Dovetail Slides


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Dovetail slides are linear stages that provide simple and cost effective solutions for precise movement and tooling positioning. They provide solutions for machine builders and users, whether your end application is a special machine or an OEM product line.

Gilman dovetail slide assemblies are designed and built to promote smooth, accurate and long-life operation. Dovetail slides typically have a larger contact area compared to other style slide systems, providing a high stiffness and load bearing capacity. Dovetail slides 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.

Please visit our resource section for catalogs, CAD drawings and other resources on our complete and customizable line of slide products.

Dovetail Options Quicklinks:

Low Profile Dovetail Slides
High Profile Dovetail Slides
Next Day Dovetail Slides
Cylinder-Powered Dovetail Slides
DC (Custom) Dovetail Slides

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Lead Screw w/ Angle Bracket Slides

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Next day slides ND Slides

Next day slides


NDA Angle Bracket

Angle Brackets

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