Mortise lock jig

Discussion in 'Carpenters' Talk' started by Jackson88, Nov 4, 2018.

  1. KIAB

    KIAB Super Member

    Did drop a clanger other week with souber, used wrong cutter, so lock pocket was too wide.:oops:
  2. Jackson88

    Jackson88 New Member

    Thanks for advice

    I see when using the jigtec the frame keep is round,if you were using it on a frame that’s already had a rectangle keep chopped in before,can you still put it in same place on the frame?

    Also is it only Howdens who stock the handles for jigtec?
  3. Mr Rusty

    Mr Rusty Screwfix Select

  4. Jord86

    Jord86 Screwfix Select

    Selco stock them too I believe.
  5. KIAB

    KIAB Super Member

    Last edited: Nov 5, 2018
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  6. CGN

    CGN Screwfix Select

    Loads of places stock it, just Google :)
  7. goldenboy

    goldenboy Super Member

    Howdens stock a pretty limited range and I think the handles they do are exclusive to them.

    But the handles are widely available.

    As for the round frame keeps, the last few Jigtech door packs I bought came with both a rectangular and round keep.

    Its a great system, one of the biggest time savers is the bathroom lock, takes the same time as a normal latch.
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  8. KIAB

    KIAB Super Member

  9. jimoz

    jimoz Screwfix Select

    Hey it's been awhile. Sorry to resurrect old thread (like the spam bots do!)
    I see some of these souber jigs come with a corner chisel, what's that all about - can you do the faceplate recess with these too? I didn't realise you could set the depth and move them up and down the door like a router/trimmer?
  10. WillyEckerslike

    WillyEckerslike Screwfix Select

    You can do the forend/faceplate as well but I just use a chisel to square the recess out rather than a corner chisel. That was my point earlier in the thread - it really does make a neat job.

    I saw Robin Clevett use one on YouTube - he had to buy a corded drill because he hadn't got one. Strange the things that catch us out...
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2020
  11. jimoz

    jimoz Screwfix Select

    Thanks for the link, shows it well. They are a good bit of kit.
    Sure my 18v mak will be up to the job!
  12. Mr Rusty

    Mr Rusty Screwfix Select

    It's the rpm the souber needs that cordless don't usually provide, not the torque.
  13. jimoz

    jimoz Screwfix Select

    Good tip @Mr Rusty
    Waste of time with cordless then?
  14. Mr Rusty

    Mr Rusty Screwfix Select

    Can't say for sure, but I have a souber and no way I'd drive it with my bosch blue cordless.
  15. jimoz

    jimoz Screwfix Select

    Hmm is it worth having then? Haven't even got a mains drill
  16. ginger tuffs

    ginger tuffs Screwfix Select

    it all depends how many locks you have to fit but well worth having one
  17. Mr Rusty

    Mr Rusty Screwfix Select

    Depends. I bought mine because I didn't fancy chiselling out a couple of fairly expensive oak doors (OK oak laminate). It does make cutting deep mortices accurately easy.
  18. jimoz

    jimoz Screwfix Select

    I do think they're a good idea. Just didn't realise you needed mains drill. Thanks to this place got a heads up. What's the advantage of this over router and trend jig? I honestly expected could use with cordless
  19. ginger tuffs

    ginger tuffs Screwfix Select

    you can more depth than a router
  20. jimoz

    jimoz Screwfix Select

    @Mr Rusty Just checked my drill
    Makita DHP481 - 2100rpm max in 2nd gear.
    Souber recommends between 2-3000 rpm
    Got to be worth a shot?

    I think there are a lot of cordless drills out there with lower rpm this was the best model Makita made when I bought 3 years ago.
    Any other real world experiences with cordless'?
    @ginger tuffs @WillyEckerslike @KIAB @Jord86

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