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post #1 of 10 Old 01-23-2019, 12:54 PM Thread Starter
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Hedgehog spiral feather board

Anyone have this in their shop?

I did some research before buying one and Iím kinda disappointed. I use paste wax on my table saw table top and even the miter bar slot. When I put this feather board in itís just slide along with my wood when I make a rip cut. I do not see any screw on the feather board base to lock it in onto the miter bar slot.





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post #2 of 10 Old 01-23-2019, 01:03 PM
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I have the Magswitch feather board. It is so easy to use that I find I use if for almost all my rip cuts. Excellent product. And it does not rely on the location of the miter slot. It can go anywhere on the cast top.

https://www.amazon.com/Magswitch-Tab.../dp/B001DSZ7EC
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It would appear that as you tighten the knob the strip in the miter slot expands, do you have it tight enough?


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I assume that when you tighten the knob it expands the bar that fits into the miter slot. If it isnít holding then maybe it is starting out as too loose of a fit and adding something to the width of the bar might help, bonus for something that is sticky.

If there is no room to add something to the miter bar, then maybe roughing it up with some course sandpaper might get it to hold tighter.

If all else fails, you can let your tablesaw rust, that should hold it. Just kidding.

Let us know if you come up with a solution, itís the first time Iíve heard of a hedgehog featherboard so any review, good or bad, is helpful.


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From the Amazon listing:

"PRO TIP: If your miter slot is a bit wide, remove the miter clamp from the Hedgehog, insert a flat screwdriver into the slot in the clamp, and give it a little twist to make it a bit wider."
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"PRO TIP: If your miter slot is a bit wide, remove the miter clamp from the Hedgehog, insert a flat screwdriver into the slot in the clamp, and give it a little twist to make it a bit wider."


Thanks I will give that a try the next time I have time in the shop.


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Thanks I will give that a try the next time I have time in the shop.


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Just tried that and it didnít work.

Maybe try to use some blue tape to make it a little more snug ?


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is the flat thin [piece what goes into the miter slot? is it going into the "T" part?
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Just tried that and it didnít work.
Hi, I'm the designer and manufacturer of the Hedgehog and I'm just seeing this. Were you able to find a solution?

I know this is months old, but my first suggestion is to make sure the tabs on the head of the screw are aligned with the slot on the miter clamp. When they're aligned properly, the head will sit down into the miter clamp more and the miter clamp will expand properly. On the last production run, we made the tabs taller so that this is less likely to happen.

My second solution is as ducbsa mentioned above: to use a screwdriver to flare the miter clamp out a bit. That is usually a good fix.

Please let me know if I can help.

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@dws780 last visited on 21 December 2019, 9 days ago. Their most recent post was in July. Hopefully this mention will get their attention.
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