Universal Table Saw Jig #2: Using the jig

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Blog entry by John Nixon posted 07-06-2007 02:30 AM 3377 reads 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This 8 minute video details the various operations that can be performed with WOOD Magazine’s Universal Tablesaw Jig.

This video shows how to use the jig for crosscutting, mitering, tapering and panel cutting.

It’s a neat little jig and works well:

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

-- John Nixon - Buffalo, NY -

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#1 posted 07-07-2007 12:49 AM

I looked at both videos and liked what I saw.

-- Pat, Murfreesboro. Tn

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#2 posted 07-07-2007 04:42 AM

Nice job on the video, thanks for doing this. Handy jig!

-- Bob A in NJ

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#3 posted 07-07-2007 08:40 AM

No cuts? Come on…make some saw dust and show us just how accurate this jig is.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#4 posted 07-07-2007 01:08 PM


One of my first projects with the jig was an Arts and Crafts table lamp. The shade for the lamp needs very precise mitering, and this jig delivered. I’m sorry I don’t have video of that (I was making the lamp as a Christmas present, and had to keep it on the down low).

Mission Lamp

-- John Nixon - Buffalo, NY -

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#5 posted 07-07-2007 01:08 PM

Thank you Bob and Pat for watching the video and commenting! Much appreciate it!

-- John Nixon - Buffalo, NY -

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#6 posted 07-08-2007 03:10 AM

Beautiful work! Thanks John.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#7 posted 07-11-2007 02:57 AM

Howdy John!

Great thought process and execution on the universal ts jig. The video is also great. Camera work and voice over are very professional.

Question: What is the bottom of the jig like? It appeared to have many t-nuts and it sounded like the bottom might be scraping on the ts top. Am I wrong about this?

Great job! One of those might be in my future when (if) I ever get any more shop time.


-- RHH - Temple, Texas, USA

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#8 posted 07-11-2007 03:53 AM

Thanks RHH. I appreciate the comments and feedback on the video.

To answer your question – the t-nuts on the bottom are recessed and don’t rub on the table. The sound you’re hearing is the jig rubbing on the blade.

Here’s some background on how I ended up in this situation (which has since been rectified). I was assembling the jig and SKIPPED a crucial step. The step I skipped (which is also missing in the assembly video) is where you trim the main table BEFORE you install the t-track. I neglected to do this. Thinking fast on my feet (panicing), I installed an old blade and trimmed the main table with the t-tracks installed. I then put my good blade back in for the demo and it has a slightly wider kerf (hence the rubbing against the side of the jig in the demo). I have since bought a new blade with a thinner kerf (no more rubbing).

Hopefully, you followed that ridiculous story. Anyway, it’s a nice little jig for mitering on the tablesaw. I still get out my old crosscut sled for 90 degree cuts.


-- John Nixon - Buffalo, NY -

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#9 posted 06-12-2014 04:59 PM

John, for some reason the links you provided do not work. Is there any way you could resend the links for the kit and plans for the Universal Tablesaw jig? I also sent you a message through your Ealgelake website. I’m really interested in the plans for this jig.

Thank you.

-- Jose

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