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Poorly designed and made from cheap materials
on November 17, 2011
The 1/8 spiral cutter I purchased to use with it broke in half within the first 15 minutes I used it. The pin guide is flimsy and poorly made. The bolt with a plastic wheel knob attached to it on the side is supposed to hold the pin shaft tight when you screw it down against the side of the shaft through a welded-on nut. The nut broke off today so now the thing is not usable. Without the flimsy nut and bolt the pin is much to loose too accurately cut anything. It never did align with the router bit because the pin shifted from its normal resting position several millimeters to left of center when I tightened the knob that was supposed to hold the pin in place. I am retrofitting the pin shaft clamping mechanism so I can keep cutting my clock gears. I'm going to make my 1/8" pin from 1/8 cold rolled steel embedded into a 1/2 x 1/2 by 6 piece of oak or maple mounted to another piece of wood that will be screwed onto end of the over arm bracket. This should be very stable and might make this device useful again. I was able to cut reasonable clock gears before the nut broke off. I've only owned this thing for 5 days and its already broken. Do not buy this unless you want it just for the overhead arm, which is very sturdy welded tubular steel, and you have sufficient skills to fashion an alternative method of attaching and holding the pin in position directly centered over the router bit.