Originally Posted by Losangeles
I think I missed that detail on this thread
How is this mix and match possible?
Just received the Dicor 4-way slide today. Making it fit to the Springfield was fairly simple. The Springfield has a 12 X 12" top plate, whereas the Dicor is 6.5 X 8". Just take 2" off each side of the Springfield and it fits. Since the top plate is aluminum you can use a Skill saw to cut it. A grinder with medium grit sandpaper to take the rough edges off is nice, but that edge is hidden.
If you do this make sure you line your table top up before choosing which side to cut down. Once I did that I drew an arrow with a pencil so I wouldn't forget.
The first photo shows the Spingfield platform with a pencil line in the front.
Second shot shows the L-metal of the slider upside down; used it to trace my line.
The last photo shows the clamps; they are facing the front of the trailer for easiest access to operate. Had a little scare when the top clamp wouldn't open enough due to the frame of the slider. Loosening the nut slightly did the trick and it clamps down enough to hold it in down position.
The wide frame underneath makes the table feel solid with no wobble at all.