30th May: The Trend Multi-Function Worktop Routing Jig
Multi-Function Worktop Routing Jig. Ref: MFT/JIG
Multi-Function Tables are a versatile way of securing workpieces for further work such as routing, sanding or re-sizing with saws. They are supplied with a multi-hole MDF insert that is designed as a sacrificial replacement part. These inserts can be costly to replace when purchased from the manufacturer, which is where the new Trend MFT/JIG hits the mark. It allows you to make your own inserts at a fraction of the cost. With its solid 12mm thick high-pressure laminate construction it ensures repeatable accuracy for years to come.
Designed to replicate the commonly used grid pattern of 96mm centres, the Trend MFT Jig has a ten-hole layout. It is for use with plunge routers fitted with a 30mm guide bush and a 20mm diameter cutter.
Fast and easy to set up, the compact 298mm x 586mm jig uses the pins to align it precisely to one corner of the board. Once clamped, the router is plunged through each hole to set the first grid layout. Subsequent holes are then made using the peg bushes to reset the jig for each additional row. This allows for the fast and accurate production of replacement insert tops.
The newly made grid top is perfect for use with track saws. With the optional bench dogs fast cuts at 90¼ and 45¼ angles help increase productivity. The 20mm holes are compatible with a wide range of commonly available clamping and positioning accessories.
Additional features include 100mm and 50mm radii, a 45¼ end-cut for easing corners on any edge. Also the recess aperture can be used for routing a shallow recess to store smaller items while you work, such as drills and other accessories. Or by routing completely through the material to create a convenient hand grip.
The Trend MFT Worktop Routing Template will find a multitude of uses within any workshop setup, either to simply replace existing tops or to design, explore and make your own bespoke items.
The Trend MFT Template (Product Ref. MFT/JIG) is priced at £119.00 excluding VAT. It is available from all Trend Routing Centres and Stockists across the UK. For a copy of the Trend Catalogue, or to request further information and details of your nearest Trend Dealer, please call 01923 249911 or visit their website at www.trend-uk.com.