|Forum topic by Purrmaster||posted 03-27-2014 01:28 AM||1073 views||0 times favorited||11 replies|
03-27-2014 01:28 AM
I got the Rockler table saw tenon jig a few months ago. Yes, yes. I know many of you think buying pre made jigs is stupid.
When I was searching for information about the jig I discovered this jig is like a Cylon-there are many copies.
What appears to be the exact same jig is also marketed by Delta, Jet, Grizzly, and Woodcraft. And probably many others. The only difference appears to be the color of the paint.
So I started looking at some other jigs.
The same thing with the Rockler taper jig. I found the same creature under many different brands. Once again, paint color is the only thing different.
And the Eclipse style honing guide is sold by more brands than I can count.
My question (which is largely just curiosity) is how is it that all these brands have the exact same design? Don’t the designers patent these things? Who made them originally? Is there any difference between the brands at all?
I put example links below. Sorry for not putting in images. I don’t have a photo sharing account.