Reviews and Problems with Milescraft 1407 D/T Feather Board - Dual or Tandem Feather Boards for Router Tables and Table or Band Saws
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They work as advertised...
12 January 2012
Summary: As others have noted, they work as they are supposed to. I use these on my bosch table saw, especially when ripping longer boards. They work perfect and the fact you get two in one or the added height makes it a bargain for the price. 5 stars.
Great featherboard stack set. Not so great miter runner.
David Hostetler "SuperDave3006", amazon.com
14 March 2011
Summary: Simply put, the boards are great, the stacker hardware works exactly as you expect it to, and the miter bars are okay, however mine had additional casting slag and would not fit my miter slot. Some cleanup with a file and sandpaper corrected this. I have found this to be pretty typical of Milescraft quality. They do pretty well, but fall short in some annoying, make the thing not work right areas that can be easily fixed, and should have been at the factory...
Summary: I bought this product to use exclusively in the stack option on my bandsaw for ripping tall, thin boards. Everything went together well, fit properly and it holds the boards tight to my fence. That's pretty much the only thing I care about. The plastic parts seem fairly well made and durable. The metal slot parts seem somewhat crappy but seem to work ok. I would say it works as advertised.
Summary: Have not used them in "tandem" but have used them together on my table saw and router table. The metal miter bars hold the units very steady. You can really torque them down and yet they do not stick in the miter slot when you remove them. Have also clamped the unit to my table saw fence and router table fence; both worked very well. I have had a close call or two with a table saw. This really does help with safety.
Summary: I needed a set of feather boards to help me rip some pine 4x4's down to 2-3/4". I decided on these because they come with two sizes of miter tracks, and I needed the 5/8" size to fit my benchtop table saw. The two other feather board companies I considered (Rockler & Kreg) offered only 3/4" bars. Some reviewers noted that the bars were too wide. I took a chance anyway, and fortunately they fit (at least the 5/8" bars).
Nice featherboards, but stacking feature does not work
Bobb L. Bittner, amazon.com
26 August 2010
Summary: This is a good deal if you are just looking for two featherboards. The stacking feature does not work, however. The top featherboard sits 4" off the table, and it is always going to lean out a little bit under pressure. Because the featherboards are both the same size, if you set it with good pressure on the bottom one the top does not exert enough pressure. If you set it so the top exerts enough pressure, the bottom exerts way too much.