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Good and Even Versitle, With Effort

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Review by Kelly posted 02-09-2016 09:49 PM 1279 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I use these on my cabinet saw, band saw and router table. Once set in place and locked down, they hold their position well.

I could replace the plastic, expanding slides that lock in the miter track with aluminum ones I have in my jig accessory box, but, for now it would be more cosmetic than necessary. These go on working well enough, though they don’t release their grip as well as my aluminum ones.

For those with a right tilt table saw, a band saw and a router table, you need only loosen the hold-down knobs, move it to the position you want it on the next piece of equipment, tighten the locking knob, then get to work.

If you have a left tilt table saw, you will need to buy another feather board for it, or take the few minutes needed to remove the hardware from it, flip it over and re-install the hardware to the other side, before transferring from, for example, the band saw to the table saw.

If this had feathers on both sides (both pointing back), transferring it between equipment with tracks on opposite sides from other equipment would be a breeze (hint, hint Kreg).

Except in console stereos and a few other things, versatility is king. That said, these are still worth the money.




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#1 posted 02-09-2016 10:19 PM

We use these Magswitch models;
http://www.amazon.com/Magswitch-Table-Feather-Universal-Model/dp/B001DSZ7EC/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1455056269&sr=8-2&keywords=magswitch

They only work on cast iron tables, but they are absolutely five star amazingly helpful tools.
Much easier/faster to set up, and no reliance on the miter slot means much more flexible use as well.

-- Without the wood, it's just working

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#2 posted 02-09-2016 10:40 PM

I have that and the individual Mag Switches. They are stellar.

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