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Project by mountainaxe posted 07-21-2011 01:39 AM 3989 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just finished a router table mobile stand. I carries a mid-90s era Jointech cabinet maker system…IPM-1 & fence. I know many folks have have problems with Jointech of late; however, this setup has given me absolutely no problems and it produces easy/flawless dovetails very quickly. I based my design for the stand on plans I found in issue no. 1 of Shopnotes magazine. The stand is mobile thanks to some rather inexpensive locking casters. Wood used was construction grade 2×6 pine. I installed a set of plugs and switch so I can easily turn on/off the router. Setup is rock solid…I’ve loaded cutoff lumber in the bottom tray to add weight/stability. All in all, a simple, useful stand.

-- Jeff, "The things I make may be for others, but how I make them is for me."





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PurpLev

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#1 posted 07-21-2011 02:43 AM

looks good and practical. thats a good fence system, I wish Jointech were more responsive to tech support and such which I believe is their culprit.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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mountainaxe

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#2 posted 07-21-2011 03:22 AM

I agree…they were a very good/responsive local company here in San Antonio. Seems the owner/inventor died a while ago and the company went broke after a years of poor management. Last I heard everything was sold to a storefront organization called iTools. They maintain the old Jointech website and maintain an unattended storefront downtown, but I sure wouldn’t send them any $! Too bad, because their early equipment was well made.

-- Jeff, "The things I make may be for others, but how I make them is for me."

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trimmer

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#3 posted 07-21-2011 03:47 AM

Looks good mountainaxe!!!
I too have the Jointech system, it’s what they call the saw train system, no problems with mine either.
Just amazed every time i use it. That right angle fixture is amazing.
Yes there service is slow, but they do make good on it.
Very happy with system,

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Lockwatcher

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#4 posted 07-23-2011 01:06 AM

Looks like it worked well…I too used construction grade lumber for a variety of tables…

Easy Shop Table

I found that you can get the best lumber by picking the largest size practical (2×10) insted of 2×4’s (that gave me straight, clean lumber when ripped to size)

Ken C.

-- Lockwatcher, Ohio, http://www.lockwatcher.com/

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