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woodpeckers router table free hand guard

woodpeckers router table free hand guard

03-12-2021 09:10 PM by pottz | 24 comments »

one of our members dw (desert woodworker) posted this a couple months ago,when i saw it i went and ordered immediately. it wasn’t yet available and i just got it yesterday.it is made to attach to woodpeckers lifts with two threaded knobs but can be retrofitted to any lift by simply drilling and threading a couple holes. a real simple guard that eliminates a starter pin.has a 2-1/2” opening that you can just plug your shop vac into.trying it out id say it sucked up a good 98% perce...

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SawStop Router Lift, Cast Iron Table, Mobile Stand, Fence & Bora 3.25hp Router

SawStop Router Lift, Cast Iron Table, Mobile Stand, Fence & Bora 3.25hp Router

03-09-2021 12:24 AM by darthford | 10 comments »

Review: Inspection and Assembly of SawStop router lift, cast iron router table, mobile stand, downdraft dust collection box, and fence. Plus a Bora Portamate 3.25hp router motor. Here it is fully assembled. There was a lot of assembly required over several days. I have to say everything fit perfectly there wasn’t a single hitch or issue during assembly. I was quite impressed with the quality, fit and finish. The components seem heavy duty. Here’s the back, that fence is ...

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Fast Joint Mini ornamental joinery jig

Fast Joint Mini ornamental joinery jig

02-06-2021 01:24 AM by Madmark2 | 7 comments »

Recently I was looking for a jig to cut ornamental dovetails on a router table. Project links: See Blog entry on first project—box for the jig itself. 2nd project — Valentines wall clock — blog HERE 3rd project — Easter Shrine — blog HERE 4th project — Indoor Car Stereo — blog HERE Looked at the Leigh LDJ400 and it looks great but is too big for the space I have. Used to have (20+ yrs ago) a PC dovetail jig that took a lot of space ...

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JessEm at a steep discount?

JessEm at a steep discount?

01-21-2021 06:17 PM by WillliamMSP | 1 comment »

I wanted to post a review of this fence because there’s not a lot of information out there – I hope that this proves useful to prospective buyers. In short, this fence is marketed as an accessory made exclusively for a couple of SawStop router table tops, but I believe that it’s a lightly modified JessEm Mast-R-Fence II that would be suitable for a wide range of router tables. It’s worth noting that, currently, the Mast-R-Fence II retails at $229 while the RT-F32 has an MSRP of $169,...

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Leigh FMT PRO Impressive On Many Levels

Leigh FMT PRO Impressive On Many Levels

11-17-2020 07:00 PM by pintodeluxe | 5 comments »

I was really impressed by the build quality of the Leigh FMT PRO. Everything about it feels substantial and solid. It’s evident that a lot of care went into the design and manufacturing of this jig. The overall size is about right, because I never felt any instability in use, yet I can easily tuck it away on a shelf when not in use. Basically, you select the size guide for the size mortise you’re making. Say, 5/16×1-1/4” tenons, or 1/2×2-1/2” tenons (w...

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Eliminate Chucking a Routing Fit

Eliminate Chucking a Routing Fit

09-30-2020 03:59 AM by LittleBlackDuck | 14 comments »

Boys and Girls, This review follows up reviews by harry1 and GaryK …Both were posted circa 2009 and I thought its time to resurrect the product for all the new members over the last 11 years that may not have ferreted through the archives looking for this little gem and the old (sorry, long serving) members that can’t remember. I don’t profess to know the real manufacturer/pattent-holder, as in one of the above reviews it was attributed to Whiteside, however, my purchases were mad...

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Lots of good ideas, some misses

Lots of good ideas, some misses

09-13-2020 03:10 PM by EarlS | 10 comments »

I’ve been using the JessEm Excel II router table package for about a year. JessEm Excel II router table package – $1543.99 includes:Mast-R-Lift Excel IITA FenceALTS StandALTS Caster SetClear Cut Stock Guides Accessories:Pow-R-Tek Switch – $49.9910 piece insert ring set – $42.99 2 fence stops -$34.99 each There are also other accessories (Wixey digital readout, Mite-R-Slide II) that I use in conjunction with the table package. Those will be reviewed separatel...

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Pretty good, but now wish I'd bought the D4R

Pretty good, but now wish I'd bought the D4R

08-22-2020 01:53 AM by ic3ss | 2 comments »

I’m building a desk, a really nice one for my wife and I needed to make four drawers. Dovedails were the only joint I was willing to make for them but I’m really not very good at hand cutting them so I picked this up from Woodcraft for the job. I knew the setup would take some time but it took me all damn day to get one good test cut out of this thing. By the time I had finished the drawers I had gotten pretty good at changing the setup and had developed a better understanding of ...

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Astonishing Cut Quality

Astonishing Cut Quality

08-07-2020 08:50 PM by pintodeluxe | 35 comments »

I have been intrigued by these large diameter spiral flush trimming bits for a while now. I’ve used plenty of spiral bits, both upcut and downcut variety, but wanted to add some large diameter spirals to my arsenal. This is the Whiteside UDC9112 which is compression style spiral bit for clean top and bottom edges. You can get this in a top bearing, bottom bearing or combo bearing like this one. I chose the combo bearing for a wider variety of applications. So how does it work? I...

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For Big Chamfers

For Big Chamfers

07-05-2020 12:40 PM by CharlesA | 10 comments »

I’m building a piece where I need case miters on long boards. My table saw is not up to the task (long story) and my efforts with a circular saw weren’t working the way I wanted. I decided to try this big ole 45 degree bit. I marveled when I first tried Whiteside bits—how much better they performed. I decided to try the Whiteside 2306, made to cut chamfers on 3/4” boards. I was a bit nervous with this one because of how big a cut it takes. It is wonderful. The la...

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