Finger Joint Jig Hack

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Review by SJ881 posted 03-25-2016 04:23 PM 2244 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Just bought this Jig and Tried it Yesterday for the first time, Joint came out really nice. I watched a few Videos and READ the Directions First. Only thing that needed help was once on the Router table and adjusted, I could not get to the Adjustment hole for my router. I needed to raise the bit a little and had to remove the jig,adjust the bit then Re-adjust the finger joint jig before Starting. Did a little research last night and this was suggested! DUH! (slaps Forehead!) used a piece of paper to locate the hole then transfered the mark to the jig.

Hope this helps somebody

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#1 posted 03-26-2016 12:57 AM

I have one of these. Works well. It’s deceptively simple.

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#2 posted 03-26-2016 05:19 AM

I have used the jig several times and that is the first thing I recommend anyone buying it does.
I think Rockler needs to modify the jig for router lifts and or have directions to modify the base like you did. It is stupid to remove the jig to adjust the height and then lose the joint adjustment. Thankfully the spline jigs have access to height adjustments via a lift or a fixed router base.
Other than that, the jig works well.

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#3 posted 03-26-2016 02:14 PM

bot one then found it would not fit my BenchDog router table ( Now owner by Rcklr)
Returned it and made my own.
the metal key is the best thing about this jig.

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