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JessEm Router Lift II

JessEm Router Lift II

04-30-2011 03:32 PM by plantek | 8 comments »

I had been shopping around for a router lift for some time now and would drop when seeing the prices. Then I came across this: http://www.jessem.com/Router_Lift_II.html . I’ve had it for a couple months now and have been able to give a good once over. It is my first and only router lift I have ever used so I cannot compare it to another (hence the 4 stars). But I can say it is fantastic. It has changed my whole table router world for the better.Being in the metal fab business for the le...

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A few minor annoyances, but otherwise a great dowel jig.

A few minor annoyances, but otherwise a great dowel jig.

01-25-2013 01:24 PM by Marcus | 5 comments »

I just completed my first project using this jig after picking up the master set from JessEm . At the introductory price, it was a very appealing setup compared to what else was on the market. JessEm shipped it out quickly and it arrived at my home safely a few days later. First impressions were that this was a very solidly made jig. Previously, I had been using the small clamp on beadlock jig from Rockler and was expecting something of the same heft. This jig will shock out when you s...

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Router Table Safety Accessory

Router Table Safety Accessory

12-16-2013 06:51 PM by mmax | 9 comments »

This is a new product offered by JessEm for the router table and fit a standard 1/4” T slot. The rollers are angled at 5 degrees to steer the material towards the fence. The bearing are have a unique one way roller needle bearing that only allows the rollers to rotate in the direction the material is being fed. Adjustment is quite simple with just a matter of rotating the knurled nob and applying some downward pressure. A 1/4 in hex key can be used to lock them in place if doing lon...

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Jessem Roller Guide - FIVE Stars

Jessem Roller Guide - FIVE Stars

12-01-2014 09:20 PM by Kopion | 13 comments »

I’ve posted a lengthy review or two, but this one will be comparatively short. I broker out the Jessem Clear-Cust stock guides for the second time this weekend, and I was just amazed at a) how well they work, and b) how well they’re made. As I was working with them, I decided that they belonged in a very elite category of tools that exceed expectations so much that you immediately cannot remember what you did before you had that tool. Off the top of my mind, the best example of...

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The JessEm Mast-R-Lift Excel II Router Package (The Full Deal) Review

The JessEm Mast-R-Lift Excel II Router Package (The Full Deal) Review

04-19-2016 03:56 AM by Jay39 | 5 comments »

Before I begin, I already had a Bosch 3 HP 1617 Router and a small benchtop Bosch router cabinet. Changing bits were a chore (usually ending up with cuts on hand when changing), and I did not enjoy the routing experience. In fact, I rarely did it because of the difficulty. Fortunately, I knew that as a wood worker, routing is an important technique that can enhance many projects. Well, this just in! JessEm Mast-R-Lift Excel II Complete Router Table System! System came in 3 mid-size boxes, ...

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Jess Em Clear-Cut Precision Stock Guides Do What They're supposed to

Jess Em Clear-Cut Precision Stock Guides Do What They're supposed to

12-08-2017 02:33 AM by NeophyteGrant | 15 comments »

As a relatively new woodworker who has spent some time investing in new equipment the past couple months, I have a bit of a backlog of items I’d like to share impressions of. There are a couple of Jess ‘Em products at the top, particularly these TS rip guides, which were my first Jess ‘Em purchase. Fit and Finish: the finish of the aluminum pieces is outstanding. I’ve had them up in action on my SuperCoolTools Fence (these were a custom fit model with according t...

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JessEm Mite-R-Excel™ Precision Miter Gauge

JessEm Mite-R-Excel™ Precision Miter Gauge

06-10-2008 07:43 AM by WayneC | 9 comments »

This is from an post originally in my blog. This is one sweet miter gauge and is highly recommended. It is a bit spendy and if I had thought things out more in advance I think I would have probably saved my money and gotten their sliding table. It is accurate, easy to set up and built like a tank. It has a 24” fence and can extend to 36”. The gauge has a Dual-Indexing Angle Location System that provides precise “positive stop” angle locating to every ½ degree an...

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Great Product (after you modify them)

Great Product (after you modify them)

11-22-2009 02:01 AM by SteveMI | 4 comments »

I got a used TS couple monts ago that was an upgrade to me. It has the standard 3/4” miter slots in the cast iron table unlike my prior aluminum. So, while browsing the local Woodcraft for feather boards I saw the JessEm and thought to give them a try. Today I had a chance to actually use them and found they are a great product, but are having some manufacturing problems. The key to the design are some rectangle head bolts that slide in slots molded in the plastic feather boards a...

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Nice product, with a few gripes

Nice product, with a few gripes

11-02-2010 10:57 PM by Vrtigo1 | 8 comments »

Ordered this from Amazon.com about three months ago. The lift is impressive upon first inspection. The heft and quality of the fit and finish gives you the impression that it’s well built. This was replacing a regular JessEm router plate, so it was brain-dead easy to install – just remove the old plate, install the lift and then level it. This is where I ran into issues with the first lift. There are threaded through holes all the way around the plate, and you thread the supp...

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Jessem Rout-R-Lift II - Preliminary Review & Purchasing Experience

Jessem Rout-R-Lift II - Preliminary Review & Purchasing Experience

09-03-2015 12:00 AM by Kurt T. Kneller | 3 comments »

Well, my new Jessem Rout-R-Lift II finally was delivered today. This review is preliminary at this time and still need to complete my router table before using it. So, I can only comment on whole experience to date. The 3 star rating at this time is a reflection on the customer service and purchasing experience.I give 4 stars on initial inspection. The Purchasing Experience:I placed the order, through JessemDirect.com on August 4th, and regrettably used PayPal to place the order. I com...

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