Featherboard - Fine Woodworking Tool Review
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Bench Dog - Featherboard

Bench Dog’s featherboards are quick and easy to set up to increase safety at the tablesaw.

$25 (As of 10/25/2005)

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Editor's Review:

by Michael Pekovich

review date: October 25, 2005

I’ve always known that featherboards made for safer woodworking, but most are a pain to set up, so I’ve avoided them. When I was given a pair of Bench Dog featherboards to try, I didn’t give them much thought. But I soon found myself using them just about every time I went to the router table.

The bright orange plastic featherboards are equipped with bolts attached to T-handles. The bolts engage in T-slots provided on Bench Dog router tables and fences. When used with such a router table, the featherboards were easy to attach and adjust and very secure in use. After a while, mounting them became an intuitive part of the set-up process. The featherboards come with an aluminum bar, which allows them to be used in a miter slot on a tablesaw or bandsaw.

Bench Dog hasn’t reinvented the featherboard, but the company has made it much easier to use. Because of that, I use them more frequently, and I believe I am a safer woodworker for it.

Editor Test Results:

Ease of Use

Manufacturer Specifications

Manufacturer Bench Dog
Manufacturer's Web Site www.benchdog.com
Manufacturer's Phone Number 800-786-8902
Positive angle stops
Built-in Dust Collection
Type of Adjustments
Settings and Stops
Maximum Capacity

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