Shop-made Panel Cutting Jig (Right Hand Side Version)

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Project by ChuckM posted 06-28-2015 12:43 PM 2394 views 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Shop-made Panel Cutting Jig (Right Hand Side Version)

Based on a New Yankee Workshop episode first watched many many years ago (, I built a panel cutting jig for my new tablesaw.

Unlike in my old jig, I decided to use a commercial mitre slider (17 3/4”) (,43455). Why?

1) It saves tons of time as compared to making your own runners
2) You can easily adjust the slider for a snug fit in the mitre slot
3) The slider, unlike a shop-made runner, can be reused.

The construction was pretty straightforward and the only sticking point was to get the fence square to the panel edge. Double check the accuracy of the square(s) you plan to use for this project. Unlike Norm, I did not use brads. I used screws (2) to temporarily attach the fence and check the squareness with a test cut first.

All built of scrap except the mitre slider.

-- The time I enjoy wasting is not time wasted

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#1 posted 06-28-2015 12:50 PM

Nice looking jig. A friend from 20+ years ago was into the panel cutting jig the only difference was that he placed the fence at the top of the jig claiming that as he pushed the wood through the saw it kept the wood tight against the fence.

-- "I love it when a plan comes together" John "Hannibal" Smith

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#2 posted 06-28-2015 01:02 PM

As Norm pointed out in the video, his old panel jig had the fence installed at the top as your friend’s.

Affixing a strip of sandpaper (e.g.,42500) on the inside edge of the fence is an option.


-- The time I enjoy wasting is not time wasted

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#3 posted 06-28-2015 06:14 PM

great post – thanks

-- Greg Simon

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