Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Two New Tools in My Shop



I purchased a couple of new accessories for my shop.  One was a the Gripper push block.  It was probably something I should have purchased a long time ago.  It does what it says it does.  It has been great for ripping small parts, thin materials and pushing material through.  There are a lot of accessories that go with this push block.  I only purchased the 1/8" foot.  In the near future I will most likely purchase another to use for long boards and add on the gravity foot for a little more security against kick back.  This was a wise investment and well built.
I also purchased a couple of brass bushing router bits from MLCS.  These were to put a small radius on the inside edges of cut outs.  I am not disappointed in them because they work well.  They are great for inside cutouts but they are not worth the set up for straight pieces.  It is easier to do these edges by hand.  They will polish the edge where the bushing touches.  This is because the bushing is not free rotating like a normal bushing.  I cannot complain about the ease of putting a small radius on inside edges.