Manufactured by Europe’s leading Worktop Jig company, the Unika 1000mm Professional Worktop Jig cuts 400-1000mm worktop widths.
Use with a 12.7mm router cutter and 30mm guide bush. Supplied with 6 nylon aligning pegs & full user instructions
- Quick ‘set up’
- Unique quick reference guide engraved on jig face
- Unique ‘one way’ peg holes to avoid costly errors
- 12mm Hardwearing Compact Laminate
- Guaranteed never to warp
- This jig can be used to fit 90° corners for worktop widths ranging from 400mm up to 1000mm and is also set up for a 45°corner.
- A 30mm guide bush and a ½” (12.7mm) straight router cutter with a 50mm cutting length are required no other combination of cutter and guide bush will work satisfactorily.
- It is important that the router is always moved left to right.
- The cutter must always enter the worktop through the postformed edge, except, of course, for bolt holes. All diagrams have been made showing this set up.
- Do not plunge the router more than 10mm at a time or use blunt tools.
- Ensure the guide bush is firmly attached to the router base plate.
- Ensure that all pegs are pushed fully into the selected holes so that the head of the pegs do not sit proud and so interfere with the action of the router. Note: peg holes that are not counter bored to accept the head of the peg are not meant to be used with the jig that way up.
- When using the centre slot, always use the side of the slot nearest to you first for the waste removal, with the final pass being performed against the side of the slot furthest from you to finish the cut.
- When the jig is positioned it must be clamped in place using two “G” clamps.
- Before cutting check to ensure that all pegs are still tight against the worktop edge (some clamps when tightened can cause the jig to creep out of position).
- Take care to ensure that the router cutter remains perpendicular when performing all cuts.
- Please observe all relevant safety requirements for the use of routers.
- Before starting please take some time to read through the instructions carefully.
- Make sure all cables are clear of the router.
- Make sure the work piece is correctly supported.
- Always use protective goggles when using the router.
- Do not switch router on with blade touching the work.
- Never remove the router when it is switched on and moving.
- Make sure there are no obstructions to the path of the router.
- Read the instructions carefully before starting the work.
- Never try to cut more than 10mm depth on one cut.
- Do not force the router too fast. This can damage expensive router bits.
- Never remove the router from the jig whilst it is in motion. Always allow router to stop and switch off before removing.
- Ensure that the section of the worktop to be routed out is well supported from below.
- If routing for a long period of time, we advise that ear protection is worn.
POOR FINISH ON MALE/FEMALE JOINT FACES This is probably caused by an incomplete routing process. Ensure the final stroke against the far edge of the centre slot is performed. SHARP ANGLE NEAR POST-FORM EDGE ON MALE/FEMALE This is probably caused by an incomplete routing process. Ensure the final stroke against the far edge of the centre slot is performed. GOOD FINISH, BUT MALE AND FEMALE DON’T MATCH UP This is probably caused by the incorrect size of cutter and/or guide bush being used. Ensure a 12.7mm cutter and 30mm guide bush is used. Nothing else is suitable. INCONSISTENT RESULTS – WANDERING EDGES This is probably caused by a loose guide bush. Ensure the guide bush is firmly attached to the router base. IRREGULAR GAPS ON RH MALE AND/OR LH FEMALE FACE This is probably caused by poor router control. Ensure the cutter remains absolutely perpendicular on these cuts.