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  2. ben_r_

    Exact Dado Width Jig

    I typically use a router on a guide rail along with the KM-1 for setup. More specifically a Festool OF 1400 and the MicroFence guide rail interface. Perfect dado widths every time along with perfectly flat bottoms as well. Sometimes that scratched bottom a dado stack can leave bugs me. Though it does give glue a place to go...
  3. Immortan D

    Exact Dado Width Jig

    For my last project I used the SCMS to make dado cuts, with a depth stop. I was very pleased with the results and perfect repeatability. Setup was also very easy.
  4. RichardA

    Exact Dado Width Jig

    Either/ or. They both work, but each situation is just a tad different, and requires one or the other.
  5. Table saw. With the router if your milling thickness is a little thinner or thicker then the imperial or metric size of your router bits it can be a long day of chasing the size of the dado, on the table saw you may have to use a shim or two but you are there a lot faster.
  6. pkinneb

    Exact Dado Width Jig

    Curious do you guys typically use a router or TS for dado's? Regardless I'm not spending $330 on this but curious what others do, I typically use the TS.
  7. Chestnut

    Exact Dado Width Jig

    Yeah i guess but how many people do what we do with out a table saw. And you don't need a dado stack it just makes things faster. I did a few dados with my KM-2 and a standard FTG blade. I'd argue that any one that sees this and is willing the front the cash will have all the tools to make a KM-1 work and probably will have a KM-1 to boot.
  8. ben_r_

    Exact Dado Width Jig

    Oh yea, I LOVE my little KM-1. But youd kind have to have a couple things in order to make that work right? Like a guide rail / router interface setup, or a table saw and dado stack. With this method all you need is a handheld router.
  9. RichardA

    Exact Dado Width Jig

    Shop made works as well as any they want to sell.
  10. Chestnut

    Exact Dado Width Jig

    I don't see any benefit of this over a KM-1 kerf master and even that is an expensive solution at $54. This is just absurd.
  11. LINK Some more fine solutions from Woodpeckers! Here we have what is commonly a $5 shop jig turned into a $330 contraption. Dont lie, who's ordering one?
  12. Chestnut

    Variable Router Jig

    I just wish they wise up on their rulers..... I am in the market for a good 36" & 48" ruler but with their numbering being so absurd i find myself looking at other options. I also don't like the aluminum. I wish they had SS options like the SS paloni. I have concrete floors and my 24" ruler has bent corners that has already limited it's usefulness. Or maybe figure out a way to armor the corners? I don't know that i'd appreciate the weight of a 48" steel ruler that's a tricky one.
  13. ben_r_

    Variable Router Jig

    Agreed. They just seem to have been working on building up the funding and fan base to expand their company and now that they have and the market has become desensitized to their pricing they can afford to go into production on their most popular over priced tools.
  14. Chestnut

    Variable Router Jig

    This company entertains me. Their this may be a one time tool or maybe a two time tool or we'll make it a permanent too maybe... Their fan club is equally as entertaining.
  15. ben_r_

    Variable Router Jig

    Now a permanent tool: LINK
  16. LINK Anyone order any of these? Or the whole set? I have tried their T-squares before and I just couldnt get used to them. It was annoying that not all pencils fit in the tiny holes and I also had trouble justifying them since I can do pretty much the same thing with a combo square.
  17. LINK And just when you thought they had enough squares, mini squares, triangles and gauge blocks, they bring us some more!
  18. ben_r_

    Parallel Guide System

    Looks like theyve made it a permanent tool now. LINK
  19. ben_r_

    Corner Jig

    Looks like this is back up in case anyone wanted to drop the coin.
  20. ben_r_

    Workholding Kit

    Yes Bessey toggle clamps are awesome!
  21. Chestnut

    Workholding Kit

    I never thought of them as work holding devices until I saw Shannon do it on one of his youtube videos. After i learned what they were for it just clicked and i use them a lot now. I've never needed more than 2 though.
  22. Tmize

    Workholding Kit

    For $20 to $30 could you not build the same thing out of 1/4 ply and 3/4 dowels
  23. wdwerker

    Workholding Kit

    These Bessey auto adjust toggle clamps do the majority of work holding for me. I use them on several different jigs and switch them around often.
  24. pkinneb

    Workholding Kit

    Yeah this one is out there even for them! When is the last time you needed work holding to sand a raised panel door I use a $1 place mat from Walmart lol Before I would spend $230 on this I would buy some 2x dimensional lumber and make a workbench...If I had a workbench I can't see a need for this many many cheaper alternatives available
  25. ben_r_

    Workholding Kit

    I agree on the not needing to clamp for several of the operations they show. But then thats often Woodpeckers gig, building solutions looking for problems. And screw clamps I feel are making a come back. They really are a useful tool especially for holding work and not necessarily just clamping it.
  26. Chestnut

    Workholding Kit

    The thing i don't get is most of the operations they show i complete with out any work holding. I'm an unsafe barbarian i guess. I also use these guy a lot which is probably not typical for most woodworkers.
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