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I've been using the R3 for four years and decided couple of weeks ago to upgrade to K5 system. Today the clamp won't clamp anymore. The handle just won't move to clamp the wood in place. Anybody else had that? Guess I'll be sending it back :-(

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Wow! I've had the K4 almost as long and no problems. Have considered the K5 for the front handle position but maybe I'll forego it for the Foreman when I want to upgrade.

Have had the mini , R-3,  K4 master Jig the micro and the HD JIG,S, for 4 years and they are all working just fine with no problem,s , always clean them good after each use and they are kept in their own drawer , out of any dust , also use the dust port and vac. all the time, JIM !!!

Sorry to hear that, Andy. Please get in touch with Technical Support at toll-free 800-447-8638 or They will be happy to help. 

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