"Fast Joint" Precision Joinery System
the 20 Template Fast Joint Set.
Holiday Sale ends December 31, 2013. A complete joinery system that creates unique, decorative, and strong joints quickly and easily! This unique jointing system "spices up" standard joinery with matching templates that make creative, custom joinery simple. Insert your bit in the router, insert a guide bushing into your router table insert, set your bit height and you're ready to go. Set male and female templates on opposite sides of the jig platform and start cutting. For stock 1/4" to 3/4" thick (1/4" to 3/8" for thru dovetails) and up to 14" wide. 4 templates are included! (See larger sets below). For table mounted routers that accept template guide bushings only. Includes a step-by-step instruction booklet, plus the following:
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By Gareth Roberts (Amlwch An UK)
I did not expect success with the first joint I made, but I did. A perfect joint.
Excellent system, with a clear and concise manual
By Roy Dick (Dallas TX US)
The shipment arrived in short order and in great condition.
The instructions and assembly were very easy to do, I being more of a woodturner, even found this to be easy.
I did have to call and ask a few questions though. As with any new product there is a learning curve, as minor as this was. And with the help of Mike and Joe, (tech support), were very helpful.
I even called and spoke to Mitch, by the way is very cordial and took the time to go into detail to help me out of a jam.
With the great customer service, I am on the way to making some nice keepsake, jewelry boxes and humidors for some Christmas presents.
The only template I have used at this point is the heart shaped, but look forward to using the others as well.
More orders will follow to MLCS without hesitation.
Thanks MLCS for a great "SYSTEM" that does what is advertised.
By Jim Caruthers (Suffolk Va US)
I ordered and received it within 4 days. The set up was easy as was the instructions. I was impressed with the quality of the cuts the first time. I would high recommend to anyone.
By Ray Merrell (Pueblo CO US)
I have had this Fast Joint system for a few years now and just love it. Easy to use and produces some great results!
By Thomas Goldsmith (Dexter MA US)
A great product. I broke 3 bits when I first used them. I have found that the bits are defective. They are ground off center. I bought carbide bits from MLCS and have had no trouble since. I have made about 25 or 30 boxes.
By William Collett (Bettendorf Io US)
First practice project a flower box was snug, but went together well and I was pleased.
Centering is important and test this with thin stock to see if the edges are equal around one of the shapes.
A mistake that might be common: I used my own bit and I'd not realize the shaft had heated up the brass bushing so hot it melted the template. It also ruined the router plate insert by slightly deforming it. It took some time to figure out what went wrong.
Moral of the story, I guess we have buy their bits!
Otherwise, I'm determined to make this work.
By Paul Gallian (Crane MO US)
The setup was a long process. But I understand the need for assembly when it comes in a very small box. After completion of the setup and with sized and good wood the first cut was made and I completely destroyed a template somehow, the guide did not ride against the pattern and ate into the white pattern. I do not know if a person can purchase just one pattern? better yet one half of a pattern.
I accept fault responsibility but still can not see how the guide faulted.
By Howard Winkler (Summerfield Fl US)
I've only used the heart template so far. The joints are just too tight to go together even though I've cleaned out the templates as instructed.
It looks like the bit is not centered PRECISELY (I would have written PRECISELY in much larger font if I could). Very very close is NOT good enough. I am unable to adjust my router so I wound up making the final passes from different orientations to the bit and this seems to have worked. The joints went together but there are very tiny space - if you look closely at the joint. I cannot stress enough - the bit must be dead-on center for this system to work correctly.
By Arthur Goolkasian (Sacramento CA US)
I have used the Fast Joint System for several small projects, using the decorative temeplates. I am still trying to get it dialed in. My joints, in most cases seem to be to tight. What has been most troubling so far is that I have broken 3 of the 3/16" up-cut bits. In each instance I did not feel that I was forcing the bit or cutting too much stock. If anyone has any suggestions I would appreciate receiving them.