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Offline jussi

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MFT jig - Dominofix or Woodpecker
« on: August 06, 2019, 10:24 AM »
Which would you guys recommend and why?

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Offline Roseland

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Re: MFT jig - Dominofix or Woodpecker
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2019, 11:04 AM »
https://www.axminster.co.uk/ujk-technology-parf-guide-system-mkii-104779

In the interest of full disclosure, I don't have one, but I've seen it used and I imagine it is the most accurate.

Andrew
TS55, MFT/3, OF1400, OF1010, CT26, RS100, ETS125, CXS, MFS400, DF-500, Zobos.

Offline Rta108

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Re: MFT jig - Dominofix or Woodpecker
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2019, 11:52 AM »
Huge thread a few topics down about the parf mk2.


Offline Doug S

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Re: MFT jig - Dominofix or Woodpecker
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2019, 01:52 PM »

Offline ChiknNutz

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Re: MFT jig - Dominofix or Woodpecker
« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2019, 02:07 PM »
The UJK offering is spendy, but is impressively accurate.  I am currently using it to build a custom MFT of my own.  I suggest getting it from Axminster directly as I wasn't paying attention and paid $55 excess to TSO over what Axminster offers it for.
-Chris
Rotex 150/5 FEQ, CT 36 E, ETS EC125/3, TS75, Domino XL

Offline threesixright

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Re: MFT jig - Dominofix or Woodpecker
« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2019, 02:18 PM »
Another vote for the LR 32. I’m in the same boat. Assuming you have a OF 1010/1400.

I think the other options are pretty expensive to drill just the pattern. The LR 32 is more versatile. And if you already have a normal rail, then you can use the LR 32 rails to extend. Which might come handy if you need to tackle some sheets.

I think LR 32 has proven its accuracy, and can accommodate you with the hole pattern.


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Offline JimD

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Re: MFT jig - Dominofix or Woodpecker
« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2019, 09:26 AM »
I'm happy with the results I got from the Woodrave router base and some pegboard.  My 3x7 foot outfeed/work table has 20mm holes on 4 inch spacing from using this setup with one of my old PC 690 routers in it's plunge base.  I also have a smaller version on a work surface on my cross cut bench.  I set up blocks to be used for assembly that have pegs going into the holes to establish a square corner.  I questioned if the holes made this way would be accurate enough but they are as square as any tool I have in my shop.  Drafting square, engineers square, etc..  4 inches is not 96mm but that doesn't matter to me.  Consistent spacing was what I wanted and I got that.  I can see some variation over the 8 foot length of the pegboard but it is apparently slight enough to not matter as a practical matter.  It is wood I work with. 

Offline Jiggy Joiner

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Re: MFT jig - Dominofix or Woodpecker
« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2019, 01:10 PM »
Speaking as I find. I have a Parf Guide System Mk2. It produces tops and cutting stations for me that are as accurate you'd ever need.
I don't know how it compares with other systems and methods, as I've not used them but, I like the PGS, it's a keeper.

Offline Mike Goetzke

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Re: MFT jig - Dominofix or Woodpecker
« Reply #9 on: September 09, 2019, 02:21 PM »
Another option is have the top(s) CNC'd with a router. I have the UJK kit but I wanted a 4'x8' work table that I could break down easily so I cut a sheet of MDF into three 32" x 48" slabs. I happened to find a sign shop less than 1/2 mile from my house and they milled the slabs to my design for just over $50 a piece. Reviewing many designs on-line I included many slots that would fit my parallel jaw clamps and make it easy to carry.

One mistake I made was bought several bench dogs thinking I'd use them all the time to index my work. Ends up a TSO square and their parallel guides are much easier to use (for me). I seldom use the dogs and dog holes for work alignment. I also, place inexpensive 1/8" ply on the table at my cut line so as not to cut into the table in many random spots/angles.

Mike 

Offline Dane

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Re: MFT jig - Dominofix or Woodpecker
« Reply #10 on: September 09, 2019, 03:21 PM »
Another vote for the Woodrave jig.  Perfectly square holes on al the tops I’ve done with it.  Think I posted some photos on another thread a while back.  It’s by far the cheapest and easiest to crank out a top...only trick is finding some high quality pegboard.