Tool thoughts #11: Look what followed me home today

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Blog entry by NedB posted 10-12-2008 05:08 AM 1256 reads 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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pardon the crappy cell phone photo, my work camera was in the house, and I just wanted the proof of ownership…
Picked this up from a fellow LJ member, whose screen name I must admit has slipped my mind at the moment. Found it through craigslist, and was happy to learn he was on LJ as well.

Good price on a nice little DT jig, which I’m looking forward to putting into use for an upcoming kitchen renovation! I will have to pick up the proper bit and so forth of course.
Thanks Bud!

-- Ned - 2B1ASK1

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#1 posted 10-12-2008 06:00 AM

Hi there,
that looks like a harbor freight jig, is that correct?
If it is, you can find a real instruction booklet here:
it’s for the grizzly jig, which the HF jig is a knock off of.
The booklet that comes with the HF version is all but useless.
Good luck.

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#2 posted 10-12-2008 06:03 AM

Actually it is a Reliant, and I have two copies of the original paperwork!

-- Ned - 2B1ASK1

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Scott Bryan

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#3 posted 10-12-2008 02:14 PM

Nice find!! Craigslist has some real bargains posted on it.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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Dan Lyke

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#4 posted 10-12-2008 04:48 PM

It looks a lot like a ShopFox jig I got that I replaced with a Leigh Super, but… get some adhesive non-skid step tape, the type that feels like a rough sandpaper on one side, put that on the surfaces that touch the wood, and then you should be able to tighten down those clamps hard enough to actually hold things in place without destroying the knobs.

Mine worked great on soft woods like Pine and Redwood, but self-destructed when I started to work with hardwoods. However, with better gripping surfaces I might not have been pushed to overtighten things.

-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California,

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#5 posted 10-12-2008 06:16 PM

Wow, that’s crazy, I was cleaning my garage yesterday…major redesign in process and I ran across a jig just like this that I bought on craigs list about 5 years ago. I was thinking I was going to have to try to find some sort of manual or something so I could actually use it, and looky there, mrbentontoyou did it for me…thanks!

-- Robin, California

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