From the time you cut rough lumber to length at the start of a project or miter trim to finish it, your power saws and handsaws are likely to be your most – used tools. Although many cutting tasks can be accomplished without them, the jigs shown in this chapter will make these operations easier—particularly when the same cut must be repeated on several workpieces.

With its intersecting arms, a table saw miter jig (page 50) guarantees miter joints that form perfect 90° angles. The tenoning jigs shown on pages 57 and 58 allow you to cut both parts of open mor – tise-and-tenon joints on the table saw.

Some jigs facilitate cutting tasks that are tough to perform freehand. The cir­cle-cutting jigs for the saber saw (page 43) and band saw (page 44) help make quick work of circular tabletops. In tan­dem with your table saw, the raised pan­el jig (page 52) can produce beveled panels for frames.

These jigs will save you time in the shop. An added benefit is that most can be built from scrap wood, making them considerably less costly than store – bought counterparts.


Saber saw circle­cutting jig (page 43)

Attaches to saber saw and pivots around center of workpiece to cut cir­cles; pivot point can be located at any point


Sizing board for crosscuts (jpage 40)

Used with a back – saw for crosscut­ting-, stop block is adjustable


Sand saw circle­cutting jig (page 44)

Adjustable jig for cutting circles on the band saw; jig is damped to saw table and work­piece is screwed to sliding bar and rotated into blade


The crosscut jig shown at left provides a safe and accurate way to cut long, wide, or heavy stock on the table saw. Because it slides in the saw table’s miter slots, this sturdy, adjustable jig makes it easy to hold workpieces square to the blade.



Подпись: A COLLECTION OF CUTTING JIGS (continued)CUTTING JIGSПодпись: 3iade height gauge (page 49) Measuring gauge for setting the height of a table saw biade CUTTING JIGSTable saw taper jig (page 43)

For cutting tapers on the table saw; guide bar with toggle damps is screwed in place to hold workpiece at proper taper angle. A simi­lar jig with a handle and the L-shaped fence positioned differently can be used on the radial arm saw (page 43)

Kerf splitter (page 42)

Used with a circular saw to prevent the blade from binding in the kerf; placed in kerf of long rip cuts part­way through operation


Mitering jig (page 47)

Used to miter trim on band saw; screws to miter gauge


Подпись:Подпись:CUTTING JIGSTable saw crosscut jig (page 50)

Adjustable jig used to make cross­cuts on the table saw in wide, long, or heavy stock

Wedge-making jig (page 46)

For cutting shims and wedges on the band saw r~.


Radial arm saw auxiliary fence and table (page 54)

Permits the radial arm saw to cut grooves or moldings with its blade in the horizontal position


Tenoning jig (page 57)

For cutting both parts of open mor- tise-and-tenon joints on the table saw: runs along rip fence


Raised panel jig (page 52)

Attaches to the table saw rip fence to bevel the edges of raised panels for frame-and – panel assemblies


Cove-cutting jig (page 56)

Used to set up guide boards on saw tabie for cutting cove molding


Adjustable tenoning jig (page 53)

Used to cut open mortise-and – tenons on the table saw: adjusts to stock of varying thickness


3oard-straightening jig (page 53)

Used on the table saw to true the edges of uneven stock: features a bar that runs in miter slot


Table saw miter jig (page 50)

Similar to the crosscut jig, except with angled arms used to make mating 45° miter cuts



Updated: March 5, 2016 — 9:59 pm