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Tool: Paralign Single Featherboard Buy Now and Paralign Double Featherboard Buy Now
Advised price: $ 27.99 and $ 48.99
At first sight, JessEm’s Paralign Featherboard could look like any other Featherboard, except for those two extra knobs. What’s the deal?
Tighten a set of knobs to lock the Featherboard mounting bracket. Then slide the feather through the bracket until the pressure is correct and lock the feather with the second set of knobs. Using this method, setting up the Paralign is much easier than on most Featherboards, where it locks and pressure adjusts at the same time. Our only complaint, and it’s a minor one, is that we wish the knobs were bigger and more comfortable to hold.
This sliding plate design ensures that your fingers are parallel to your work, offering the same pressure. Hence the name: Paralign. The mounting bracket is reversible, to increase the stroke. The finger plate is also reversible, so the fingers can be pointed in either direction.
Paralign duvets are also stackable, to prevent a tall piece from tipping over. They are available individually or in a double pack that contains the hardware to stack two on top of each other. Paralign duvets come with 1/4 “T-slot hardware and a bar for a 3/4” table saw miter slot.
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