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JDS Multi-Router Model 101L
Highland Item # 485201

Price : $2,995.00
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JDS Multi-Router Model 101L

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The American-made Multi-Router jointmaker is a dream mortise and tenon machine for commercial-duty production of almost any solid-wood joint imaginable. Extraordinarily heavy aluminum alloy castings, low-tolerance, computer-controlled surface machining, and complete X-Y-Z axis control with linear ball bearings on solid steel ways make the Multi-Router the smoothest, most precise and most versatile joinery device we've ever seen. An excellent video presentation is available to provide an in-depth view of the machine at work in a shop environment. (See below). Equipped with the optionally available pneumatic clamp system, the Multi-Router is equally at home on the factory floor or in a one-man custom shop.

CLICK HERE for a first-person review of the Multi-Router used in a commercial shop

While its specialty is mortise & tenon joints (up to 1/2" x 3"), the Multi-Router also produces dovetails, box joints, splined miters, sliding dovetails, round stub tenons, and numerous decorative joints. The tilting work surface (0° to 45°) makes both simple and compound-angle joints unbelievably easy. Mortises use built-in stops for control in every dimension. All other joint components are produced under template control; once set up, the machine will mill anything from one to a thousand parts with no further adjustment.

The work mounting table rides on four 3/4" diameter hardened steel ways which offer 8" of side-to-side and in-and-out travel. Thompson linear bearings assure tight, precise movement with dreamlike ease and smoothness. 20" level handles move the table along both axes with positive control and excellent mechanical advantage. The vertical platen serves as router mount and positioning jig for stock set-up and some milling operations. It is bored for mounting your own Makita 3612 & RF1100's, Bosch 1600 series, Porter-Cable 690 series, Milwaukee 2HP, and most Sears routers. Most other makes and models will mount with additional boring. The platen offers 6" of vertical travel, and is equipped with a gas-cylinder return which completely offsets the weight of any router, a great safety feature as well as an indispensable convenience. The Multi Router comes with two manual hold-down clamps which mount in any of the table's 14 sockets.

Templates are sold separately

A variety of optional templates is available for producing standard tenons, box (or finger) joints, 14° dovetails, mitered dovetails, and round tenons. A micro-adjustable ball-bearing follower stylus for use with the templates is standard. Standard style tenon templates are easy to use, as the stylus is completely controlled within a closed track.

Variable-size tenon templates are available to provide complete assurance that your tenons will fit even if your mortises come out slightly over or under absolute dimension. All the variable-size templates are used in a master insert holder; each tenon size set comes with three inserts to change size in very small increments. Note: All tenon sizes are cut with a 1/2" end mill bit.

The comprehensive template set we offer includes all the templates except the standard tenon templates. It includes the master insert holder and all sizes of variable-size tenon templates.

Whether you want a machine for commercial mass production of chair parts, or the ultimate router jig, the Multi-Router is an outstanding combination of ingenious design and meticulous execution. Weighs 99 lbs.

The MultiRouter works with a number of different routers. A router is not included. Templates are sold separately and router bits are sold separately.


Introduction to the JDS Multi-Router Joinery Machine

Introduction to the JDS Multi-Router Joinery Machine

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This product may expose you to chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. Please read our Proposition 65 warning.
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