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I'm interested in purchasing the Oak Park box joint jig set. I have an expensive Jessem router table and I'm not inclined to drill mounting holes in it. Can the jigs be clamped in place and stay put, or will they tend to slip around? Appreciate any insight anyone can give me.
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Hi Danmc50

If your not inclined to drill a hole in your table top and I can see why, I would suggest you put on a sub base on your router table like some 1/4" or 1/2" thick MDF then clamp it to the top on the 4 corners ,, you can't just clamp the jig to the table top because the clamps will be in the way on the one end...not to say anyting about the poly. will want to slip without the screws holding right in place...it can't move once it set/locked in place..




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I would agree with BJ... simply themselves clamped down they will move on you. Eventually I think you will want to drill it out. I have a tutorial on the site on how to set it up and drill it easily.

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Follow this link to see how the Jig is attached to the work surface:

http://www.routerworkshop.com/boxjoints.html

I have a similar set up, no holes drilled. The clamps hold perfectly. No runs, hits, or errors (or slippage). Drilling holes for the plate if used on the Oak Park Top is not necessary, since the top is pre drilled. My Jig is not pre drilled and I am reluctant, even with the holes drilled for the top. Nice but not necessary. Just Over Kill. Then again, off by an 1/8" or so WILL make a difference with the end result

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E=Danmc50]I'm interested in purchasing the Oak Park box joint jig set. I have an expensive Jessem router table and I'm not inclined to drill mounting holes in it. Can the jigs be clamped in place and stay put, or will they tend to slip around? Appreciate any insight anyone can give me.[/QUOTE]

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