New Trend pro drainer groove jig

Discussion in 'Kitchen Fitters' Talk' started by krissy, May 18, 2018.

  1. krissy

    krissy New Member

  2. KIAB

    KIAB Well-Known Member

    Ridiculous price, nothing special.
     
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  3. sospan

    sospan Well-Known Member

    Price is high but some of the features are quite interesting

    "Router carriage can also be used for tapered surfacing applications with a 19mm diameter straight cutter.

    Five inner templates accessories available to give various groove affects such as straight slot, straight fan, curved fan, lightning fan and hot rod"

    Accurately doing a tapered grove where it reduces in depth towards the end is quite fiddly to do accurately. The other effects are quite different not sure where you would use a "lightning fan" effect

    Obviously you could make a jig to do this but it is time consuming and sometimes takes a lot of trial and error to get right.
     
  4. KIAB

    KIAB Well-Known Member

    A lot of money sat around, if it's seldom used.
     
  5. sospan

    sospan Well-Known Member

    Yep, but on the flip side - lot of money wasted if you cut a draining flute wrong as it is something you can hide.
     
  6. KIAB

    KIAB Well-Known Member

    True.
     
  7. sospan

    sospan Well-Known Member

    There is an American Build program where they give jobs a "pucker factor" - how much you clench up because of the risks/stress. Wednesday I had to scribe cut a huge piece of slate (600mm x 1500mm x 50mmmy) for a hearth. Trying not to over cut the internal corners or even chip an edge whilst moving it - huge pucker factor ;)

    Leveling it wasn't much fun either :(
     
  8. kitfit1

    kitfit1 Well-Known Member

    I bought a sheet of 16mm Tufnol in the 1990's to make the drainer groove jig i still have. I know Tufnol is very expensive now, but at that time it cost me about £40. I got a friend to put a 5mm slope on it using a CNC milling machine and routed the template grooves in myself. The 2 outer grooves having a 15 degree dogleg.
    Been using it ever since. I'm shure that the OP could do the same thing now using solid laminate or Acrylic for a lot less than Trend want for that. Any engineering shop with a milling machine can put a slope on it for you for not much money, probably do it while you wait. A quick sand down when you get home and your sorted.
     
  9. ginger tuffs

    ginger tuffs Member

    a lot of money for something you hardly used make your self a jig out of mdf but rember to lift one end of jig when using so you get tapered slots
     
  10. kitfit1

    kitfit1 Well-Known Member

    MDF will bend, and over a short period will absorb moisture. It's just much easier to make your own and have a slope machined on it......................job done. I've had mine since 1994 i think, it's that solid that if i had a son to pass it on to he could use until he retired :D
     
  11. WillyEckerslike

    WillyEckerslike Well-Known Member

    Daddy? Is it really you?

    Edit: I'll have to let you know where to send it......
     
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  12. ginger tuffs

    ginger tuffs Member

    its only got be use for one worktop then throw it away after job done
     
  13. kitfit1

    kitfit1 Well-Known Member

    Ask ya mothers solicitor.....................she has all the details :D
     
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