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I had these air freighted to me from the States (almost) in time for the show ( I had them there for Saturday and Sunday)

There are a few more products in the extended range as well, and all (I hope) will be around before Christmas.

MagSwitch - MagFence Combo Kit

MagSwitch - MagFence Combo Kit

MagSwitch - MagFence Combo Kit (Back)

MagSwitch - MagFence Combo Kit (Back)

This is the packaging of the combo kit, although the items are available individually as well.  No pricing is known as yet.  The combo kit comes with a couple of $50 MagJigs.

MagFence Assembled

MagFences Assembled

MagFence Assembled (rear)

MagFences Assembled (rear)

As you can see, there are 2 types of MagFence – one with a dual roller, and one with a single.  The single is ideal for resawing on the bandsaw, the double is more specifically as a fence.  They can also be used to hold work down if you have a ferrous fence on your tool.  The rollers can be removed when necessary for cleaning etc, and are sealed against dust.  As the fence and base come in 2 parts, there is provision for accurately adjusting the fence so it is perpendicular.  They (and the new featherboards) are now coming in this yellow, and that seems appropriate given they are safety equipment.  Oh, and as you can see, I’ve used a second set of MagJigs in the other fence (2 come in the combo pack), so you can also then use them in other homemade jigs.  Great concept, so I hope that it gets carried over to the featherboards at some stage. (No plans that I know of for that at this stage afaik, so I’m just suggesting it for future reference).

Now the other cool (and simple) concept they’ve come up with, is the ability to use either the 20mm MagJig, or the 30mm MagJig in the same setup, with a simple spacer to fit around the 20mm version.  Again, if you already own the 20s, you don’t have to have the additional cost of getting 30s to fit.  (Although the 30s are significantly stronger)

20mm MagJig Expanders

20mm MagJig Expanders

Now the other thing that came across in the air freight was a way to adapt the pro featherboard and vertical attachment.  With these simple risers (they come in a pack of 4)….

MagSwitch Spacers

MagSwitch Risers

You can turn the vertical attachment into a high featherboard, and can either have them as a twin featherboard with one, or two risers in between, or use 2 vertical attachments to really get a large featherboard for rised panel work (for example).

MagSwitch Pro Featherboard w Risers

MagSwitch Pro Featherboard w Risers

MagSwitch Pro Featherboard w Risers

MagSwitch Pro Featherboard w Risers

I haven’t taken photos of the hooks, so these will have to suffice, and I haven’t seen the Universal Featherboard yet, but it will be excellent when it is available.

MagSwitch Power Hook

MagSwitch Power Hook

MagSwitch Gorilla Hook

MagSwitch Gorilla Hook

(It’s quite large, and very strong!)

MagSwitch Ground Clamp

MagSwitch Ground Clamp

I’m going to be upgrading my welder with one as soon as I have 5 minutes spare.  They come in a range of sizes, and therefore amp ratings.  This looks to be the 200Amp, there is a 300Amp and 600Amp.

And finally, (but not the last new product, there is a heap of others as well, but this is a good start!), the Universal Featherboard!

MagSwitch Universal Featherboard

MagSwitch Universal Featherboard

Had to give these ones back at the end of the show (tried to sneak out!), but hopefully ( 🙂 ) I’ll have some more of them soon so I can show them off in a video/podcast

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