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Offline irvin00

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Re: Bridge City Toolworks "Jointmaker Pro Upgrade" Review . . .
« Reply #30 on: December 17, 2009, 10:27 AM »
Thanks, Roger, for the clarification.

Your product does look nice, indeed. Good luck!

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Offline Roger Savatteri

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Re: Bridge City Toolworks "Jointmaker Pro Upgrade" Review . . .
« Reply #31 on: December 17, 2009, 10:50 AM »
Thanks, Roger, for the clarification.

Your product does look nice, indeed. Good luck!

Irwin,

Your welcome & for further clarification I merely wrote the review(s).
(as well as own one)

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« Last Edit: December 17, 2009, 10:50 AM by Roger Savatteri »
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Offline William Herrold

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Re: Bridge City Toolworks "Jointmaker Pro Upgrade" Review . . .
« Reply #32 on: December 17, 2009, 04:12 PM »
Roger,
Is it easy to change between different blades(crosscut and ripping) on the "JP"? I keep a ryoba  within reach at all times to avoid needing to rip with a blade intended for cross-cutting,
"I don't believe anything, but I have a lot of suspicions"
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Offline Roger Savatteri

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Re: Bridge City Toolworks "Jointmaker Pro Upgrade" Review . . .
« Reply #33 on: December 17, 2009, 06:34 PM »
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William,

A blade change on the JMP takes me about an easy 3-4 minutes.

Loosen the 2 screws that holds the blue saw guide,
lossen the 5 little screws (you don't have to remove them) ,
remove blade, clean/blow out track where blade sits
switch blade (I wax mine - more on this later)
tighten the 5 screws, tighten the blue saw guide with the two screws.........done.

for more detail with illustration see section 21 here....... http://www.bridgecitytools.com/files/datasheets/505/JMP_UsersGuide_rev2.pdf
(keep in mind that the pdf manual I just referred to is for the JMP-v1 - but that whole function will remain the same with either the JMP-v2 or JMP-sw.)

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« Last Edit: December 21, 2009, 04:33 PM by Roger Savatteri »
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Offline Sometimewoodworker

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Re: Bridge City Toolworks "Jointmaker Pro Upgrade" Review . . .
« Reply #34 on: December 20, 2009, 07:39 AM »

As to the little donuts on the clamping block,,,, think tires on a tugboat.
Sometimes, depending on the workpiece to be held - I find the "tugboat tires" holds a bit firmer than the sandpaper.
I found them back in my misc. hardware drawers!
(they are held on with very strong double face tape)
note: when I use the "tugboat" side of the clamp block above, I flip it the other way.

FWIW the little donuts on the clamping block are cable grommets
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Offline Roger Savatteri

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Re: Bridge City Toolworks "Jointmaker Pro Upgrade" Review . . .
« Reply #35 on: December 21, 2009, 02:09 PM »

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On the subjects of miters,
for anyone interested in special rigging on the JMP, I just downloaded a long post on a working model of a  3-Point 45 Degree Miter Clamp Jig for the JMP

The thread is residing at the Jigs & Fixtures forum at BCTW.
Scroll down to Dec. 20th. . .  Bridge City Tool Works Forum



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Offline Roger Savatteri

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Re: Bridge City Toolworks "Jointmaker Pro Upgrade" Review . . .
« Reply #36 on: January 15, 2010, 01:14 PM »
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In an effort to get more info up on a regular  real time basis - I'm going to be posting "Tweeter-Like Posts" of specific JMP moments in the workshop.

In the following shots I'm really ecstatic over the wood-clamp from the JMP-sw that Michael sent me to test out.
It holds even a thin profile very securely and works well with any of the JMP versions. (below I'm using it on the JMP-v1 version to cut a miter)
You also see me using only one of the two that come in the set.

(It only comes standard with the JMP-sw, but I'm told it will be available as an accessory item) - one could also grab some maple and make one - oneself.

In the third shot I'm using the CT-15 to set the blade angle.
Remember, although there is a degree scale on the forward plate - it's always best to set the blade to the work.
(There are flip-stops to use if you need to go back to that angle at a latter date)








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« Last Edit: January 15, 2010, 03:42 PM by Roger Savatteri »
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Offline Eiji Fuller

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Re: Bridge City Toolworks "Jointmaker Pro Upgrade" Review . . .
« Reply #37 on: May 25, 2010, 11:19 PM »
Love it! Nice work Roger. keep it coming.