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Tool review: Tablesaw Tenoning Jigs

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Other features that affect performance

Other features that affect performance

• You may only have to make the critical jig-to-blade alignment when you first set up your jig, but we gave high marks to those that could be adjusted without taking apart the jig. (Most require removing the sliding base from the baseplate, or, at worst, the entire jig from the tablesaw.)
• When pushing a workpiece through the blade, one vertical handle at both the front and rear of the jig gave us better control than one vertical and one horizontal handle.
• The miter bars on most of the tested jigs have built-in adjustments to fit the bar to your saw's miter slot. On those without, you'll need to peen or file the bar to fit.

The jig is up: Top tenoners

Delta's 34-184 stood tall above the rest of the jigs in this test with great features and precise performance, earning our Top Tool award. Jet's JTG-10Q also scored well, sporting the best of the sleeve-type microadjusters, a rock-solid clamp, and a price tag the same as the Delta. In the under-$100 price tier, the jigs are so similar in function and performance that we'd go with the bottom-dollar Grizzly, making it our Top Value.


Comments (1)
rbissobissomil wrote:

It would have been nice to give us a list of the jigs you tested. How you ever picked the Delta is beyond. I bought one based on your review and returned it. It was pitiful. See my review of it for details.

3/16/2015 03:54:40 PM Report Abuse

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