Woodpeckers has re-released their Radius Quick Jig router template set One Time Tool.
Each template has 2 radii, and they offer 6 jigs, for a total of 12 radii ranging from 1/8″ to 1-1/2″, in 1/8″ increments.
They’re sized to work with your router table, as shown in the product imagery.
It’s a neat-looking way to add round corners to your work. But, they’re also pricey. The jigs are $40 each, or $240 for the set of 6, with a case included. If you want a custom-fitted Systainer, add $60 to the price.
The last time this One Time Tool was released, I slightly regretted not purchasing it. But, I could always make my own template, and there are other commercially-made templates, such as Rockler’s.
I really wanted Woodpeckers’ precision corner jig instead of the Quick Jig, because it looks like it could work with a router table or on larger workpieces with a handheld router. But, Rockler’s is close enough that I’d probably go in that direction.
See Also: Rockler corner radius jig (which is on sale for $35 as of the time of this posting)
Woodpeckers makes great products, but $240 for the set is a lot. Every time I see these, I think about what I’ve done to achieve round edges in the past, and the Radius Quick Jigs calls to me. But then I think of all the other ways I could put $240 to use.
$240 buys the Rockler template, a hole saw set, and thick material that I can make into my own templates for other sizes.
But, you cannot ignore the simplicity and ease of use of this set.
If you find yourself wasting a lot of time making templates or hunting down circular materials every time you need to radius corners on your woodworking projects, this might the jig for you.
For me, I love Woodpeckers tools, but I might pick up that Rockler template set. If I get a lot of use out if it, maybe I’ll turn my attention back towards this Woodpeckers set the next time the One Time Tool is re-released.
Maybe I’ll order one size, to satisfy my editorial curiosity, but which one?!
Ordering Deadline: 9/17/2018
Shipping ETA: 12/2018