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Worktop Jig 900mm - Toolshop Direct - 32.90 inc.vat.

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Newbie_Neil

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Hi all

I have just seen a 900mm worktop jig from Toolshop Direct at 32.90 inc. vat.

I have used Toolshop Direct before and they were very good. Has anyone bought this jig and, if so, do they have any comments?

Thanks, in advance
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Hi Neil

Well it's laminated fibreboard (which I take to mean MDF with a mica top and bottom surface). I have seen a couple of these (don't know the make) and they don't seem to stand-up to trade use too well - a bit soft for prolonged use - but if you are just doing your own kitchen they are fine. The heavy duty trade stuff is now being made in solid duralumin slab - with a price to match.

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Hi Scrit

Thanks for picking that up. I couldn't work out why it would be so cheap.

By the way, what is duralumin?

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Duralumin is an aerospace grade aluminium alloy - supposedly a bit harder and with better wear resistance than aluminium. Titman Tip Tools and some others are using it (about 8mm thick, I think. Must weigh a ton)

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aerospace grade alloy is real lightweight stuff..... but prety damn strong.. for durability, I wouldn't be surprized if it's annodised. It's lightweight because it's porous...
 
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