Many of you are aware of the Klein and Baxter threading jigs for making boxes with screw on lids. These jigs are sold by Bonnie Klein (http://www.bonnieklein.com/turning-p.../threading-jig) and Best Wood Tools (http://www.bestwoodtools.com/), respectively. The Klein and Baxter jigs are fairly similar in design. I've long had one of these threading jigs on my "gotta-have-some-day" list.
Soren Berger has recently introduced a new jig that uses a substantially different design (http://sorenberger.com/). (At least, the jig is new to me. It may be old news to the rest of you.) From what I read on his website, Berger's jig is supposed to be easier to use and set up than the other jigs on the market. In addition, the jig handles a wider range of thread sizes -- as small as 5/8" to as large as 5" -- than the other jigs. Do any of you have any experience with this jig?
For those of you who are just curious, you don't need to "pre-order" the jig on Berger's website to learn the price of the jig. I've done that for you. After pre-ordering, I received an email telling me the jig could be mine for just $845 -- including shipping! That's quite a bit more money than the Klein and Baxter jigs and would put the Berger jig even farther down on my gotta-have-some-day list. Question is, are the improvements worth the additional price?