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Blog series by pintodeluxe updated 11-17-2020 09:42 PM 2 parts 1856 reads 12 comments total

Part 1: Basic Jig Features

11-17-2020 09:10 PM by pintodeluxe | 2 comments »

The FMT is intuitive to use, but there are some things you can do to get the best results using the jig. So I thought I’d start a series on the FMT and start with the basics. The jig has snap-in guides that control the cut for both the mortise and tenon. Because the guides are recessed into aluminum, they absolutely cannot budge while in use. Pick a guide based on the desired tenon size… say 5/16” x 1-1/4” or 1/2” x 2-1/2” (available in accessory ...

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Part 2: A Closer Look at The Component Parts

11-17-2020 09:42 PM by pintodeluxe | 10 comments »

The heart if the FMT, I suppose, is the snap-in guides. That’s what determines the mortise and tenon size. You only need one guide and one bit to rout both part of the joint. To remove a guide, retract the button and push the guide out through a finger hole in the table. The sled follows the guide to form the joint. You can hold the router handles to cut the tenon, or you can hold the sled handle with your left hand to guide the cut. The clamps probably deserve a clos...

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