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Jessem or Board Buddies

by DalyArcher
posted 01-30-2017 08:30 PM

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#1 posted 01-30-2017 08:39 PM

I have board buddies but I like magnetic
featherboards better. Each has specific
applications but the problem with board
buddies is they require fussing between
setups. They do well at holding stock tight
to the fence when set up right.

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Bill White

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#2 posted 01-30-2017 08:47 PM

I’ve been using Board Buddies for almost 20 yrs. on a RAS as well as a TS. They’ve never failed me yet.
Keep in mind that I’m a VERY careful WWer, and still have all the fingers (so far). I also have the GripTite 2000 hold downs and feather appliances that are used as well.
Call me what ya will, but safe is a big issue in my shop.
Just my way.

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#3 posted 01-30-2017 09:08 PM

I have the Jessem guide on the router table. Without a doubt, they are worth it for the router table. I wouldn’t waste time with them on the table saw though. I use the big orange push stick the most at a slight angle to keep it tight against the fence. If it’s repetitive widths, I’ll whip out the magnetic feather board.

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#4 posted 01-30-2017 09:48 PM

I have the Jessem stock guides on my table saw. They are extremely well made and work as advertised. I bought mine when I swapped my fence for the VSCT fence. They really easy to use and having one more tool to help prevent kick back makes me happy.

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