Feather-Loc is very important for holding your stock firmly against your tool’s guide fence and tabletop. Use one on the table saw to keep long stock against the rip fence. On router tables and shapers, use one before and after the cutter. Attach Feather-Locs to both the fence and the tabletop when routing long and thin stock on the router table. Not only will Feather-Loc offer protection to your hands, it also helps prevent kickback, binding, and bent blades.
A featherboard is unquestionably the most underrated router-table accessory of all time. When properly installed, its flexible fingers keep the workpiece pressed tightly against the router tabletop or router fence all over the routing operation. The result is a dramatic increase in the accuracy, quality and safety of the cuts.
Now many woodworkers make their own featherboards from scrap lumber, but here’s a better, safer option: the Bench Dog 40-011 Feather-Loc Double Featherboard. This popular router-table accessory consists of not one, but two industrial-quality featherboards. The featherboards are created from a high-tech polymer and every one has 13 angled fingers that apply steady pressure that consistently produces cleaner cuts with less chance of kickback, chattering or lifting.
The featherboards slide into miter-gauge slots in the router table or fence, and are locked in place by tightening a pair of knobs. Note that Feather-Loc Featherboards can be used on a table saw, shaper, bandsaw or every other woodworking machine with a miter gauge slot. — Joseph Truini
Two multipurpose featherboards for holding the stock against the guide fence
Easy set-up feature; reduces kickback, binding, lifting, and bent blades
High tech polymer ensures it’s going to take care of its original shape
Advanced design means no marring to your workpiece
Designed for 1/4″ T-tracks only. Requires Benchdog 10-012 miter slot adapter for miter slots on routers, shapers, band saws, and table saws.