Lots of uses. Clamping stuff together and hold it in place. Hold the piece while being cut or routed. Keep parts aligned when I do the assembly.
Note: The pic with the two routers - I attached a piece of scrap to the back side of the board on both ends so I could clamp it to the table. Then I ran the flush trim bit around the oval template to smooth out the rough cut. While still clamped, I removed the template and ran the second router around the inside with a 3/8 inch round-over bit. Switch to the next piece and repeat. Worked pretty good.
I haven't put one on my bench... yet, I can see some distinct advantages though.
I do know there are at least 3 distinct sizes (probably many more but ones that are generally available).
The ones Hartville tool sells match with 1/4" hardware, the ones Rockler sells typically takes 5/16" hardware and Peachtree pushes the 3/8" hardware compatible ones although they sell all three. For a workbench installation, I think I would opt for the largest, 3/8", version. I find the 1/4" ones more than sufficient for jigs though. :smile:
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