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Wixey, meet Torque. Torque, this is the young, accurate Wixey I was telling you about!

Been meaning to do it for ages, never looked closely enough to work out precisely how I’d do it but after the second course at Berwick, I was inspired again to see what I could make of my o riginal concept.

After 5 minutes I had a plan, and even better, in 5 minutes more the task was complete!

I have fitted a Wixey planer height gauge to the plunge mechanism of the Torque, and now I can set the plunge height accurately, to within 0.1mm

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So easy, and it doesn’t interfere with the operation of the Torque plunge mechanism at all.

You can zero the gauge by bringing the tool in contact with the work and pushing a button. Then to change depth (such as for a trench), move the tool off the workpiece, plunge to the depth you want to achieve, then set the plunge stop at this point.

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It isn’t just for precision work either. Means even for more normal operations I can be sure I have moved the plunge mechanism by 1mm (or 2) without guessing. Cool!

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Wixey tools are available for Professional Woodworkers Supplies

One Response

  1. nice

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