I am quite interested in the Veritas Bit Jack,
Unfortunately, it does not work with my Bosch 1617, and a call to LV
resulted in learning that it is not likely that a compatible version is on
its way soon. IMO, the Bit Jack seems to provide a great way to do
mortises because the foot pedal lets you easily change the depth of the
bit. If a lot of mortises need to be cut, rather than cutting a shallow
mortise in each piece, resetting, and then doing them all again, it seems
that one could do multi-depth cuts for each mortise all at once, so to
speak. And, no need to drop the piece on a spinning bit. I don't know
what the tech challenges are, but I would think it would make some sense to
offer this product for a router as common as a 1617. Just a hunch.
So, I have pondered making something comparable and one version of what I
came up with would need such a part. The lever arm would slide up and down
this part and a nut would raise/lower the lever arm. I had assumed that
such a part existed - aside from the un-economic depth-setting piece on a
drill press. While I am disappointed that apparently it does not exist, I
am almost proud that I have "stumped the band". I am constantly amazed at
some of the ISO posts here and the almost invariable answer of a name and a
source for it. -- Igor
Wow, that is amazingly generous. Thank you. If I knew 100% that I would
need this part (see a reply post of mine above for what I am thinking about
-- a home-made version of the LV Bit Jack), I'd be in touch ASAP. But, I'm
still tinkering with designs. While I regularly buy parts that I end up
not needing (and they are around here everywhere, and boy is it exciting
when I find some other need for one of them - and I can find it), I'd be
loath to ask someone to make something at my current stage of design. (But
I've flagged your post for future ref.) Again, thank you. This NG gets
more amazing all the time. -- Igor
I Found one. In my garage on my Drill Press.
The Stop Rod.
It is 6" long, and 1/2" wide and flat on the front and back side.
It is on my 32" Rockwell Radial Drill Press. Perhaps you can contact Delta.
It's Rockwell part number is/was
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