How To: Assemble Wood Magazine's universal tablesaw jig

Assemble Wood Magazine's universal tablesaw jig

Eagle Lake Woodworking, hosted by John Nixon, offers great do-it-yourself guides for building your own furniture, especially in the American Arts and Crafts style, and turning your garage into an amateur woodshop. Search Eagle Lake on WonderHowTo for more carpentry tutorial videos. From Eagle Lake Woodworking on this specific lesson:

This project details the assembly of WOOD Magazine's Universal Tablesaw Jig.

Part I of the video shows how to construct the kit and explains the basics of the how the Universal Tablesaw Jig operates. The laser engraved table accurately sets angles for miter cuts on the tablesaw. The alignment pins making setting the jig for 90 degree crosscuts a breeze. The jig also operates as a taper jig.

Part II of the video details the various operations that can be performed with WOOD Magazine's Universal Tablesaw Jig. This woodworking video shows how to use the jig for crosscutting, mitering, tapering and panel cutting.

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2 Comments

This is a great jig - very precise and easy to use. The only limitation is that the parts being cut can't be that long obviously. However, you can't beat the precision once it's set up. Too, it's very quick and easy to set up. I think that this is a must jig for every tablesaw.

This jig, designed in 1996, is outdated and not as well constructed as is possible today. Would like to see the precision laser-measured table re-released for modern T-track and hold-down hardware. Nixon has now adapted the original table saw's concepts to a full-sized table saw sled with accessories. Which is another, probably more appropriate way to go.

The original table saw was adequate in its day. It needs to be put out of its misery and a newer version released. Even then it must contend with the superior precision table saw jigs from companies such as INCRA.

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