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On the heels of Magswitch introducing the MagFence, Pinnacle — one of Woodcraft’s house brands — is now selling an aluminum version of the MagFence.  Pinnacle’s Mag-Jig bracket can be used singly or in pairs to create an easily removable fence for any tool with an iron table.

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When I was younger, I spent a very long weekend trying to glue up the parts of a bookcase I was building for a friend’s dorm room.  While I had (mostly) the tools to do the job, I didn’t really know much about woodwork — which is why I had so much trouble getting the joints straight.  Now it’d only take a few minutes, because I have a couple of sets of box clamps.

Recently, a friend recommended the Pinnacle clamps (pictured above) to me, and I’m thinking about picking up a set.  They look very easy to use, and they handle any thickness wood from 1/4″ to 1″.

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A perfect circle may indeed be “unattainable” according to mathematicians, but the perfect square is within reach — if you have the right clamps.  Pinnacle’s clamping square and wedge are just the answer for the frame that needs to be perfect on all corners. 

The system consists of a counter-bored square that can be mounted to any flat surface via screws and a wedge that pairs up with the square to create a fixture for forming miter joints.  To adjust and tighten the box, attach the wedge to a threaded stud on a toggle clamp and push it into the frame which creates a stable platform for gluing or nailing.

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