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Offline Dan Clermont

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Woodpeckers OneTIME Tool: Boring Jig for MFTs
« on: October 24, 2017, 11:55 AM »
Hello everyone!

Woodpeckers' latest OneTIME Tool is a template system for drilling 20mm or 3/4" dog holes on 96 mm centers, the same pattern as MFTs. Use it with a router and 1/2" plunge router bit to create an accurate grid of holes across your workbench or work surface.



The package includes indexing pins to locate the template on the edge of your work top, or to reference of already-drilled holes and expand the field of dog holes across the surface.

Available by pre-order only until November 13, 2017.

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Offline JimH2

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Re: Woodpeckers OneTIME Tool: Boring Jig for MFTs
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2017, 12:05 PM »
It's a new take on an idea (and jigs) that do the same. I don't know why they would make this a one-time tool as there will always be a need. I don't remember all of the others that have been made, but this one seems foolproof and quick to use.

Offline J0hn

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Re: Woodpeckers OneTIME Tool: Boring Jig for MFTs
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2017, 03:01 PM »
I received their email this morning and it looked interesting so I took a look (I am always looking for a better way to do things).

Being that it is from Woodpecker, I expected the 'plate' to be machined aluminum - but it's not, it's phenolic resin.  I also expected it to be expensive and I was not surprised to find the price to be $170

I will just continue to use my 'tried and trued' method of using a $124 replacement mft top as my template which offers a much greater surface area (28" x 45").  I use a drill bushing to rough drill the holes and then clean it up with a 1/2" flush trim bit in my router.

https://www.amazon.com/Festool-489396-Perforated-Replacement-MFT-LP1080/dp/B003KN3VU0

Offline crampedshop

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Re: Woodpeckers OneTIME Tool: Boring Jig for MFTs
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2017, 06:51 PM »
Specifically, what are you using as a drill bushing?

Offline J0hn

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Re: Woodpeckers OneTIME Tool: Boring Jig for MFTs
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2017, 07:20 PM »
Specifically, what are you using as a drill bushing?

McMaster Carr #8492A327
Press-Fit Drill Bushing with Head, 0.625" ID, 3/4" OD, 1" Long

So I use a regular 5/8" drill bit with that bushing and I made an aluminum piece which helps hold my vac hose in place (not needed)
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The 5/8" bit will remove most of the material, leaving a hole that looks like this:
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I don't plunge the router bit.  I use a foot switch and turn it off, place it in the hole and then turn it back on to make the cut.  This is what the hole likes like when done
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« Last Edit: October 24, 2017, 08:13 PM by J0hn »

Offline Steven Owen

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Re: Woodpeckers OneTIME Tool: Boring Jig for MFTs
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2017, 11:51 PM »
The dust collect has to be better than UKK Parf dog template.  It doesn’t seem to have much for alignment.  I guess it’s relying on your original MTF top to act as a reference to line up the holes.

http://www.leevalley.com/en/wood/page.aspx?p=75354&cat=1,41637

Offline J0hn

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Re: Woodpeckers OneTIME Tool: Boring Jig for MFTs
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2017, 01:45 AM »
I guess it’s relying on your original MTF top to act as a reference to line up the holes.

http://www.leevalley.com/en/wood/page.aspx?p=75354&cat=1,41637

No - you use two rulers that have 3mm holes drilled in them to layout the holes

I like the stainless steel Parf dogs and have about a half dozen each of the long and short version, but I looked at that "Drilling System" and just think using an original MFT top as a template is a better way to go, at least for me

Here is the video on it:


Offline Steven Owen

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Re: Woodpeckers OneTIME Tool: Boring Jig for MFTs
« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2017, 09:53 AM »
I guess it’s relying on your original MTF top to act as a reference to line up the holes.

http://www.leevalley.com/en/wood/page.aspx?p=75354&cat=1,41637

No - you use two rulers that have 3mm holes drilled in them to layout the holes

I like the stainless steel Parf dogs and have about a half dozen each of the long and short version, but I looked at that "Drilling System" and just think using an original MFT top as a template is a better way to go, at least for me

Here is the video on it:



The UJK looks like a more accurate system.  The Woodpeckers design looks like they worried more about speed and ease of use.