The UJK Technology Parf Guide System (PGS) is a versatile piece of kit which allows you to create a custom benchtop or portable cutting board in less than 30 minutes whenever the need arises.
Based on the ancient mathematical Pythagoras' theorem, the PSG guarantees perfect 45° and 90° cuts, producing spot-on results every time. When used with an accurate pattern of 20mm holes, a set of UJK Technology Parf Super Dogs, a guide rail and a track saw, the task is both quick and easy. Ideal for onsite work, the PGS an invaluable tool for both professionals and hobbyists.
Designed by Peter Parfitt, the UJK Technology Parf Guide System is a joint development with Axminster Tools & Machinery. Manufacturing of the system takes place entirely in Axminster, Devon under the UJK Technology brand name.
How It Works
The Parf Guide System uses two Parf sticks along with a 3mm drill guide and 3mm drill bit to create an accurately placed series of holes with the rows at perfect right angles to the columns. Once the pattern of 3mm holes has been completed, the holes need to be enlarged to 20mm using the special drilling jig and boring bit supplied with the kit.
The Parf sticks have the addition of an accurate scale along one edge so that they may have other uses in the workshop, the metric scale has no bearing as to where the holes are situated. The 3mm holes in the scale are CNC machined to a very high tolerance to ensure that the system achieves such an overall high degree of accuracy.
The Parf Guide System comprises of two Parf Sticks, 1m long with a series of 3mm holes along the length at 96mm centres; a 3mm drill guide with 3mm drill bit and three 3mm guide pins. A guide block, two UJK low profile dogs and a special 20mm TC drill bit with a 3mm centre guide is also included.
Plans for a storage box for the Parf Guide System, are available below in the download section of this product. Please click on 'User Manual 2' download. For plans on how to make the Isometric MFT3 top, please see the 'User Manual 3' download.
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4 December 2018
bananasThis product is bananas, or as you say on your side of the pond, brilliant. If you have taken basic geometry you can watch the video a few times and not use the manual. I'm currently putting a series of perfectly perpendicular/ parallel holes on every surface in my house. This product works much better/ faster than the router template type I have used before.
2 December 2018
Great product but not cnc accurateGreat product for small to mid size mft top but for a top over 200 cm length just forget it, you will NOT get cnc accuracy.
Anthony Troy Woods
19 October 2018
Solved my CNC dilemmaGreetings from Canada. I have been researching making a 20mm top for about 2 years now, ever since I came across the festool system. I tried to find a CNC router in my area and the closest one was 2.5 hrs away. Discussion with the CNC owner was going well until they asked how many sheets I wanted machined. When I told them one, they just stopeed talking to me. Very rude to say the least. I was alsolutely thrilled to come across the UJK Parf Guide System and ordered one as soon as I could from Lee Valley. This was the first step to getting a Makita track saw too, as I made and sold some tops to pay for them both. I used one of my tops to make a cabinet for my wife's boss. When the kitchen installers came to install it for them and measure the top they told my wife's boss they had never seen workmanship like this in a custom made cabinet. It fit perfectly flush with the factory cabinets and was perfectly square. They couldn't tell which one was the one I made.
14 October 2018
Einfach klasse.Aus der Praxis für die Praxis. Exakter Winkel, lotrechte Bohrungen, so muss es sein. Einziger, allerdings sehr kleiner Wehrmutstropfen ist die Bohrung direkt durch das Lineal; mal schauen, wie lange es hält. Bisher aber: siehe oben!
11 October 2018
Works perfectlyEven as a complete amateur, I had no problems getting spot-on accurate results