Works good, I suggest 1 improvement.
Posted February 10, 2014
I read many of the reviews and decided I would buy this jig when it was on sale. I've made box joints using a homemade jig on my table saw and a dado. It takes a long time to set up, and get the shims just right, so I wanted something that would be less of a hassle. The jig is definitely a lot less hassle. Mine fits nice and snug in my miter slot on my Rockler table. The instructions are good for the set up. On my first test cut, my bit was a hair too low making my pins too short. Since I have a lift on my router, I had to undo my set up in order to raise my router. Since I had the sled moved already, I marked the location of my lift adjusting hole and bored a 7/8" hole in the location. Voila! I'm now able to adjust my router height without having to ruin my set up. This would be a good modification that you could provide for this product. Otherwise, I would have given it 5 stars.
I consider myself an inexperienced woodworker....
Posted March 11, 2013
I consider myself an inexperienced woodworker. I bought the Box Joint Jig over a year ago. I have tried it several times, soon to give up. I could not determine why my box fingers didn't come out consistent. The other night I tried it again. That is when I noticed that the jig was moving in the miter slot. I tried to tighten the knobs, but I could still move the jig. Applying wax had not occurred to me. My fingers are too close to the bit for comfort. If I put a clamp on the sliding piece, it would probably slip out of adjustment. Until I read all 58 of the reviews, I thought it was me.
All I can say is wow...
Posted December 26, 2012
All I can say is wow , this jig is wonderful. I have been trying to build one for my table saw with out much sucess so I gave up trying. I have a Bosch router table and from the box to first test cut was only about 15 min and did not need to make any adjustments. I will not be pig headed any more if Rockler has a jig I need I will buy it instead. This one saved so much time it was well worth the price.
I just got it out of...
Posted December 17, 2012
I just got it out of the box and it will not fit either of my Craftsman router tables. The hole is 1" away from the router bit on the small table. The miter slot is 3/4" and my table miter slot is 5/8" on the bigger table. My first thought was to cut a bigger hole in the sled where the bit comes through, but that will allow the bit to cut into the plastic fence. I can cut the adjustment slots longer, but not sure that will work either. Not sure what to do with it.
I bought this on sale, in...
Posted December 9, 2012
I bought this on sale, in lieu of making my own, but am ending up pretty much totally remaking it. I commend the Rockler store for quickly swapping out the stripped out metal piece holding the caul screw. However, the sled runners on all the sleds I checked in the store are a full .020 loose on each side, letting the sled slide and twist a lot. The light duty plastic holder and soft plastic runners bend easily - the short soft runners are just snapped in, and holder is hollow and flexible. It also is sloping on the back so you cannot use a clamp to hold the work safely. I cured the runner looseness with UHMW tape, and will make a new sled from birch ply with longer, stiff, well fitted runners - essentially creating the jig from new in order for it to work well, and provide for clamping of the workpiece - an essential safety item. Note the picture on the site of using this with both hands holding the work, in front of the sled, close to the bit - not good, and with a narrow piece it's very hard to hold in place with the sled bending in two directions. With the short runners it's easy for the sled to lift forward or back also, which could tip your hands into the bit. The cauls measure well to size, within .001, and the slot clamps work, but the rest is very poorly made, although it's actually a good design concept. I'll keep the cauls, base and use them with my new sled.