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"Fast Joint" Precision Joinery System

Fast Joint Precision Joinery System
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SAVE $25! FREE HSS Spiral
Replacement Router Bit.
Ends Dec. 31, 2014

Use your router table and interchangeable templates to create up to 20 unique joints! Choose 4, 11 or 20 Template Sets! 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, Fast Joint Included Templatesset 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:

  • One "Heart" Template Set
  • One "Half-Blind" Dovetail Template Set
  • 14º "Thru Dovetail" Template
  • One "Key" Template Set
  • One Fast Joint Aluminum Jig Platform with all of the necessary hardware
  • Three Toggle Clamps• Two Spring Clamps
  • One 3/16" HSS Spiral Upcut Bit
  • One 14° CT Dovetail Router Bit
  • One Standard .308" OD Bushing
  • One Tighter fit .311" OD Bushing
  • One spring lock washer for bushing
  • One Dovetail 7/16" OD Bushing
  • One Brass Centering Pin
  • One 3/8" x 3/8" Brass Set Up Bar
  • Fast Joint System with 4 Templates

    Includes the 4 Template Fast Joint Set plus FREE Spiral Replacement Bit. Ends 12/31/14.

    #1209........................SALE $159.95

    Fast Joint Jewel Box and nine templates
    Additional sets, individual templates and accessories:
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    Fast Joint Joinery System (5/5), Oct 1, 2009

    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


    " Fast Joint" Precision Joinery System (5/5), Oct 1, 2009

    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.


    Fast Joint System (5/5), Apr 17, 2010

    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.


    Love it! (5/5), Aug 11, 2010

    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!


    Owner:Traditional Workworks (5/5), Aug 3, 2013

    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.


    Fast Joint System (5/5), Mar 19, 2014

    By Michael H Strauss (Windsor On CA)

    Works very well if you take your time and make sure every little pc. of shavings are removed. They fit very well together. I was using 3/4 "Ash and 9/16" Cherry plus 9/16" Walnut. Looks great together


    Great Tool (5/5), Apr 17, 2014

    By Lamond F (Elberta UT US)

    I am writing to you because I just bought your "Fast-Joint Precision Joinery System" I want you to know I am very happy with it. I spent a day reading the instruction manual and putting the assembly together. The instructions are very good, you have to follow every step, don't think you can skip over any of it!! You put it together one time and then you live with it forever!

    If there is any advice that I can give it is...when you are cutting "Take Your Time!" I am looking forward to making a lot of boxes!

    As far as rating this joinery system, I give it a full "FIVE STAR"

    It's all I hoped it would be. Thank you for making this great tool!

    L Lamond F.

    (The Old German's Wood Shop)
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    MLCS NOTE: This review was transcribed with permission from a letter we received via USPS Postal Mail.
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    Fast joint challenge (4/5), May 22, 2013

    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.


    Fast Joint Precision Joinery System (3/5), Apr 3, 2010

    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.


    Fast Joint System (3/5), Nov 27, 2010

    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.


    Assembly issues (3/5), Dec 26, 2013

    By Ralph Hilliard ( )

    I Received this as a Christmas present. While going through the Assembly process (Step 4) alignment of the end pieces.I had one side square, and I was trying to slide in the MDF Sub-panel, this proved to be impossible. Checking the manual- states: if out of square will be tight. went through the square process 5 times with the same results. I Call MLCS. The woodworking Tech explained that some of the MDF Sub-panels were long. This piece is critical to align the two end pieces. They are going to send me out another MDF Sub-panel. I will update this review once I have received it. The reason for 3 stars (1)all the packaging was correct and in very good shape (2) customer support from MLCS was very responsive.


    Fast Joint system (2/5), Aug 3, 2010

    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.


    Brad Remillard (2/5), Sep 17, 2014

    By Brad Remillard (Laguna Hills Ca US)

    BEWARE this product is very limiting. You must use a minimum 3/4 inch stock for the front and back. The write-up is misleading. Only the sides of the box can be 1/4 - 3/4. So all four sides of the box will only be the same thickness if you are using 3/4 inch stock. I wanted to use it to build a humidor using 1/2 stock for all four sides and can't do it. Through dovetails can only be out 3/8 inch stock. I don't think that produces a strong box. I found this limiting and ultimately used my old dovetail jig.
    Because of the stock limitations I gave it 2 stars.
    On a positive note it is well built and the directions are exceptional.


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    11 Template Fast Joint System
    20 Template Fast Joint System

    SAVE $55! HOLIDAY SPECIAL includes the HSS Spiral Replacement Bit, the 4 Template Fast Joint System #9411, plus the 7 additional 2 piece template sets (below). 11 templates total:

  • "Heart Wave" Template Set
  • "Large Key" Template Set
  • "Lock" Template Set
  • "Wave" Template Set
  • "Lollipop" Template Set
  • "Arrowhead" Template Set
  • "Teddy Bear" Template Set
  • Fast Joint System with 11 Templates

    System includes 11 templates and HSS Spiral Replacement bit. Ends 12/31/14.

    #1217....................SALE $269.95

    20 Template Fast Joint System
    20 Template Fast Joint System

    SAVE $112! HOLIDAY SPECIAL includes the HSS Spiral Replacement Bit, the 11 Template Fast Joint System #9422, plus 9 additional 2 piece* template sets listed below.

  • "Kings Crown Set" • "Top Hat" Set
  • "Bread Box Set" • "Hexagon" Set
  • "Wide Arrowhead Set"
  • "Butterfly Wing" Set
  • "Dog Bone" • "Birds Eye" Set
  • "8° *Through Dovetail (1 Template) with 1/4" shank dovetail bit for 1/4" to 3/4" stock
  • Fast Joint System with 20 Templates

    System includes 20 templates and HSS Spiral Replacement bit. Ends 12/31/14.

    #1221....................SALE $419.95


    7 Optional Fast Joint Templates (included with #9422)


    2 Piece Heart Wave

    #9412 ......$19.95

    2 Piece Large Key

    #9413 ......$19.95

    2 Piece Lock

    #9414 ......$19.95

    2 Piece Wave

    #9415 ......$19.95

    2 Piece Lollipop

    #9416 ......$19.95

    2 Piece Arrowhead

    #9417 ......$19.95

    2 Piece Teddy Bear

    #9418 ......$19.95

    9 Optional Fast Joint Templates (included with #9404)


    2 Piece Kings Crown

    #9429 ......$19.95

    2 Piece Top Hat

    #9430 ......$19.95

    2 Piece Bread Box

    #9437 ......$19.95

    2 Piece Hexagon

    #9448 ......$19.95

    2 Pc. Wide Arrowhead

    #9449 ......$19.95

    2 Pc. Butterfly Wing

    #9451 ......$19.95

    2 Piece Dog Bone

    #9454 ......$34.95

    2 Piece Bird's Eye

    #9491 ......$19.95

    1 Pc Thru Dovetail

    For 1/4" to 3/4" stock. Includes 1/4" shank 8° Dovetail bit #5404

    #9494 ......$34.95
    SET OF 9 FAST JOINT TEMPLATES #9403 ..........................................SAVE $48 $159.95

    Replacement Parts for the Fast Joint Set
    #9406 Replacement "Tighter Fit" .311" OD Bushing $9.95
    #9407 Replacement "Dovetail" 7/16" OD Bushing $9.95
    #9408 Replacement "Standard" .308" OD Bushing $9.95
    #9409 Replacement 3/16" HSS Spiral Router Bit $14.95
    #9044 Replacement Bushing Spring Lock Washer 2 Pc. Set $5.95
    #9398 Replacement Template Alignment Blocks 2 Pc. Set $24.95