Featherboard by Hedgehog
A new twist on featherboards
I often work with narrow pieces, which requires me to hold the workpiece against the fence of a machine while keeping my hands away from the cutter. This is where a featherboard comes in handy. But traditional models require multiple adjustments to get the pressure right, especially when you have pieces that differ in width. The Hedgehog is different. Its spiral shape and single knob made it easy to set up and fast to adjust without sacrificing safety or consistency. For boards of various widths, you just spin the featherboard. And while I typically don’t like items with only one locking mechanism because a single lock can act like a pivot point, I didn’t notice any movement when using the Hedgehog. It allowed me to run stock safely and get a consistent cut. I really liked the easy-to-grasp knob, too. The Hedgehog is reversible, so it can be used from either side of the cutter. Plus, with the stacking accessory ($7.50), you can secure one on top of another tool-free.
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