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|01-04-2011, 02:18 AM||#1|
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Tampa Bay Florida
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Magswitch fence initial reaction
I set up my new Magswitch and am initially happy with it. I bought the Magswitch 18" Universal Track and one Magswitch Starter Kit. The Starter Kit consists of a Universal Base, two MagJig 150's and a reversible featherboard. The Universal Track is the actual fence. Also included in the two packages are the knobs, bolts, screws, brackets and etc to make it all work together.
Assembling the base to the fence is easy but more trouble than I would care to go through to use the base in another configuration. I would want another base to use with the featherboard or another attachment. The MagJig's remove easily enough to change them to another device which is good because they are about $30.00 each if you buy them separately.
The base included two plastic shims to obtain that "perfect 90° for vertical attachments". Not at my house. My fence was out of vertical square with the saw table such small amount the thinnest end of the shims were too thick. So I made two Yellow Pine paper thin tapering to about 3/32" shims that worked perfect. Although they look really bad on that nice new setup.
Those MagJig switches are about as slick as it gets. A gentle twist instantly locks the MagJig to the saw table. Another gentle twist releases it. Sweet. I got the jest of using the MagJigs almost instantly.
Setting up the fence is not as easy as a table saw fence where you slide it into position and lock the handle. Although not much harder. You must position both ends of the fence with a measuring device then twist both MagJig knobs, that is it.
All I had time to use the fence for this evening was to cut several veneers of the piece of Yellow Pine I made the shims out of. So far I like the fence. Time will tell if I continue to like it.
|01-04-2011, 03:40 AM||#2|
Join Date: Nov 2008
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Looks sweet Bob! Also looks like a quality product. The pine shims are fine for now. I'm sure you will find something more solid to replace them down the road.
-- Rick --
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