|Review by Beezle||posted 06-20-2013 07:50 PM||2301 views||4 times favorited||6 comments|
I have tried many different methods of holding down work while routing or otherwise machining wood. Most work well enough, but I also happen to use a CNC milling machine to cut wood and in that case the material needs to be very stable and the thickness added by the tape must be consistent.
Not to mention not damage anything upon removal. It’s a lot to ask and there seems to be a lot of different tapes out there.
I recently noticed that Micro Fence sells a tape and I thought I would give it a try. It has surpassed not only any expectations I might have had for this tape, but for the application itself as well. In the photo you can see where I am cutting a very hard wood, Chakte Viga and it did the job perfectly. The nice block of douglas fir + ebony is a cutoff and being stable, makes an excellent fixture.
I have made a few dozen parts using this tape now and I am thoroughly impressed. Never thought I’d think to review a tape, but this one deserves it. I also enjoy dealing with Micro Fence in general. I buy my Onsrud cutters from them along with some of the tools they make. Excellent company in that you can trust the quality of everything they sell.