No Jointer? No Problem! Super Simple jig turns tablesaw into Jointer

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Project by Izzy Swan posted 380 days ago 3203 views 7 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Your gonna love this! No jointer? No problem! Your tablesaw will do the trick! Check out this video! Super simple jig turns tablesaw into jointer..

-- Izzy Swan - A Creative Thinkers approach to Woodworking

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#1 posted 380 days ago

That is a good way to get a really straight edge! I like to use fixtures like that on the router table so the piece is not sliding on the table, only the fixture is and there is no chance of getting a catch to dig into the new cut edge.

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 380 days ago

Nice video, and although I am familiar with this method, I did like your use of wedges to secure the board! After all, wedges were one of the first tools and a lot cheaper that toggle clamps. Another winner!

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#3 posted 379 days ago

Please don’t tempt me with this nice jig Izzy. It doesn’t produce the nice curlies I get from my hand planes even if it does work just as well and a lot faster.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 379 days ago

Great idea, thanks for sharing! Welcome to LJ’s.

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#5 posted 379 days ago

Someone is sure to whine about safety but it won’t be me. Good method, Izzy.

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#6 posted 378 days ago

Brilliant idea, thanks for sharing it.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#7 posted 377 days ago

Interesting. I too like the use of the wedges

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#8 posted 360 days ago

I am curious, even though I have a joiner, I find myself mostly using the table saw for straight edges but my question is, what is the difference in using this jig apposed to just laying the board flat on the table and running it between the blade and the fence? So far, I’ve always gotten great results this way with perfect straight edges for edge joining with out the use of any jig.

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