|Review by Sawdustonmyshoulder||posted 08-20-2008 10:35 PM||4297 views||1 time favorited||10 comments|
These set up bars are GREAT!!! They allow you to make easy and accurate measurements. I have a couple of photos to show you. The first is the brass set up bars in action. I used them to set up the spacing in this router jointing operation. 3/8” set up bar and a 1/2” router bit yields 1/16” off each side. Couldn’t be easier.
The second photo is of some boxes I made using the Oak Park router box joint jigs and the Whiteside brass set up bars. Once again, set up was a breeze.
You can find them at Woodcraft and Rockler, for starts.
Now the downside. They are only available (for what I can find by Googling) in SAE sizes. You know, inches. I am looking for these same bars but in metric sizes. I think they would help us SAE-folks in the US when we try to set up drilling cup holes for Euro hinges and other things. You know, when they call for 4mm or 6.5mm to get the right overlay and/or reveal.
If you know of a supplier of these, please post in the comments.
You woodworkers in the rest of the know world must be using metrics and not SAE for setting up. Let’s hear from you.
Thanks for reading my review and really thanks for getting this far in my review to read my “thank you”.
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