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I might have that tool if it looks like an A when opened up and is just a hinged pair of square steel tubes. They are extremely hard to use and set. I don't know if mine came with any instructions. The problem I find with it is that when you try to fine tune it it changes both ends instead of just the open end. It also doesn't have much of a hook on the end the keep it engaged with the work piece. For that reason I just attached some stops to a piece of plywood last time I needed to taper something instead of using that taper jig. I'm glad you posted this. I was planning on giving it away in the local buy and sell to free up wall space and had forgotten about it.
 

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I think I have the same one...or a copy of it. You're right, Charles...it is not the easiest to use for the reasons you described. Mine is in a bag of stuff I don't use. One of these days the whole bag will go...except I like the bag...:grin:

Sorry, Frank...I do not have instructions/manual...
 
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I know that these are a little tricky to use properly. I got a brand new one still in the box from my neighbor, but unfortunately his silverfish ate enough of the instruction sheet to make it unusable. It looks like there might be a couple of different ways to set it up. Just want to make sure I have a least got it put together the right way. That should be easier than using it. Thanks everybody; still hoping that somebody here will have a copy.
 

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I could post a picture of mine if you want. Maybe there is a you tube video of someone using it. There seems to be videos of everything else imaginable.
 

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I might have that tool if it looks like an A when opened up and is just a hinged pair of square steel tubes. They are extremely hard to use and set. I don't know if mine came with any instructions. The problem I find with it is that when you try to fine tune it it changes both ends instead of just the open end. It also doesn't have much of a hook on the end the keep it engaged with the work piece. For that reason I just attached some stops to a piece of plywood last time I needed to taper something instead of using that taper jig. I'm glad you posted this. I was planning on giving it away in the local buy and sell to free up wall space and had forgotten about it.
I've never heard of one of these. Does it work with the table saw or what? I generally use the jointer, or make a plywood sled for my table saw.
 

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I've never heard of one of these. Does it work with the table saw or what? I generally use the jointer, or make a plywood sled for my table saw.
Yes; guides along the fence. The other replies in this thread pretty much sum up the shortcomings of the jig. It seems that most woodworkers have one hanging someplace, and it's covered with dust, and not sawdust. Fortunately for me, I don't have much of a need to taper pieces.
 
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