Author Topic: New UJK Precision Grooving Jig  (Read 1320 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Bob D.

  • Posts: 1390
New UJK Precision Grooving Jig
« on: November 30, 2019, 06:54 AM »
UJK has a new router jig for making dados but goes beyond that offering some additional features.

At first glance you'd say it's similar to the DadoMax or the DadoMaster jigs from a few years ago but it does more.



Years ago I needed a router dado jig and couldn't find one for sale anywhere so I built my own to keep the job going. It worked well enough and with my compact router I made all the dados I needed for the kitchen island I was building. That job was just simple dados many were stopped and could not be cut on the TS. They could be done with a edge guide and any router but making exact width dados I like to use an undersize bit and cut in two passes so I made this jig which uses the thickness of the workpiece to set the width of the dado for a perfect fit. I used a 1/2 bit with a 1" guide bushing IIRC.

To me it appears that the new UJK jig will have this capability too and more. I'd like to test this new jig when it's available here and compare it to the DadoMax and my home brew jig.

« Last Edit: November 30, 2019, 09:02 PM by Bob D. »
-----
It's a table saw, do you know where your fingers are?

Festool USA does not pre-approve the contents of this website nor endorse the application or use of any Festool product in any way other than in the manner described in the Festool Instruction Manual. To reduce the risk of serious injury and/or damage to your Festool product, always read, understand and follow all warnings and instructions in your Festool product's Instruction Manual. Although Festool strives for accuracy in the website material, the website may contain inaccuracies. Festool makes no representations about the accuracy, reliability, completeness or timeliness of the material on this website or about the results to be obtained from using the website. Festool and its affiliates cannot be responsible for improper postings or your reliance on the website's material. Your use of any material contained on this website is entirely at your own risk. The content contained on this site is provided for informational purposes only and does not constitute professional advice.


Offline TSO_Products

  • Retailer
  • *
  • Posts: 121
    • TSO Products LLC
Re: New UJK Precision Grooving Jig
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2019, 03:06 PM »
Bob D. - thanks for posting your experience report with your earlier shop built solution along with the UJK video of the new router guide product

If you would like to give AXMINSTER's UJK Precision Grooving Jig a test and make a report on the FOG, we will be happy to lend you  a sample for that purpose with a prepaid return label.  If you like it well enough,  we'll include a special offer if you choose to purchase it.
email me: info@tsoproducts.com
direct your mail to my attention and be sure to reference your FOG handle and mention this FOG thread..

Hans

Offline Dick Mahany

  • Posts: 547
Re: New UJK Precision Grooving Jig
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2019, 03:30 PM »
The jig looks very well made.  Would be very handy for milling systainer feet recesses into shelves and a lot more.  I typically use a track guided router for slots, however the two dimensional capabilities make this accessory look attractive.

Offline Bob D.

  • Posts: 1390
Re: New UJK Precision Grooving Jig
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2019, 04:20 PM »
Yes, being able to work in two dimensions adds a lot to the jig and is something I have not seen in previous jigs of this type.

A couple years ago after I had made my jig I found a DadoMax on eBay that a saved search alerted on. I made an offer and got it for next to nothing and didn't find it any better than the homebrew one I had made. It didn't add any capabilities beyond what mine had and it was not as easy to set the dado width. Mine uses the actual workpiece to set the width as shown in the second photo, no measurement required.
-----
It's a table saw, do you know where your fingers are?

Offline tomp

  • Posts: 101
Re: New UJK Precision Grooving Jig
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2019, 10:07 AM »
Been a while since I used mine, but doesn't the DadoMax have a set-up that uses a piece of the material being fitted and a couple of dowels? I'd have to go out and re-read the instructions to confirm.

Sorry, the DadoWiz (which is the one that I have) uses the dowels, here is the manual for the DadoMax showing use of the notches in the edge to set the dado width.

Offline Bob D.

  • Posts: 1390
Re: New UJK Precision Grooving Jig
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2019, 01:17 PM »
You are correct there are a number of variations for setting the width of the Dado.

I think mine is a little more direct and quicker to setup.
« Last Edit: December 03, 2019, 02:28 PM by Bob D. »
-----
It's a table saw, do you know where your fingers are?

Offline ben_r_

  • Posts: 1232
Re: New UJK Precision Grooving Jig
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2019, 02:07 PM »
Nice looking setup. If I didnt already have a MicroFence setup and a Guide Rail Id definitely have considered going this route.
If at first you don't succeed, redefine success!

Offline ScotF

  • Posts: 2689
Re: New UJK Precision Grooving Jig
« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2019, 12:54 AM »
When is this going to be available in North America? Looks pretty slick and easy to set up.

Offline Claimdude

  • Posts: 368
Re: New UJK Precision Grooving Jig
« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2019, 09:38 AM »
You can order direct from Axminster so they are available now to US residents. I have ordered several things from them. Great service and low shipping costs.

Jack

When is this going to be available in North America? Looks pretty slick and easy to set up.

Offline ben_r_

  • Posts: 1232
Re: New UJK Precision Grooving Jig
« Reply #9 on: December 09, 2019, 02:19 PM »
You can order direct from Axminster so they are available now to US residents. I have ordered several things from them. Great service and low shipping costs.

Jack

When is this going to be available in North America? Looks pretty slick and easy to set up.
Yep! And its awesome! I have saved quite a bit by buying from Axminster over US sellers! And found lots of cool products we dont have in the US!
If at first you don't succeed, redefine success!

Offline TSO_Products

  • Retailer
  • *
  • Posts: 121
    • TSO Products LLC
Re: New UJK Precision Grooving Jig
« Reply #10 on: December 09, 2019, 05:19 PM »
When is this going to be available in North America? Looks pretty slick and easy to set up.

@ScotF :
This UJK Precision Jig is coming with  our next stock order by air from AXMINSTER. Look for a sign-up-to-be-notified on our AXMINSTER UJK brand product category page very shortly.
We stock a growing list of UJK and AXMINSTER brand tools in response to customer interest as in this post.

Hans



Offline Claimdude

  • Posts: 368
Re: New UJK Precision Grooving Jig
« Reply #11 on: December 09, 2019, 09:14 PM »
AND, I have bought quite a bit of stuff directly from TSO... Thank you Hans for all that you do for us! If you can wait a little bit order from TSO. Their pricing is competitive and you are supporting American manufacturing.

Jack

When is this going to be available in North America? Looks pretty slick and easy to set up.

@ScotF :
This UJK Precision Jig is coming with  our next stock order by air from AXMINSTER. Look for a sign-up-to-be-notified on our AXMINSTER UJK brand product category page very shortly.
We stock a growing list of UJK and AXMINSTER brand tools in response to customer interest as in this post.

Hans