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Forum topic by Pyamed posted 04-06-2011 03:29 PM 3542 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Pyamed

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04-06-2011 03:29 PM

Topic tags/keywords: jig question joining leigh super leigh pro mortise and tenon

Recently I’ve been doing a lot of Mortise and Tenon’s and plan on doing a lot more. So I’ve been looking into these two jigs. It looks like the Pro model is built a lot nicer and comes with a few more accessories. I just don’t know if it’s worth spending the big bucks to get something like that. I’ve come across a few used models would be nice but they are still fairly expensive. Any feedback or thoughts would be extremely helpful!

-- Kevin - Rochester, NY


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#1 posted 04-06-2011 03:32 PM

You could make a pantorouter – http://woodgears.ca/pantorouter/

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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#2 posted 04-06-2011 03:52 PM

Stretch’s panto made this joint. Quite impressive. From the website above:

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#3 posted 04-06-2011 04:57 PM

I had purchased the original one they made (think it is the Pro), and it does work really well. Quick to set up and easy to work with.

I understand the second version does the same thing, but is built from different materials and costs less.

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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#4 posted 04-06-2011 05:37 PM

I’ve heard nothing but good things about both of them. At that price, I would expect an excellent tool either way.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#5 posted 04-06-2011 05:52 PM

Ya, I’ve heard awesome things about it too, I’m just wondering if it’s worth investing in the pro or if the super is good enough.

-- Kevin - Rochester, NY

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#6 posted 04-06-2011 06:02 PM

I’m still cutting mortises with a chisel, so I won’t be much help. They’re both popular machines here & someone with experience will surely help you. My guess is they’ll say the pro. Good luck!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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