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Bridge City Tool Works For the past twenty-five years we have been producing innovative and impeccably crafted heirloom tools for serious woodworkers and collectors worldwide. Made in America, all of our tools are produced in limited numbers and with minimal care should continue to inspire your children's children. I believe the look, feel and accuracy of each Bridge City tool will always influence you to do your best work. Quality is contagious. Regards, John Economaki President & Founder

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Old 12-11-2009, 10:33 PM
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Default Re: Bridge City Toolworks KM-1 Kerfmaker reviews

Played some more with it today, Wayne you are right, it's difficult on the ts fence. It can be done, but it takes a very gentle hand. Also, I think I'll make a jig to hold the (clamped) block of wood square to the fence rail next time. I got better results when I placed the KM-1 in the exact same position on the fence bar as the first cut. More of a learning curve than I thought.

I haven't used it on my miter saw but did use it with better success on the ts with my Dubby table Single Dubby Cutoff Fixture
It'll be nice to use for vertical half laps like for dividers in a jewelry box or humidor where a tight fit is desired.

Poto, you can lock it down seemingly tight but my bies. fence easliy knocks it out of position if you use anything more than a gentle bump. That's what happened when I was getting overly tight dados. I had to recalibrate.


I guess I'll keep it but am glad I got it when it was $39.
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Old 12-11-2009, 10:51 PM
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I guess I'll keep it but am glad I got it when it was $39.
Jim,

You might want to check your invoice. The price to founders club customers back then was $59 plus shipping. That was a pre-order of $29.50 with the balance ($29.50)+ shipping taken at time of delivery................. That would be about $39.00.

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Old 12-12-2009, 01:24 PM
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Thanks for pointing that out Roger, you are correct. Made it more painless that way. BTW, you've been conspicuously quiet on the subject of the KM-1. What's your take on it? Are you getting a lot of use out of it or is it spending more time in the tool well? I would think it works well with the Jointmaker.
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Thanks for pointing that out Roger, you are correct. Made it more painless that way. BTW, you've been conspicuously quiet on the subject of the KM-1. What's your take on it? Are you getting a lot of use out of it or is it spending more time in the tool well? I would think it works well with the Jointmaker.
Actually, I have been using it(s). (different tools - different set ups - different KM-1's) I agree with Nelic's approach, keep in mind that as you first start using the KM-1 it might seem counter-intuitive and it is a very tight "tool" "instrument".

If I didn't chime in earlier it's because I've been a little distracted with the new arrival of the JMP upgrade prototype. In a few days after I give my initial outline review of the upgrade I intend to go into more depth and within that time I'll be using the KM-1 within those set ups - with photos.

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