The new Feather Guard from Sommerfeld Tools, $24.90, is a two-for-one deal. It serves as both a feather board and a bit guard. It works great for jobs like raised panels, effectively covering even massive horizontal panel raisers. And instead of setting my table up with two feather boards, one on the infeed side and one on the outfeed side, I could do it all in one setup.
The unique feather design provides plenty of down pressure. I had to rob a couple of bolts from another jig to mount the Featherboard on my router table, which uses 1/4-20 bolts in its T-track. The fasteners that came with the Featherguard didn’t work.
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