Trend KWJ700 700mm Professional Worktop Jig
Best jig I've used
I've used a few jigs as part of my work, this one is the best so far, clear and concise instructions, and reasonably compact allowing use in tight spaces easier than some others. Only used it for one job so far so can't give a long term report on reliability.
8 Jan 2015
works a treat
I've been using the same jig for 15 years so was apprehensive about its replacement. I needn't have worried. This is as good a quality and Â£30 cheaper than what I paid 15 years ago!
26 Dec 2014
Does the job jig
This is a decent quality piece of kit. I'd seen a Trend jig demonstrated on You Tube and went for a 'Trend' because I thought it would be quality - and it is.
On the You Tube demo the guy had nice chunky metal pegs that are inserted into the jig as guides, with his 'Trend' so I was a tad disappointed when the pegs that come with this one are plastic. I guess that you get the metal ones with the more expensive model. Provided you're fairly careful with this jig and don't go throwing it around it should last a reasonable amount of time. Professional fitters might want to go for the more expensive one, with the metal pegs.
Still, at Â£89.99 this ain't cheap, but I've used it for two scribe joints and associated Bolt Slots (12 altogether), as well as a couple of straight edges and 100mm curves and it's been pretty straight forward.
The instructions are fairly clear as well (only noticed one error, which was quite easy to spot, but it does make me wonder whether manufacturers actually use their products to test out the instructions)
I've only given it 3* for reliability, because, although I only bought it the other day, I think, once I knock one of those pegs, they will either snap, or bend, fairly easily.
But, overall, a nice piece of kit, just a bit expensive !
15 Nov 2014
does what it says on the tin
worktop jig, very good rigidity so will not bend when clamping like some cheaper ones and comes with pins which not all do.
13 Nov 2014