Rockler recently announced their new Mini Finishing Points, which are small pointed jigs that elevate your project off the table so you can finish multiple surfaces at once. They have small contact points which are said to be non-marring, so you can stain or paint your project’s top, bottom, and sides in a single session.
There are other products like these on the market, such as Painter’s Pyramids and Rockler’s Bench Cookie Cones, and they all work in a similar way. A feature unique to these Mini Finishing Points is how they can slip right into a T-track slot. Since they can be easily moved anywhere along a T-track, you can quickly configure them to handle projects of different sizes and shapes.
Four structural ribs come together to form the point to support the product you are finishing. This gives the Finishing Points strength without bulk. These lightweight plastic jigs feature an approximate 3/8″ wide track key that friction fits into T-track with the same slot size, such as in Rockler’s T-track table, the DIY T-track table we just featured, or any T-track that accepts 5/16″ T-bolts.
When used with embedded T-track channels, Mini Finishing Points raise your project 1-1/8″ above the work surface.
If you don’t have any T-track tables or channels, you can also tack them down to a workbench top with the included brad nails. They’ll raise your project 1-1/4″ above the surface when mounted in this fashion. Nailed-down Mini Finishing Points can also be rotated to fine-tune their position. A small lip allows for easy prying with a claw hammer when it’s time to move or remove nailed-down points.
Mini Finishing Points are sold in packs of 12 and come with 12 brad nails. They’re packaged in a reusable clear plastic container.
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Rockler describes these as economical, but you can get a pack of Painter’s Pyramids for less than $6 via Amazon as an add-on item. They’re not as narrow as these Finishing Points, or as quick to secure if you have a T-track table, but they can be used on a wider range of table surfaces, and even level floors.
Would you use these for your next painting or finishing project, or something else? They look to work best with a T-track table with multiple channels and spacing options, but it’s good to see that you can add them to any wooden worktop with just brad nail. That they can be tacked down with brad nails goes to show how compact they are. It’s also nice that they’re reusable.