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02-23-2019 12:34 AM

Thinking about buying some Magjig hold downs. How many of you use them? And what do you think of them?


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#1 posted 02-23-2019 02:51 AM

I have some Magswitch devices – a featherboard and resew fence. Work great. Secure and safe.

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#2 posted 02-23-2019 02:59 AM

Got a feather board. it works good on shaper.

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#3 posted 02-23-2019 02:59 PM

I see they have different strength available. From 60lb. pull to 235lb. Which are you using?

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#4 posted 02-23-2019 03:30 PM

I have the featherboard which is rated a 95 lbs. and it’s plenty secure. I also use the Magswitch Pro Table Featherboard w/Vertical Featherboard Attachment and it’s come in very handy on both the table saw and jointer.

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#5 posted 02-24-2019 12:56 AM

yeah i bought some last year,they work pretty good,a lot of options from devices they offer to switches to make your own jigs.

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#6 posted 02-24-2019 08:35 AM

I have the basic feather-board model. Use it all the time. Tablesaw, router table, bandsaw …... its so fast and easy, you end up using when you wouldn’t bother to setup a traditional featherboard, making it, for practical purposes, a great safety device.

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#7 posted 02-24-2019 10:06 AM

Maybe if you could get a lower price you could see a reason for something stronger than the Magswitch 60 but a couple of them, some scrap stock, and a 25mm Forstner bit Plus some imagination, can give you hold downs, feather boards, and all sorts of whohaw.

If you have a metal surface to use these on, you need a couple. I guess the “kits” they market give them huge profit on stuff you could easily make out of wood.

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#8 posted 02-24-2019 02:49 PM

Sounds like you guys all like them. I’ve been looking, and decided to order a Magswitch starter kit on Amazon. Comes with the reversable feather board and two 150lb. switches. Run me a little over $68. Not much more $ than the lower power ones. Since the switches come out of the mount on these, I figure I can make some jigs and use these switches if I want. Thanks for all your input I really appreciate that everyone took time to reply. Rich

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#9 posted 02-25-2019 07:52 PM

Just got delivery on the Magjig a couple hours ago and was playing with them/it in my shop. I see now why none of you really had anything bad to say about these. In just the little time I used the featherboard I saved setup and teardown time. I can see as I get some more jigs made or modify my old ones that these will be my constant users. Again, thanks for your replies. Rich

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