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Project by woodworkingdrew posted 227 days ago 3686 views 33 times favorited 51 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Cant afford a Jointer at the moment so I had to improvise. MDF table saw jointer sled jig with 2 toggle clamps. Works like a champ!

-- Andrew, California





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Eric

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#1 posted 227 days ago

One of the best ideas ever

-- Eric

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bester

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#2 posted 227 days ago

How exactly does it work. I’ve never seen one before

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#3 posted 227 days ago

Great idea! Since I lost part of my thumb recently on a router table, the jointer has actually been the most intimidating tool to go back to. I think it’s the inability to see the blade that gets to me. I have no fear (but I still respect it) of the table saw, especially because the one at work is a Sawstop. This would allow the same result with a tool I’m way more comfortable using! Plus, I’d imagine you don’t get ANY sniping with this. I like it!

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woodworkingdrew

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#4 posted 227 days ago

Rule of thumb is you should never use a tool your uncomfortable with. Sorry for your accident hope it is all healed up. Looking at various jointers they somewhat scare me as well. My uncle once told me one of his buddies was running stock through one and it shattered and his hand ended up in the blade. I too feel more comfortable with the table saw and this jig is more cost effective.

-- Andrew, California

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woodworkingdrew

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#5 posted 227 days ago

Bester- you take your stock and place it in the slot and lower the toggle clamps to hold it on. The side piece slides against your rip fence aligning your board with the table saw blade. It’s a straight cut every time. I can post more pics if your interested.

-- Andrew, California

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bester

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#6 posted 227 days ago

please do. this is very cool

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woodworkingdrew

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#7 posted 227 days ago

Will repost this afternoon

-- Andrew, California

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bester

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#8 posted 227 days ago

thanks

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redmen

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#9 posted 227 days ago

I would agree with Drew. I also made one of these but ripping the sled next to the blade allows the material your are jointing to be fully supported.

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woodworkingdrew

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#10 posted 227 days ago

Bester- I posted the pics. I cut an arch out of a piece of MDF to simulate a curved board. Let me know if you have any questions.

-- Andrew, California

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bester

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#11 posted 227 days ago

Thanks for posting those. That is a VERY cool jig. I don’t have a jointer and plan on making one of these.

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#12 posted 227 days ago

Great Idea, thanks for sharing !

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#13 posted 227 days ago

Forgive my ignorance, but what’s the difference between using this jig and just running the piece against the fence?

-- ok, is it cut once measure twice, cut twice measure once???? I know....I'll just keep cutting until it's long enough.

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woodworkingdrew

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#14 posted 227 days ago

If the edges of the board are curved you will never be able to cut it straight.

-- Andrew, California

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Brianb1

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#15 posted 227 days ago

bladedust, Drew is right, ive done that before but was never happy with the results plus it can put your saw in a bind. I just ordered 2 toggle clamps to make this jig…thanks again for posting

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