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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 04-30-2012, 09:17 PM Thread Starter
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Anybody ever heard of Mill Right router table? It was produced in the late 90's/early 2000's by Ironwood brand tools and Positive Position Inc. I believe they were sold exclusively via mail order. I recently aquired it from an older gentleman that is retiring from woodworking from over 60 years due to health problems. He gave me all of the attachments and I can't find any info on how to use them or set them up. I've included a pic. Any help on this would be greatly appreciated.
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Anybody ever heard of Mill Right router table? It was produced in the late 90's/early 2000's by Ironwood brand tools and Positive Position Inc. I believe they were sold exclusively via mail order. I recently aquired it from an older gentleman that is retiring from woodworking from over 60 years due to health problems. He gave me all of the attachments and I can't find any info on how to use them or set them up. I've included a pic. Any help on this would be greatly appreciated.
I have one that I still use. It is quite a router table. The company must have gone out of business though because I have never been able to find any mention of them on the internet. I have the manual but it is over 75 pages so it will take a while to scan.
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I have one that I still use. It is quite a router table. The company must have gone out of business though because I have never been able to find any mention of them on the internet. I have the manual but it is over 75 pages so it will take a while to scan.
Oh, that is so awesome! I didn't think that I'd ever be able to find anyone that had one. Let me know if/when you get it all scanned in. I can pay you if you'd like. My email is [email protected] Thanks a bunch!
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That's awesome! I didn't think I'd find anyone that had one or even the manual. Let me know when you get it all scanned in. I can pay you if you'd like. Thanks!
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Anybody ever heard of Mill Right router table? It was produced in the late 90's/early 2000's by Ironwood brand tools and Positive Position Inc. I believe they were sold exclusively via mail order. I recently aquired it from an older gentleman that is retiring from woodworking from over 60 years due to health problems. He gave me all of the attachments and I can't find any info on how to use them or set them up. I've included a pic. Any help on this would be greatly appreciated.
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I joined this forum today in hopes of finding out the same information you have asked for help.

Please share with me what you have been able to source to date.

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It would be great if you added the scanned copy to our manuals forum in case someone else is looking for a copy.

When the Mill Right came out I was very interested in it, but I wouldn't spend the money until I could see one in person. They never had it in any of the woodworking shows, at least not in my area, and nobody that I knew had a Mill Right. Then the company folded. I still have never seen one.

Last year a guy had one for sale in the classified section here, but he wanted almost full price for it, and he was far away from me. Looking back in the classifieds, anyone wanting one might check to see if he still has it. A search should bring up the post.

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Don't recall ever seeing one, so I have attached an old write-up about the table. Looks very interesting. I don't think I would have room in my shop to dedicate the space for one, but still quite interesting.
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It would be great if you added the scanned copy to our manuals forum in case someone else is looking for a copy.

When the Mill Right came out I was very interested in it, but I wouldn't spend the money until I could see one in person. They never had it in any of the woodworking shows, at least not in my area, and nobody that I knew had a Mill Right. Then the company folded. I still have never seen one.

Last year a guy had one for sale in the classified section here, but he wanted almost full price for it, and he was far away from me. Looking back in the classifieds, anyone wanting one might check to see if he still has it. A search should bring up the post.

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The manual has been uploaded for a while but is not that easy to find. Maybe a moderator could move it to a more intuitive section. The location is General Woodworking/Power Tool Manuals/Other Specialty Manuals. I haven't been on this forum for a while but was using my Mill Right today so I thought I would check in. I am still very satisfied with mine and use it fairly regularly. The only real problem I have had is with the clamp handles breaking. In the attached picture you can see the handles that have broken. I tried to strengthen the remaining ones with a little JB Weld. It is not pretty but I hope it works. I have searched for replacements but haven't found any yet. I am not really sure what to call them in my searches. Anybody have any suggestions? I am sure there is a technical term for them but don't know what it is.
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Mark--any chance a multi-lobe knob with through threads would work? Something like these:
McMaster-Carr

These threaded handles look more like the originals:
McMaster-Carr

I'd guess that either style would allow you to put plenty of torque to hold the clamps in place, but the star knobs might be a little less obtrusive. Hope that helps get you moving in the right direction.

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Earl,

Of the two I think the second example would be the best. I was hoping to find something closer to what I have. I took apart the clamp so you can see that it is just a 5" long bolt with the "cast iron? Pot metal? 9/16" slip wrench" that sits on a bushing. To tighten the clamp you lift up on the wrench to engage the bolt head. Other wise the wrench sits down off the bolt head and rotates freely.

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