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davidroberts

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#1 posted 04-02-2010 06:25 AM

I have the standard for 1/8” kerf. I’m happy for what it is. You have to be careful not to ream the holes in your throat plate. I ot mine slihtly loose and dipped the prongs in shellac, which coated them just enough for a better fit. The instructions call for a 1/2” board such as plywood for the template. I used 3/4” and it worked fine. I thought the instructions were well written but the process is a bit involved. If you follow the instructions step by step, you’ll be fine. The biggest advantage I’ve found is the jig really does act like a featherboard. You can feel the board you are ripping push snug against the rip fence near the end of the cut. One word of caution, if you are ripping a 6/4 or 8/4 board, the kerf cut can pull the jig out of it’s holes. There are two splitters that are only a few thousands difference in width. You can play around and see which one works best for you, or the application. Oh, and the prongs are about 1/4” long, just like your plate.

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