|Review by Tedstor||posted 03-31-2011 08:51 AM||2193 views||1 time favorited||11 comments|
I bought this featherboard yesterday for use with my old craftsman table saw. Works about as well as any miter slot featherboard, but the on/off magnetic feature means I can mount this anywhere on the primary table or extension wings. Although I did not consider it at the time of purchase, I could also see this product being useful on my jointer, and especially my shaper.
The magnets are STRONG, and the featherboard didn’t move even slightly during the two cuts I’ve made with it so for. I tried moving it by hand too. It can be done, but it wasn’t easy. For this thing to move during normal operation, it would take a deliberate effort or extreme negligence. Once the magnets are turned off, it can be moved with zero effort.
Quality seems good. No reason to think it won’t last a long time. I’ve actually been mulling this purchase for a few weeks now. The usual $40 price tag has kept me on the fence. However, HD had them priced in store at $30, so I pulled the trigger. $30 is still pricey for a featherboard, but considering how well this one works, how easily it installs/removes, and the versatility it offers, I’m happy with the purchase. To be honest, after actually using it, the regular $40 price doesn’t seem so bad. And $30 now seems like a steal.