Infeed/Outfeed Folding Tables SuperMax 19-38

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Forum topic by HickoryHill posted 02-21-2019 10:36 PM 232 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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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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#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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#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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#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.

-- My reality check bounced...

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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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