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Pretty Good Circle Cutting Jig

Pretty Good Circle Cutting Jig

05-14-2022 11:16 PM by jayseedub | 1 comment »

Yeah, I know—I could make one of these myself—but I was interested in what I hoped would be both the versatility and precision of a manufacturer-made-and-designed jig. After using it for a few days I’m a little disappointed. It’s made well enough, and assembly was easy. Instructions were fine, but not great. It comes with everything you need, including a drill bit to drive your centering hole, a centering pin for your router’s setup, and even a screw to mou...

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Jessem Master Top

Jessem Master Top

02-26-2022 12:07 AM by ic3ss | 3 comments »

I bought this about six months ago when I was building a new router table. I first bought the Kreg top which didn’t end well so I ended up with this. When I completed it, I ended up with all Jessem products on this one. It wasn’t my intention, but I found that the Kreg table has a different hole pattern for the lockdown screws than my Jessem lift. Also mounting the Jessem fence to the Kreg table was not going to end well either. So it seems that the top, fence, lift, and guides...

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Jessem clear cut router stock guides

Jessem clear cut router stock guides

02-25-2022 11:57 PM by ic3ss | 4 comments »

I picked these up to go with my new router table build. I expected better but they’re not bad. The issue I have with these is the tires on the wheels. Each guide has two wheels and two tires. They’re made of like a polyurethane type material and are basically an o-ring. The problem is the outer surface of the tires that ride on the wood are not flat. The whole tire has thick spots and thinner spots so as the tire goes round it loses contact with the wood which totally defeats t...

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Jessem Router lift 2

Jessem Router lift 2

02-25-2022 11:42 PM by ic3ss | 1 comment »

I bought this new in about 2016 or so. I’m a weekend hobbyist so it doesn’t see a ton of usage but I can say this: It is strong, moves smoothly, is accurate, is easy to use, and overall a really nice upgrade. I have a Porter Cable 890 motor in it and there is one thing about this combination. The PC motor has these tiny little posts machined into the outside of the body to engage in grooves in a router base. They stick out about 1/8”. Well, this lift has a clamp assembly tha...

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Little Lipper flush trim router guide

Little Lipper flush trim router guide

01-07-2022 03:52 AM by Fotodog | 14 comments »

I’ve bought this guide a while ago but never had the occasion to use it. Well, today I finally had the chance to try it, and I’m very impressed. I’m building a removable bench top with dog holes that is trimmed with 3/4” poplar. I intentionally left the trim about 1/16” proud, chucked up a flush trim bit, attached the guide to the base of my trim router, and let ‘er rip. The result was a perfectly flush edge with no tearout. In use you lightly hold the router body and put most of your pres...

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Erases Wood at Your Command, Best Bit I've Used

Erases Wood at Your Command, Best Bit I've Used

01-03-2022 09:36 PM by pintodeluxe | 28 comments »

So this is the UDP 9112 Ultimate Flush Trimming Bit, the “P” standing for plunge. There are three versions of this bit that are quite similar, and vary in the bearing placement. This is the only one in the Ultimate Flush Trim series that is a plunge bit. Cutting diameter is 7/8” and cutting length is 1-1/8”. Bit geometry is compression, so you get the advantages of both an upcut and downcut bit, and the result is perfectly crisp cuts top and bottom. I’ve b...

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Jess Em Rout-R-Fence II

Jess Em Rout-R-Fence II

09-21-2021 04:24 AM by ic3ss | 3 comments »

First thing was to mount the fence rail mounting rails. They have four screw holes each that are for the screw holes under the phenolic table. They’re not threaded, just holes for screws. The directions, which are not very good, tell me to screw those rails to the bottom of the table top using “the 6×45mm screws”. It doesn’t mention how many, doesn’t say that they’re included although it’s implied. No screws found. I’m no math genius but I ...

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Not at all happy with it.

Not at all happy with it.

09-10-2021 02:28 AM by ic3ss | 14 comments »

I bought this to go on top of a cabinet I’m working on. I just put in my Jesse router lift an come to find out the lockdown screw holes are misaligned. The top comes with these plastic blocks for the levelers and lockdown screws that you screw into the bottom. That’s my first complaint is other companies will machine a shelf in the hole for the plate to sit on, not here. And now after I’ve drilled into this thing and can’t take it back I find out I can’t lock it down. So thanks Kreg, and J...

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Jasper M280 Circle jig for my speaker build. ( Plunge base only)

Jasper M280 Circle jig for my speaker build. ( Plunge base only)

08-30-2021 03:52 PM by OldBull | 4 comments »

Sometimes you build jigs and sleds. I have a few, box jig, miter jig, large and small crosscut sleds. Other times you just buy things to make your tasks easier. I was building a pair of Tritrix TL speakers and I needed to cut holes and recesses for the drivers and do it cleanly (drivers are the round devices, speakers are the whole assembly). I asked the community and they responded with many answers and I chose to purchase a jig premade, the Jasper M280 yellow version. There is a new b...

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Clean, Perfect Dados Every Time ( with Video )

Clean, Perfect Dados Every Time ( with Video )

07-27-2021 05:53 PM by pintodeluxe | 13 comments »

Here’s the video of the jig if you’d rather start there… https://youtu.be/AoKwj5jgeks And here’s the long-winded version. So first impressions of the Woodpeckers exact width dado jig is that they thought of EVERYTHING when designing and engineering this jig. Not only is it setup to make exact width dados and grooves for undersized plywood, but it also has built-in clamping plates, and sliding router stops for stopped dados. But they didn’t quit there…...

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