Universal Table Saw Jig #1: Neat Little Table Saw Jig you could make

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Blog entry by John Nixon posted 07-06-2007 02:06 AM 8511 reads 4 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This 13 minute video details the assembly of WOOD Magazine’s Universal Tablesaw Jig.

The hardware kit shown in the video is from Schlabaugh & Sons, but you could easily make one yourself. The laser engraved table is nice, but you could reproduce that too.

This woodworking 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.

I didn’t think I’d like this jig as much as I do. It’s dead on accurate for mitering on the tablesaw!

To see the rest of the videos in this series and the rest of the project details visit:

-- John Nixon - Buffalo, NY -

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#1 posted 07-07-2007 08:33 AM

Thanks for the assembly video. You failed to enlighten us as to the cost of this kit. Also, your lighting at the bandsaw did not show the pattern you had glued for the hold down. More lighting would have helped, possilbly. I look forward to part two.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#2 posted 07-07-2007 01:04 PM

Hi Oscorner,

I think the kit is overpriced. They sell just the main table that is laser engraved with all the angle marks for $25. I think buying just this main table is the way to go (because the kit is $109). Then get t-track and the other various hardware from Rockler or somewhere cheaper.

Here’s a link to the kit:

There’s an option at the bottom to just purchase the main table.

Thank you for the feedback on the video. I totally agree with you on the shortcomings. I made the video a while ago and have since learned a lot about better production methods.

-- John Nixon - Buffalo, NY -

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#3 posted 10-05-2011 02:31 PM

I made this jig and love it! I find myself using this along with a larger crosscut sled all the time. For small pieces it’s wonderful.

I added a fence extension from Peachtree which allows even greater ability of the sled.

It’s small but extremely accurate and simple – very safe!!

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#4 posted 04-26-2013 01:00 PM

After using and loving the Universal Tablesaw Jig I now have replaced the fence with two (2) small pieces of aluminum angle (1/8” x 1-1/2” x 1-1/2” alumunim angle about 1-1/2” long) instead to attach a sacrificial fence and to attach to the sled.

I have found that the sled is lighter and less bulky to use – plus stores easier.

I still use the two (2) tapered knobs to attach the aluminum angle to the sled – the other side of the angle is to attach the fence.

I really don’t use a sacrificial fence – I use the Peachtree Miter Gauge Fence Extension for the jig’s fence (love that fence with it’s flip stop) – but I do have a sacrificial fence lying around to use just in case.

The reality is – this is just a small crosscut sled with an adjustable fence.

I do really use this jig all the time – it’s accurate as can be and simple.

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