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silverline jig

Discussion in 'Tools and Materials' started by Mark935, 9 May 2005.

  1. Mark935

    Mark935

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    The Silverline jig DOESN'T WORK. I purchased one myself and ran into the same problem as above. Luckily I had practiced on some board first. I repeated the test multiple times but with no improvement.

    The problem is that the shape of the two edges of the jig aren't correct to produce a joint that fits together.

    btw I bought the Trend combi jig 66 and it did work and produces a very good joint. I took the Silverline jig back and got a refund. It is a very poor copy and the people making it have obviously never tried to use it!
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    ive got to echo that about the silverline. I used it on some offcuts of worktop and it was useless to say the least. i ended up using the old fashioned method of a fine tooth hand saw, a bull nose plane, coping saw and accurate marking before cutting. Took no longer and looks spot on!
     
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    Despite having bought a 1/2" router and a set of bits, I have already made enqueries to having someone in to fit the worktops when I have done the rest. No point in spending £1K on materials and then skimping because a guy wants to charge £50, £100 or whatever to do a mitre and a couple of cut outs. It would cost me more than that to buy another length of worktop! The walls are flat, but I am pretty sure the corners are not true (my experience of other corners in this place!). The carpenter I have been referred to will be able to take that kind of thing into consideration.
     
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