Whether your end application is a special machine or an OEM product line, dovetail slides provide simple and cost effective precision movement and tooling positioning solutions for machine builders and users. Dovetail slides typically have a larger contact area compared to other style slide systems, providing a high stiffness and load bearing capacity.
Our dovetail slide assemblies are designed and built for smooth, accurate and long-life operation and can be preloaded with Gib adjustment for reduced end play. Both the base and saddle are made from close-grained cast iron which are properly normalized to minimize distortion. After assembly, the saddle and base are machined and ground parallel on top and bottom surfaces for a flat, accurate mounting surface, and may be easily drilled, tapped, or machined to accommodate specific mounting and fixturing requirements for your dovetail slides.