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Not the router lift to buy

Not the router lift to buy

03-05-2011 09:32 PM by misbeshavings | 10 comments »

I bought a Jointech router lift 2 years ago based on ratings I found in magazines – it was a “tool of the year” award winner. Within a year, the Wixey digital indicator quit zeroing. So much for the digital advantage. This year, the lift quit lifting. It was never really “smooth”, and I finally stripped the gears off of the incredibly poor engineered nylon gear that engages a large ring gear to accomplish the lift. Insult to injury, when I ordered a rep...

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Small Shop? Big Solution

Small Shop? Big Solution

02-25-2011 06:07 AM by sawblade1 | 13 comments »

Good evening LJ’s, Yesterday while I was at work this wonderful tool arrived at the shop :) I give it five stars because it’s a no brainier as I am looking to save space and become more efficient in my shop, the fit an finish out of the box was great, instructions was great and easy to follow,. All of the bolts, and other hardware was supplied and fit too :) Installation took about 25 minutes and required me to remove the left iron wing on my Delta table saw, but what makes thi...

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WOW

WOW

01-09-2011 05:21 AM by therookie | 10 comments »

I have been looking for a dovetail jig for the longest time and was looking at the leigh and the omni jig but I found out that you are limited. So I woent looking for one and found this one at homedepot for $40. Now I was a bit skeptical at first but when I got it home and used it for the first time after reading the manual and watching the dvd that is included, it is the easiest jig to use in my personal opinion. The only downside which I dont even consider a downside, so the only thing I wo...

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Anyone Looking For Some Cheap Tail?

Anyone Looking For Some Cheap Tail?

01-09-2011 02:31 AM by DaveTPilot | 9 comments »

When I first saw this jig advertised I said, ”$34.99 are you kidding me? It’s got to be a piece of *#@&!” I had never used a dovetail jig before but heard some horror stories from people who have used some of the “cheap” jigs. I looked at a few videos online and from what I could tell, for less than 35 bucks with a dovetail bit included, the EZ Pro Dovetail Jig was worth a try. The jig comes with a dovetail bit and a spacer for making joints in stock wide...

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Undersized Router bits for Plywood.

Undersized Router bits for Plywood.

01-03-2011 12:53 AM by Ken90712 | 9 comments »

I bought these only because they were 1/2 off during Xmas at Woodcraft. I usually just messed with my dado set, or walked it on the router table. These bits match the plywood that is undersized that we all buy from stores. It makes the joints perfectly and very tight! This makes it very quick to cut in perfect fitting dados on the router table quickly without messing with you table saw. The bits are for ¼, ½, & ¾ inch plywood.Very nice set to have on hand and would recommend them to you.

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The new Mortise Pal:  an exceptional upgrade to an exceptional tool

The new Mortise Pal: an exceptional upgrade to an exceptional tool

12-23-2010 05:56 AM by newTim | 14 comments »

Mortise Pal has re-designed their jig and the features are more than incremental. I’m an old fan of the MP jig having bought the first two models. I was real honored to be chosen by them to test their newest model. I started a blog about the test and now that I've been able to play around with the jig I will update it. There have been many excellent reviews of the first models posted here on LJs. For those not familiar with this tool, it is a router jig that facilitates perfectly...

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Almost gave it one star

Almost gave it one star

12-13-2010 06:14 PM by Pdub | 13 comments »

I ordered this set back in August when Rockler had a sale goin on. I didn’t get to use it until late September. The first three bowls went good, but on bowl number four the bearing seized up and left a deep burn mark in my bowl. I was furious to say the least. It was Sunday night so I had time to cool off before calling Rockler to complain. The nice lady at Rockler said she would contact CMT and have then send me a new one. When I told her that I needed it to finish bowls for a cr...

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Shop Fox D3118 Router Inlay Kit

Shop Fox D3118 Router Inlay Kit

12-01-2010 11:22 PM by Dez | 9 comments »

”Cut perfect inlays with this Inlay Kit and your shop-made template. Simply slide on the bushing to rout the cutout and then remove the bushing to cut the perfectly matched inlay. Includes a 1/8” solid carbide spiral cutter and alignment pin. Fits Porter Cable® routers and other routers with template guide adapters.”Everything was there and fit my new Trend T4 just fine although there were two things that bothered me. #1 – the alignment pin is 8mm! (not 1/4”),...

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Router bits Tounge and Groove and Panel bits

Router bits Tounge and Groove and Panel bits

11-27-2010 05:38 PM by Ken90712 | 4 comments »

I had purchased these sets a cpl of months ago at the Wood Working Show. I had watched the demo the year before and bought the videos as well. This year I took the plunge. I waited until I got a chance to use them before I wrote this review. The box they come in is a nice touch and it keeps them safe when not in use. However, we all know that doesn’t make the tool. The thing that I liked while watching the demos was that all there bits in a set are matched. Using their O-ring proces...

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GREAT router lift !

GREAT router lift !

11-18-2010 07:29 PM by NBeener | 6 comments »

This really IS a review, so … I’m pointing to it. After spending a fair bit of time, making setup blocks out of UHMW, FOR my Amana glue joint router bit, I can honestly say that I LOVE this lift. The thread pitch and machining make precise dialing in operations—at thousandths of an inch—incredibly easy. Coupled with a height gauge, gauge blocks, or a good rule (I have a Pinnacle 12” that does the job, rather nicely), getting exact bit height is—relat...

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