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Forum topic by TheWoodenOyster posted 06-19-2014 04:24 PM 1035 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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TheWoodenOyster

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06-19-2014 04:24 PM

Topic tags/keywords: plug cutter

Hey everyone,

I am working on a commission with some oddly shaped legs and pieces and I think the best joinery to use will be floating tenons in the form of dowels and/or long plugs (untapered). I have made my own dowels before, but the setup is pretty tedious and results are not always great. I am looking for some deep capacity plug cutters and found these grizzly ones. Has anyone used these before? If not, what would you suggest for this situation. I’d like to be able to cut at least 2” long plugs.

Thanks

-- The Wood Is Your Oyster


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j_dubb

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#1 posted 06-19-2014 04:29 PM

Pretty funny that you posted this, as I just posted my review for these 2 days ago.

http://www.amazon.com/review/R2CSIS321NB987/ref=cm_cr_pr_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B000E305CQ

Having only used one other plug before (as noted in my review) I found these to be far superior to the one CMT I’d used before them. They produced great plugs for me so far.

-- Josh // "If trees could scream, would we be so cavalier about cutting them down? We might, if they screamed all the time, for no good reason." - Jack Handey

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#2 posted 06-19-2014 06:05 PM

Thanks. I actually read that review on amazon yesterday. Good to hear you had a positive experience. Do they stay sharp?

-- The Wood Is Your Oyster

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#3 posted 06-19-2014 06:18 PM

I honestly haven’t logged enough mileage on mine to give a very good idea of how long they retain their initial sharpness. I used the 5/8” the most to cut about 50 plugs and it cruised through ‘em all like buttah.

-- Josh // "If trees could scream, would we be so cavalier about cutting them down? We might, if they screamed all the time, for no good reason." - Jack Handey

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#4 posted 06-19-2014 06:22 PM

You could go this route, too – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dR9-gdNdZAA&list=TLhJdi1TK--BLbbKG740TItno4bL_SGyGl

-- Josh // "If trees could scream, would we be so cavalier about cutting them down? We might, if they screamed all the time, for no good reason." - Jack Handey

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#5 posted 06-19-2014 08:07 PM

I’ve actually tried that out. Along with Matthias Wandel’s version. Not a big fan of either one. Heisz’s version could work, but didn’t for me, not to mention it is probably 2 hours of work for one size. Wandel’s worked pretty well, but is tough to setup. I think I will give the grizzly a shot.

-- The Wood Is Your Oyster

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#6 posted 06-20-2014 12:36 AM

I have a new jig want a photo ?

-- lcurrent ( It's not a mistake till you run out of wood )

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#7 posted 06-20-2014 03:06 AM

That’s ok, I’ve gone ahead and ordered the grizzly. Thanks though

-- The Wood Is Your Oyster

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