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surfin2

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1397 days ago

I picked the Kreg over Bench Dog for my router table…

I figured the Kreg would be more stable then the tapered bench Dog…
(the further that you extended the DG the less stable it would be…)

I was wondering what LJs where using & liked for the router tables…

I like the Kreg but the plastic miter slot adapter sticks & is becoming a real pain…
(when I loosen it up it gets stuck in the miter slot…)

I’ve looked & can’t find a metal miter slot adopter for Kreg…

-- Rick


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Bogdanovich

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#1 posted 1397 days ago

I use handmade router table whit wooden fence. Table is a piece of used plywood. So far is stable and versatile. If I need a hole for some jig, I just drill one. Also can do and very precise work.

That is what I use. However, I am rather new in woodwork and I do only small & simple things.

-- My English and my woodworking are matching skills.

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docholladay

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#2 posted 1397 days ago

I have the bench dog and it works well. I’ve never had any issues with it. I’ve never tried the kreg, but having a plastic clamp for the miter slot, I doubt that I will.

-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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hairy

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#3 posted 1397 days ago

I have both of them. I much prefer the bench dog. The problem with the kreg is sometimes it’s real hard to remove it when I’m done. They both work very well.

-- the last of Barret's Privateers...

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surfin2

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#4 posted 1397 days ago

I went to order 2 metal miter slot adopter for Bench Dog for my Kreg= $10.99 Each 21.98 for 2…
There selling Bench Dog Feather-Loc (Pair) for $24.99… $3.01 more I get the full package. Can’t best that…

-- Rick

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dbhost

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#5 posted 1397 days ago

That’s good info. I would have thought Kreg would use aluminum miter slides… Pity they chose plastic…

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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surfin2

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#6 posted 1397 days ago

The American Woodshop has a Kreg router table but he uses Bench Dog feather boards???

-- Rick

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JasonWagner

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#7 posted 1396 days ago

Deke – The magnetic ones are awesome! I got mine at HD (Ridgid brand) $10 cheaper than Magswitch.

-- some day I hope to have enough clamps to need a clamp cart!

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shipwright

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#8 posted 1396 days ago

I don’t have a router table as such. I have a Jess-Em router lift installed in the extension table of my unisaw. That allows the unifence (I love that fence) to be used as a router table fence. Best part is that I don’t have to find space for a router table.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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Moron

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#9 posted 1396 days ago

I would love a router table,............too frugal to buy so I make my own.

for feather boards I also make my own, so easy, so inexpensive…..............why waste my time travelling, bank charges, gasoline when the scrap is free and in five minutes I can own more then I can use.

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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surfin2

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#10 posted 1396 days ago

I made my own router table from Norms plan, The feather boards went on sale free S/H so I got 2 pair of Kreg for $28 to my door… What did you use for a miter slot adapter?

-- Rick

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lilredweldingrod

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#11 posted 1395 days ago

This is the miter track I used from Woodpeckers.

This is what I am using on my table now as it is going through R&D. I will use the single piece on the “perfect” one.

And this is a setup I have used to run stiles and rails with. I hope this helps a bit. Rand

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KayBee

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#12 posted 1395 days ago

Rocklers. There’s a kit that was on sale for $20. Two fence featherboards and one miter slot featherboard with a metal slide and a dust port.

-- Karen - a little bit of stupid goes a long way

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surfin2

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#13 posted 1395 days ago

I already ordered one, free s/h also…

-- Rick

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#14 posted 1395 days ago

Built all except for purchase of right-angle aluminum for back of fence and purchased router plate. Otherwise designed and made from scratch to fit my needs.

Table doubles as assembly table (top is 1-1/2” thick, varnished both sides, waxed on top) and its height also allows it to be used as an alternate outfeed table for my table saw or pushed next to my power tool bench to make it wide enough to support a 4×8 sheet of plywood without the plywood sagging. Below I have stretchers with a shelf for holding a large wooden box I made to contain accessories (and sometimes wood chips and dust).

Likewisse accessories like featherboards and coping sleds are very easy to make. However the plastic feather boards that let you run a bolt through to capture a T-track in the fence are quite handy if you don’t want to make your own.

-- Don't sweat the petty things and don't pet the sweaty things.

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