Author Topic: Bought an Insta-RailSquare and got 2 Insta-Dogs - what are the dogs for?  (Read 862 times)

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Offline mickmick

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I have been using the square in the normal way, resting it against the piece to be cut, and it works well to keep my rail square.
When I bought it, it came with these dogs. What are they for?
Obviously they can square the rail in an mft top, but why would you need to do that when the mft has it's own rail square?
Just want to know before I go tossing them in the bin (they were free).
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Offline Doug S

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If you are cutting something that has a moulded edge (maybe a large bullnose for example) that the square can't reference off the dogs will reference off the edge below the mould if that makes sense.

Offline RKA

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The dogs are there to guard your railsquare!   [tongue]

It is a little odd.  Based on how I use my square, you're right, I don't see the point, other than making you think you're getting something extra compared to a competitor. 

Offline manuc

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I’ve actually used it in combination with my MFT table. Actually works pretty well. Other than that, not much use for them that I’ve found...

Offline mickmick

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Found the answer in this vid:

They are for when you want to cut two pieces a the same time and the dogs give you purchase against both edges.
“Pain and suffering are always inevitable for a large intelligence and a deep heart.”
― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment