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Old 09-14-2015, 07:48 PM   #61
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Can u use this table to make into bed like the ETI table.....it looks fab
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Yes. Easy. If you use the two-way ETI slide, they center it for you. If you use the Dicor 4-way slide, it drops right down to the bed supports.

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Old 09-24-2015, 03:55 PM   #62
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I just received my Springfield pedestal and tested it out of the box. It expanded really easily and looks great. However I found it took quite a bit of strength to collapse it. Not a problem, just more than I expected. I'm wondering if that will get more difficult/awkward once the pedestal is installed with the table top? And then after locking I lifted it by the top to put back in the box and it expanded a bit as a result. Is there a trick to any of this?
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I just received my Springfield pedestal and tested it out of the box. It expanded really easily and looks great. However I found it took quite a bit of strength to collapse it. Not a problem, just more than I expected. I'm wondering if that will get more difficult/awkward once the pedestal is installed with the table top? And then after locking I lifted it by the top to put back in the box and it expanded a bit as a result. Is there a trick to any of this?
No trick, it's just that there's no table top attached to it. With the weight of the table, it works fine -- collapsing it takes less force when you're adding the weight of the table. as for it expanding a bit when lifting it from the top, you can adjust the locking mechanisms so that it locks "tighter", but I didn't fool with it since it works ok as is.
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No trick, it's just that there's no table top attached to it. With the weight of the table, it works fine -- collapsing it takes less force when you're adding the weight of the table. as for it expanding a bit when lifting it from the top, you can adjust the locking mechanisms so that it locks "tighter", but I didn't fool with it since it works ok as is.
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Old 09-24-2015, 10:25 PM   #65
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Also, when the table is on, make sure you are pushing down directly over the pedestal. Off to one side greatly increases the effort required with mine.

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Old 10-29-2015, 08:04 PM   #66
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Many of you have discussed this table option with the springfield pedestal. I wanted to let you know that Overton's has a 20% off sale and free shipping through Halloween.
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Old 04-01-2016, 01:11 PM   #67
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Yes. Easy. If you use the two-way ETI slide, they center it for you. If you use the Dicor 4-way slide, it drops right down to the bed supports.

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I'm trying to buy a Dicor pedestal and 4-way slide. It seems like you used the Springfield with the Dicor slide?

Has anyone ordered both Dicor products from a source other than Dicor- they say they are backordered(they import it from Italy) and am looking for some in stock somewhere.
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Old 04-01-2016, 02:39 PM   #68
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Spoke with Jeff Sibrt(574 264-2699 x137)at Dicor and he says you can only obtain it from them. Their shipment is on a boat; expecting them mid-April.
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Sorry. I missed this question. The table base is narrower than the Helm pedestal so I added a couple of 2x4 rails to raise the table and clear the locks. At some point they will get some paint.
What you see here in the top photo is the Dicor 4 way slide on a Dicor pedestal. The one below is Captmath's Springfield pedestal he referred to as a Helm-who is the distributor he ordered from. Anyway the reason it is blocked up is because the Springfield top is 12 x 12", whereas the Dicor 4-way slide is for a 6.5 X 8" top. I plan to cut down the Springfield top- only one side needs to be narrowed- to allow a fit. The Dicor slide only adds 1/4" to height of pedestal when mounted as shown in the top photo- which is pretty unique. One last dimension: the Dicor slide top is 22 X 26". Thanks again to Jim B. for sharing this info
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Old 04-12-2016, 04:26 PM   #70
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If using blocks like that, even with the Springfield pedestal, you would not be able to drop it to bed height, if the seats were at the standard 18". You could without the raised floor in the 21 and 5.0TA though.
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