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SS 510/520 main table variances

#243609 by jjj240 » Tue Jan 02, 2018 6:23 pm

I just noticed that newer main table (w/o ribbed pattern) does not have holes on the side edge. First of all, what was the purpose of the holes? just for mfg. ease? In fact, I have used the holes to mount ss outfeed table, which worked out OK. Now, what was the reason for replacing the holes w/ the square bump?

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Re: SS 510/520 main table variances

#243632 by woodmeister » Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:35 pm

one with holes are to be able to attach the shaper/sander fence

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Re: SS 510/520 main table variances

#243634 by algale » Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:37 pm

woodmeister wrote:one with holes are to be able to attach the shaper/sander fence


Not the holes he's asking about, which are in the edges of certain tables. My 520 table has the square bumps. No idea what they are for, unless related to manufacturing.

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Re: SS 510/520 main table variances

#243636 by woodmeister » Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:39 pm

your correct I am wrong I didn't look close enough sorry

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Re: SS 510/520 main table variances

#243637 by JPG » Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:01 pm

It is not a 510/520 thing, but rather a previous vs current thing. Yes the early 510 were different still. My early 510 has holes. Which 510 version do you have?

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Re: SS 510/520 main table variances

#243640 by jsburger » Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:24 pm

JPG wrote:It is not a 510/520 thing, but rather a previous vs current thing. Yes the early 510 were different still. My early 510 has holes. Which 510 version do you have?


Exactly! The difference between a 510 and 520 is the rail system. The table itself is basically the same and has evolved independently of the rail system.

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Re: SS 510/520 main table variances

#243649 by jjj240 » Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:08 am

do they have multiple version of 510? how may i identify it?

JPG wrote:It is not a 510/520 thing, but rather a previous vs current thing. Yes the early 510 were different still. My early 510 has holes. Which 510 version do you have?

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Re: SS 510/520 main table variances

#243687 by JPG » Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:02 pm

jjj240 wrote:do they have multiple version of 510? how may i identify it?

JPG wrote:It is not a 510/520 thing, but rather a previous vs current thing. Yes the early 510 were different still. My early 510 has holes. Which 510 version do you have?


The difference between them has to do with how the rails are attached. The early version had tapped holes in the table and were secured with torx screws. That required holes in the front of the rails to access the screws.(the most obvious detail).

The current version has kep nuts and studs welded to the back side of the rails.

A pickey detail is the earlier rail tubes are thicker.

Most likely you have a 'later' version, but I wanted to compare 'the holes'. What size are the 'mystery' holes and are they tapped?

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Re: SS 510/520 main table variances

#243691 by dusty » Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:54 am

JPG wrote:
jjj240 wrote:do they have multiple version of 510? how may i identify it?

JPG wrote:It is not a 510/520 thing, but rather a previous vs current thing. Yes the early 510 were different still. My early 510 has holes. Which 510 version do you have?


The difference between them has to do with how the rails are attached. The early version had tapped holes in the table and were secured with torx screws. That required holes in the front of the rails to access the screws.(the most obvious detail).

The current version has kep nuts and studs welded to the back side of the rails.

A pickey detail is the earlier rail tubes are thicker.

Most likely you have a 'later' version, but I wanted to compare 'the holes'. What size are the 'mystery' holes and are they tapped?


Getting really picky we find that the walls are thicker but the outside diameters are the same.

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Re: SS 510/520 main table variances

#243692 by dusty » Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:02 am

algale wrote:
woodmeister wrote:one with holes are to be able to attach the shaper/sander fence


Not the holes he's asking about, which are in the edges of certain tables. My 520 table has the square bumps. No idea what they are for, unless related to manufacturing.


I was told by Nick that the holes vs the square bumps resulted in a change in manufacturing processes. These are used during the milling process to secure the tables in the milling machine. It is significant to note that they ARE NOT reference points.

I dislike the bumps because they prevent adjacent tables from "coming together".

I do not utilize the holes for mounting purposes because the sides of the table are rather thin and are cast (not as strong as one might think).

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