Powerful Machine For Every Jointing Task
The WoodRat was
developed to solve all the inherent problems of
a dovetail jig. Now you can make superb, elegant,
super-strong Dovetails bigger, smaller and with
more variations than ever before. No dovetail jig
Machine will also create excellent Mortise and Tenons,
Sliding Dovetails, Dowel Joints, Dado Joints, Lap
Joints, Raised Panels, Halving Joints, Bridle Joints
as well as fantastic miniature Finger Joints and
more. It also performs all your router table tasks
such as Decorative Profiles and Grooves.
Now routing is a pleasure and a real
creative journey. Instead of a complicated array
of jigs, you have one intuitive machine for every
jointing task - simple or complex.
Absolute Control With Pin-Point
The router can be moved back and forth
and it can be stopped at any distance from the machine
face. Wood, clamped onto the sliding bar, can be
tracked left or right with pinpoint accuracy using
Cutting on the X and Y axis forms
the basis of nearly all jointing operations. The
Z axis is given by the plunge of the router which
is mounted the right way up with all the controls
easily visible and accessible. You even get a clear
view of every cut.
The WoodRat uses no templates. This
means that you’re not asked to pay more money
every time you need a different setting or a new
joint. You decide how big the joints are and where
they go. You are in complete control.
Easy To Use
Just clamp the wood in and cut. It's
that simple. The manual guides you step by step
through all the main jointing operations, getting
you up to speed quickly and easily. There's lot
you can learn, but it's not complicated. Ratting
is "hands-on" great fun!
The router is tool that demands respect.
One slip can ruin your work or even cause serious
injury. Bolted in the 'Rat is one of the safest
place's it can be used. It is safely housed until
brought forward for a cut. Your hands stay well
away from the bit, making it ideal for the beginner.
The WoodRat is not a cheap tool, it's
a professional quality Machine made in Great Britain.
However, buy a WoodRat and you wont need a Dovetail
Jig, M&T Jig or Router Table. A dramatic saving
The basis for the WoodRat is a rock-solid,
precision engineered aluminum chassis. Other parts
are robust synthetic laminate and glass-reinforced
nylon. It's ultra-reliable and ready for the rigors
of daily use in a commercial workshop. And it looks
More Unique Features
Utilizes any router
The Manual Powerfeed means no breakout
It's compact and fits on the wall of the smallest
Dust extraction is easy to fit, so your lungs don't
No Risk Guarantee
The WoodRat comes with a clear and
detailed manual and a no quibble guarantee. Try
the WoodRat for 28 days. If for any reason you are
not fully satisfied, give us a call and we'll arrange
collection. We'll even arrange for return shipping
as well as refund your entire purchase price.
At last you can de-clutter your workshop.
The WoodRat is your tool for every jointing task.
EU: £510.30 (inc.VAT)
WW: £425.25 (ex.shp)
USA: $ 749.00 (inc.shp)
as a router table, but the right way
up. Handfeed or powerfeed. Raise panels.
and easy. Beats the router table hands
square tenons, breakout-free in seconds.
the plunge of your router. ideal for
widest range and the most elegant shape
with variable spacing.
guidebush, you get a clear view of your cut
The WR5 makes dovetails in stock
up to 2" thick
3 way showcase joint. The WoodRat
makes the simple joints and complicated
The WoodRat acts as a router table,
profiling any length of work with the advantage
of having the router the right way up. Now it's
easy and comfortable to set your router and
to see your cut.
This means you can create all
your decorative and funtional profi les, grooves
and rabetts. And loosing that router table frees
up much needed space.
To keep the wood against the fence,
the 'Rat uses a simple brush, acting as a featherboard,
clamped beneath the cutter. This allows variable
pressure and no kick back. It's low-tech, b
ut it works very well. You can use all your
existing bits except for large horizonal panel
raisers. The WoodRat raises panels using vertical
bits with the wood clamped upright.
“It is an extremely
clever instrument, having both precision and
Dovetails Make Shelves In Minutes
A real pain by hand, impossible
on a router table, the 'Rat makes this essential
joint with ease and with absolutely no breakout.
This means you can make incredibly strong shelves
in no time. You can even put legs on tables.
The housing (dado) is cut with
the workpiece clamped under and across the Plate.
To cut the tenon, the wood is tracked through
the cutter, held in the Cam Clamp.
Dado (Housing) Joints can also
be made in this way, but Sliding Dovetails are
much stronger and just as simple to make.
“Well made, versatile &
easy to master”
“I've had my WoodRat set
up now for about two weeks, the machine is simply
amazing. The joinery process in our shop has
been cut by half.”
Martin of M&M Carpentry (Customer)
accurate tenons with the cleanest shoulders
this side of woodwork heaven, neat mortises,
elegant dovetails etc. etc. A great way to tame
the beast that is an unharnessed route r.”
ID: spikeu (Customer)
“For me the WoodRat
would pay for itself used solely for tenoning”
Richardson, American Router
& Tenons Without The Hassle
'Rat is both a Mortiser and a Tenoner. Because
there's no machine bed, Mortises can be carefully
placed in all kinds of awkward pieces. Add the
PlungeBar (sold separately) and you can easily
plunge a row of neat holes and then track the
wood to make a slot mortise. A simple shop-made
Mortise Rail holds the wood horizontal across
the machine. Or, you can opt for the Aluminium
Mortise Rail with added features.
are a WoodRat specialty, deep, square and breakout
free. The 'Rats manual powerfeed gives the wood
to the cutter on the down-cut, giving a perfect
edge to every joint. The size of tenon is set
using simple stops so accuracy and repeatability
are assured. Forget, M&T jigs, Router Tables
and Band Saws, the 'Rat wins hands down.
The WoodRat "Left-Right"
WoodRats unique 1- in-9 slope
The biggest and the smallest
Dovetails You Control
As well as being the best way
to joint two boards, Dovetails are the perhaps
the most elegant and pleasing of all joints.
Maybe that's why they've been used for more
than 4000 years! Unfortunately, todays range
of dovetail jigs do them little justice. For
the most part, they look machine made and there
are countlesss restrictions on how the joint
is laid out and what wood can be used.
Not so with the WoodRat. You can
now make any kind of dovetail, through, lapped
or secret, using our fine HSS bits to make a
joint any craftsman would be proud of. We use
a unquiqe method of left-right registration
where the tail sockets become a templatre for
the pins. Thus you get 100% accuracy, repeatability
and there are no teplates to buy, no fingers
to adjust and no guidebushes. You can put your
joints anywhere you like. You can join wafer
thin boards with tiny dovetails or 2" x
30" boards with massive dovetails.
If you are serious about making
dovetails, the WoodRat is your clear choice.
“An excellent dovetailer
capable of producing the finest joints”
Standing, The Woodworker
“I am blown away
with your creation. It is by a long way the
best routing and dovetailing platform that I
have ever come across.”
be mass produced saving time
next to those made with a conventional jig
Dovetails Look Hand Cut
Pull out a door from an antique
chest and you'll probably see a charming row
of ultra-fine hand-cut dovetails. Compare these
to the blocky joints in a modern mass-produced
drawer and the difference is clear, but who
has time to hand-cut dovetails?
Now you can have the best of both
worlds. Fine elegant joints with the speed of
a jig. The WoodRat is the only machine to make
drawer-front dovetails that closely match classic
The sides can b e cut in batches
for mass production runs (shown left).
“Money spent will be
returned in spades”
“I am completely thrilled
with it. It is a very impressive machine and
the ideas of things I can do with it are piling
up in my head, I can't explore them fast enough.