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Finally aquired a PC 4216 and will have a dedicated space in the shop for it. Mounting at bench height seems OK, but would it be better mounted a little higher for better vision and control? Any ideas?
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Hi and welcome to the forum. I think the heighth is of personal preference and what is more comfortable/natural for you. I prefer a taller height on most everything as it is less strain on the back-neck and muscles. For the PC 4216 the taller height gives me a better view. I built a little stool/box to attach the jig to and then screw/bolt the stool/box to either my work bench or saw station.
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G’day Randall

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I feel that 'belt height' works for me.

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G'Day James, thanks for your input. I will try it at bench height and see if it works for me. I have a particle board roll-around tool cabinet that I might try to mount it on later. Might get a mouthful of dust, though.
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Appreciate the info, Marco. I, too, like things up where I can see them. The cabinet for my tools is about 48" tall, but would be a perfect spot to permanantly mount the jig, as I could roll it out for use and roll it back against the wall for storage. Will try it there at sometime as well. Thanks again, Hauswulf
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I have several tables, 2 of which I put on top of a work surface. They are great for doing small parts. The other is about 36" high which is much better for larger parts. I'm 6' 2" so that doesn't mean this would work for you.

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Hi Randall – it’s great that you are going to be putting a PC in your workshop, please remember to cover the base unit up when you are working in your shop and try to keep the fan area clean/clear of dust to shop the PC from overheating – Good luck with your projects – Gor
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Randall, Many jigs benefit when you build a small riser or box under them. This makes it easier to clamp the jig to your bench and can include a place to store accessories for the jig.(IE: screws and clamps for a Kreg pocket hole jig) Height of the riser will vary with each individual's comfort zone but a good rule of thumb is you get maximum comfort and control when your hands are working at a level about 3-6" below your elbows.

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