I've been looking for an inexpensive 4x8 table for basic plywood/HDPE routing for a while, and have yet to come up with anything. A basic K2 runs for about 11k shipped, which is not out of the realm but seems expensive for how basic it is.
So, I've been on the search for 9' linear guides for side rails for building a table, and have yet to find anything other than an unsupported shaft which won't do.
How do the 8' tables handle this length? I assume there are two smaller units bolted to a plate and carefully aligned. Are there any particular units I should look, for which can easily be joined in this manner? I assume the ends would have to be very precise for this to work.
Also, any thoughts on the positioning for this size table? I'm thinking a belt near each rail connected to a central shaft would be sufficient for the material I am working on, but help is greatly appreciated before I shell out bucks on something.
thanks in advance!