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Planer Blade Vernier Setting Jig
Planer Blade Vernier Setting Jig
£52.50 (£43.75 Ex. VAT)

Planer Blade Vernier Setting Jig

Code: 700360

  • Highly accurate planer blade vernier setting jigs
  • Magnetic feet to attach to the cutter block and hold the blade
  • Blades held securely to allow easy locking into place
  • Swivel feet accommodate block diameters from 65-125mm
  • Micrometer adjustable accuracy with lockable settings
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£52.50 (£43.75 Ex. VAT)

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Frequently Bought Together

  • Planer Blade Vernier Setting Jig
  • Axminster Diamond Planer Blade Hone
  • GemRed Digital Angle Gauge
  • Guide Block Set
Total: £142.28
Description

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A pair of adjustable jigs for accurately setting up your planer blades within their block. With a lockable vernier setting and magnetic feet, all the blades in the cutting block can be set accurately to the same height. This is most important to give a clean finish to your work. The feet are magnetic and swivel to accommodate different diameters of cutter blocks, whilst the knife itself is held in place by another magnet. The beauty of these jigs is that the blade is held by the magnets allowing you to set the height and secure the blade in one operation. Then you can repeat the process for each blade, keeping the same setting each time. If you are using these jigs on a surface planer or planer/thicknesser, you can set the blades to the outfeed table and keep the jig settings for accurate repeat settings each time the blades are sharpened or replaced. Keep the jigs safe in the supplied wooden box. Please note, these are made by the original design manufacturer and so are the best quality vernier setting jigs available.

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Reviews (5)

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Overall rating 4.8 out of 5 based on 5 reviews

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R Ball

19 January 2016

A great Jig

I recently got a pair of these jigs. The first thing I did was to check the setting. I found both were giving the exact same readings. Very good so far.
I then checked the settings of my Planer thicknesser. I set up both jigs on the cutter knife and found the knife was set perfectly. I swaped the jigs from one side of the knife to the other side to double check. This was very satisfying as I had used the "move a block and mark the distance moved" method. This shows that either method is accurate. However the one thing which this jig does is to hole the knife in the correct position, thus making replacing the knives after sharpening a much easier task.
I am most impressed and have no hesitation to reccomend the use of this jig.
Yet another good item from Axminster.
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Dave

8 January 2016

Why didn't I buy one before ?

I bought one of these under offer and can't believe I've struggled without one up to now. Trained as a wood-machinist many years ago I was used to the traditional setting methods but hadn't realised how simple this would make deadly accurate setting-up.
The two verniers were slightly out so it's worth checking them before use and I found that I had to remove the springs under the knives on my AWC4 as they were too strong for the magnets to compress. Only time will tell if this makes it awkward to remove the blades after use, otherwise, a great aid to accurate set-up
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Dave B

29 December 2014

OK even when used out of spec.

I bought these to use with an old Elektra Beckum HC260 planer only to find that they are specified for use with block diameters greater than 75mm and the box also states that they are for use with blades between 12" and 24".
However the HC260 block is only about 60mm in diameter and the blade only 10".
BUT they still work OK, maybe a bit fiddlier to set up, but they certainly simplify the job.
I bought them during the pre-Christmas sale so for me they were even better value!
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frank owen

5 December 2014

An absolute "Essential" if you own a planer machine

I have tried the method of using a flat piece of hard wood and moving the blade by hand (electricity disconnected !) with a view to the blade moving the wood about 5mm ...then repeating at the other end of the same blade, and then repeating for the other knives! It is a mess and takes a long time before accepting mediocre results (3mm one side 5mm the other!). I have used a gauge / micrometer that I bought especially for the job. I have used a purpose built gadget for my machine ....absolute rubbish.

I bought the knife setting tool and after about an hour and adjustment of the gauge height I had it spot on. I retested with the wood method and it was perfect....the wood shifted 4mm at each end of the blade. I repeated this for the other knives and found that the results were fast to achieve and absolutely repeatable. I am delighted.

I would recommend to use a new planer knife or one that has been PROFESSIONALLY reground on a high accuracy machine. I have a Tormek with the planer gauge on it but my knives needed to be more accurately ground for setting the tool accurately. I found that I had slightly different readings on the gauges from the factory ...but this I was able to adjust once I had fiddled to get the blade spot on and understood the size of the error . Once this is done it works for ever and a more it seems.

My planer blades are at 30 degrees and with a fresh professionally reground blade it was easy to set the Tormek spot on for future usage. I recommend doing that.
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Tekton Carpentry & Design

15 November 2014

Solidly built

I nearly bought the set of these Axminster used to sell until I read the not so glowing reviews. So when they started selling this new better quality version I gave them a go.
From the second you take them out of the box these little setting jigs have a quality feel. Everything about them is made solidly with no unnecessary movement. I'm not sure quite how much I trust the measurement stickers on the side but they're not completely needed. I spent a while setting my knives perfectly the first time now I just set the jigs from same point of a knife and then set all the newly sharpened ones to that.
They're not cheap but what's the point of having expensive machinery and not having accurately set knives, and these jigs make the process quick and easy.
Overall, I'd definitely recommend them.

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