Let me see your Mag Switch Jigs

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Blog entry by spaids posted 01-19-2009 06:23 PM 2470 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The uses for these things seems endless. I WILL be picking some up within the next few weeks. Who wants to share their innovative mag Switch jigs with us?

PS has anyone figured out a way to cut the perfect hole for these? I know a forstner bit seems like the way to go but the Mag switch has that one flat side which is an underutilized feature. I could cut the hole for this thing with a flat side the jigs from it would be that much more stable.

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#1 posted 01-19-2009 07:45 PM

I would think a good forstner bit would do the trick, then screws in the ears provided would stablize it.

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#2 posted 01-19-2009 08:19 PM

It’s so funny you posted this today. I was on hear this morning getting ready to do a search on reviews. I wanted to see what others were doing with them. Can’t wait to see the replies.

For your question I would think an undersized forester bit and then cleanup with a router bit /w guide. Would not be hard to make a quick template for the right size hole with flat side.

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#3 posted 01-19-2009 08:52 PM

either router+template+cleanup


cut off the jig, drill the round hole while extending beyond the (recently cut off) edge of the jig, and glue that cutoff back to the jig, this will give you a board with a hole in it that has one side flat (the edge of the cutoff piece that was glued back together).

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#4 posted 01-20-2009 03:03 AM

One of the reasons I still like my cast iron machine top in spite of the latest granite craze is these little beauties. I use them as stops all the time on my bandsaw. In my latest podcast I was putting a kerf in the end of a round tenon to hold a wedge. I had 60 tenons to cut and the magjig was perfect.

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#5 posted 01-20-2009 06:46 PM

Hey Shannon,

I watch your show. Thanks for chiming in. Now this blog has some star power!

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