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Good afternoon Routies...and Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays...

I am interested in a tenon jig and have run across the Jet 708295 for around $150 (Amazon)...

I also see one sold by Rockler for around $120. The Jet looks sturdier and provides for up to 45* bevel...(don't know that the Rockler doesn't)

Are there others I should consider...? Leigh is out of my league... Opinions on any of them...?

What would you buy if it were for your table saw...? Or maybe, what do you own and like...?

Thank you in advance...Nick

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Can't help with your inquiry Nick but am sure someone will come along and offer advice.

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Good afternoon Routies...and Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays...

I am interested in a tenon jig and have run across the Jet 708295 for around $150 (Amazon)...

I also see one sold by Rockler for around $120. The Jet looks sturdier and provides for up to 45* bevel...(don't know that the Rockler doesn't)

Are there others I should consider...? Leigh is out of my league... Opinions on any of them...?

What would you buy if it were for your table saw...? Or maybe, what do you own and like...?

Thank you in advance...Nick
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Here is old article written by a member on building your own

http://www.routerforums.com/woodwork...rtise-jig.html
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Grizzly sells one that is cheaper than the others.

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Here is old article written by a member on building your own

http://www.routerforums.com/woodwork...rtise-jig.html

I like that link, John, that looks like I could even build that.

Thanks for posting it.

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Small, quick and easy tenons, I still do on a router table...

I do a lot of tenos on the panel saw, using a dado blade, wthin the material against the cross-cut fence. Before I got the panel saw, I did a lot of tenons on the Rockwell, using a dado cros-cut sled... So the methodology and technique was about the same as I do now on the panel saw...

Those are all for single tenons. For heavy work with double tenons, I made my own jigs. One that ran/slid over the rip fence. (That one also doubled as a raised panel jig) The other was one that slid in both miter slots of Rockwell, to suspend and steady the work on end over the table...

Then there is the band saw, by hand, etc. It all depends on what it is at what is going to work out best for it.

I once looked into buying a jig. I liked the Delta... but I never bought it. It would have worked on the Rockwell, but the panel saw does not have any miter slots... Well, it has large T-Slots in the Slider, but they are not really miter slots. If I had bought it, that now, would have been something gathering dust on a shelf. At the time, it made sense to look into buying one, and I looked seriously at that one. Thing is, there are so many ways to do tenons, and locking into just one... I thought that to be somewhat limited in focus and capabilities.

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Good afternoon Routies...and Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays...

I am interested in a tenon jig and have run across the Jet 708295 for around $150 (Amazon)...

I also see one sold by Rockler for around $120. The Jet looks sturdier and provides for up to 45* bevel...(don't know that the Rockler doesn't)

Are there others I should consider...? Leigh is out of my league... Opinions on any of them...?

What would you buy if it were for your table saw...? Or maybe, what do you own and like...?

Thank you in advance...Nick
Nick, I had a Delta tablesaw jig at one time,It was on sale for $90 I think and I jumped and bought it. It was cast iron and quite heavy,which is good and had lots of adjustments on it. Once adjusted it made good tenons. But it wasn't as much fun as making them on the table saw with just a combination blade. It was ho-hum boring. and when that happens your mind wanders off on thinking about the next operation and your on auto pilot and you mess up.

Clamp it in the jig,push it thru the saw, clamp it in the jig push it thru the saw, ....clamp it in the jig.......push it thru the saw........zzz clampit in the saw... push it..thru the jig....zzzzzzzzzz

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I have the Grizzly version of the TS jig, and have used the Delta. The Grizzly does the job but would prefer to own the Delta as it's a little smoother to me, but the right deal on a used one hasn't happened for me. For stub tenons, i usually just throw a dado stack on the TS, or a rabbet bit on the router table. Full tenons i normally cut on the band saw, and depending on the amount of clean-up needed finish on router table, sander, TS or chisel.

Like Mike, method i use is normally based on the project, the need and sequence of set-up. Like Herb, i've done them one pass at a time on a single blade--like watching paint dry, it would be my last choice to ever do again!!

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Made a couple of router jigs, one adjustable with edge guides, the other works off of piloted rabbet bits (these cutters were special made). Work is held on end and immobile.
Prototype in Taunton's "Working with Routers".
Cut these tenons with up-dated model I use now
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