Mag Shims from Fastcap – A Nifty Woodworking Tool

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As I continue my journey down novice woodworking, I’m always on the lookout for new creative tools, plans, methods and tricks to get the job done faster and more efficiently. As I was building a patio swing and against the task to correctly space several pieces of

As I was building a patio swing and against the task to correctly space several pieces of wood exactly the same width, I quickly realized that I didn’t currently have a way to effectively reproduce the same results/width every time. I obviously quickly ran to Home Depot to find perhaps some pre-cut shims that would help me space the project. I found many traditional shim options but nothing that really fit the bill – nothing that I felt was worth spending money on.

After doing some searching, I quickly found Fastcap, an innovative woodworking tool shop and the manufacturer of Mag Shims.

 

Mag Shims

Mag Shims – the best shim solution out there

Mag Shims are magnetic spacers cut in 1/8” slices that enable you to combine as many as you’d like to fit your desired width.

I use mag shims for:

  • Setting my table saw blade height
  • Spacing for the majority of my DIY wood projects
  • Setting hand saw blade depth
  • Make for a great toy as well 🙂

The best part about Mag Shims is that easily store on anything metal so they’re always there when I need them. You also get two 1/16” slices which can also be used together with the 1/8” slices.

Toss the old wood shims out and replace them with a set or two of mag shims – buy them from Fast Cap for $25.

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