|Review by David White||posted 08-23-2012 04:16 AM||2447 views||0 times favorited||8 comments|
As is often the case with Carba-Tec tools (FYI, Carba-Tec is Australia and New Zealand’s equivalent to Rockler), this is probably some other companies product that has been bought under licence and rebranded (this is common place – my Carba-Tec branded bench top mortiser for example, came with an Axminster user manual).
It is none the less an excellent piece of equipment and well worth the NZ$180 that I spent on it.
It is very heavy and solidly made, and was bang on accurate right out of the box. It’s easy to set up and use and makes cutting tenons a breeze – I did 16 in about ¾ of an hour.
It features 0 to 45° back stop, multi-position control levers for easy adjustment and large crank handles for fast clamping.
I realise of course that many people may opt to make their own tenoning jig, but frankly I’d be surprised if many could make something as accurate and quick and easy to set up as this. If you’re like me and have limited time in the shop as it is, buying a tool like this makes way more sense than trying to make one IMO.