I rarely write reviews, but I feel I need to help spread the word. I'm not sure where I first saw the Woodanchor system. Wherever it was I knew it was a well-executed system that I needed to incorporate. I'm glad I did. Prior to using the system, I had designed a table to use with my CNC machine that used aluminum T-slot channels that I tried to epoxy to a sheet of MDF. I was never happy with that system for a variety of reasons.
It's been a week since I remade my tables incorporating the Woodanchor system and it's truly a game-changer. In a nutshell, EVERYTHING simply WORKS.
Thanks for providing a tool that is truly going to increase my productivity.
High quality product throughout, from the sliding nut itself, to the hardware and even the router bit. So far I have utilized the WoodAnchor for hold-down jigs and convenience fixtures in my shop. Looking forward to crafting some jigs for my band saw, fences for for my router table and table saw. This is a great product that helps inspire creativity!
These are just amazing. They make it easy and quick to create unlimited jigs and fixtures in wood. Wouldn't want to work without them!
I backed the original Kickstarter and recently ran out of hardware. I got a second router bit just to have one permanently with the router lift and another one in my systainer with the OF1400. I use the ToolQuest system for everything I would have used aluminum T-track before and more.I can highly recommend this system.
Been looking to break free from the limitations of T track. This new system looks to be the answer. The nuts are a little spendy but saves the cost of an aluminum track. No limits on the length of track and excellent holding power. Bit cuts like a dream. Highly recommended.
My intent here is to review the entire 'system' rather than any specific item.
The selection of all hardware to be stainless steel is noteworthy. The parts are quality made(no burrs etc.) and dimensionally consistent.
All the different washers are a good example. Very unique parts not commonly found in your local real hardware store(real , not orange or blue big box ).
The anchor nut itself is a major development.
The screws are first quality.
I expect any additions to the mix will be of the same quality.
Great bit. It is a Whiteside which says it all. Very sharp, well balanced and designed to cut a WoodAnchor slot in a single pass. I put it to the test with my CNC router water cooled spindle, Milwaukee table router and Bosch hand held router. In each case I got a nice smooth cut in a single pass with router motors ranging from 2.25 to 3.5 horsepower. I found it to work equally well in MDF, Baltic Birch plywood or fine hardwoods to include oak, maple and beech. I have probably cut over 100 feet of track and the bit still preforms as it did when it was new.
This is an extensive kit with great value for anyone who wants to start using the WoodAnchor system. Its everything you need to get started and enough quantities of the most often used articles to accommodate a very wide range of projects . I find that sliding nuts are like clamps in that you can never have enough and the eight offered in this kit are just the right amount to go with the assortment of screws, threaded rods, washers and knobs. Other standard 1/4-20 fasteners will work but these are premium heavy duty hardware with a great fit and finish selected to specifically work in the WoodAnchor system. I use something out of this kit almost every day.
This sliding nut in a WoodAnchor slot provides a very strong anchor point for pretty much any track accessory that uses a 1/4-20 machine screw or threaded rod. Sliding action is smooth and the brass insert has the look and feel of premium hardware.
Used with the slot cut with the WoodAnchor fixturing bit, the sliding nuts and button head screws make the perfect clamping solution.
The WoodAnchor clamp knobs were perfect for securing the fence on my custom router table!
I used the WoodAnchor fixturing slot bit to make a sliding fence for my router table. It worked perfectly and I'm very happy with the results!
Just starting to utilize this product and I can already see the benefits. I have other projects that im looking forward to using this on. I'm liking the system so far no complaints. Toolquest's customer service is the best I have ever dealt with.
The nuts and bit seem a little spendy but replace metal T track that is not cheap, prone to binding, hard on bits, and limited in length. It’s worth it for me.
This kit gives you enough of the WoodAnchor system to make some very functional jigs and fixtures!