck and he’s been trying to get them updated. Was told the way he sets up the tables is to tighten the top bolts, not super tight, but more than finger tight. Then adjust the tables (using 4 carriage bolts) up. Then only do you start messing with the two bottom set screws (if needed), and you may have to loosen the top bolts ever so slightly to tweak the bottom set screws. We’ll see what happens tonight when I get home.

-- Jim, Michigan

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#5 posted 07-21-2019 03:53 AM


tighten the top bolts, not super tight, but more than finger tight. Then adjust the tables (using 4 carriage bolts) up. Then only do you start messing with the two bottom set screws (if needed), and you may have to loosen the top bolts ever so slightly to tweak the bottom set screws.

- HickoryHill

I know this is several months old, but how did it work out for you? I have to get this done on mine sooner rather than later. btw.. “HickoryHill” anything to do with Ethyl Kennedy’s place?
Scott

-- "Nothing happens until you build it"

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therealSteveN

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#6 posted 07-21-2019 04:37 AM

IIRC there were old tables to go with older new machines, and newer tables to go with newer new machines, and Supermax has done a poor job of telling who, what to do.

I’ve had mine about 3 years, and my tables went right on my machine, but I have seen this type of post several times, and somewhere in there heard/read/dreamed they had changed something small, but it required you having either the A or B tables, Not having the right ones it was an all day picnic trying to get the tables on.

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Redoak49

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#7 posted 07-21-2019 11:18 AM

I bought a SuperMax about 8months ago and got the tables on without a problem. I did have a question and called customer service. They were excellent and even called me back a couple hours later to make certain that things worked out ok.

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HickoryHill

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#8 posted 07-22-2019 02:14 AM



I know this is several months old, but how did it work out for you? I have to get this done on mine sooner rather than later. btw.. “HickoryHill” anything to do with Ethyl Kennedy s place?
Scott

Not sure who that is.

-- Jim, Michigan

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halvara1

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#9 posted 12-13-2019 04:41 PM

I just received and installed my 19-38 infeed/outfeed tables and experienced the same issues. I has some hard wood (Wenge) lying around and cut 4 3/4” wide x 2” long x 1/16” thick pieces and wedged them under each of the four mounting bolts and tightened them down. Call it luck but the installation resulted in the in/out feed table being perfectly level (with very minor adjustments. I know this is not the best fix however, we do what we have to do. Merry Christmas everyone.

Cheers!
Willie A.

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