|Review by Crickett||posted 07-08-2014 08:59 PM||3970 views||0 times favorited||10 comments|
I keep harping on efficiency being a major consideration in any tool I consider buying, and with the handful of tenoning jigs out there, I didn’t know where to turn. What I found blatantly obvious were the various brands (Delta, WoodTek, Shop Fox, Grizzly, Rockler, etc.) are all the same tool with different paint/logos. So that left the General and Jet as the top two contenders. I’m talking about “new” tenoning jigs here, but I suspect a few comments on older jigs.
I chose the General for its outstanding reviews in side-by-side comparisons, fit & finish, and the capabilities it has over the competition. For starters, the wall/support tilts a full 45 degrees while many of the others tilt 15-20 or not at all. The micro-adjust is absolutely spot on as well compared to others. I really like the side to side quick adjust feature to accomodate varying thicknesses, and the you have the ability to position the handles where you want.
I’ve cranked out several test pieces with this beaufty and can wait to make it a staple in my shop. I’m not here to discount other jigs, but wanted to pass along my approval with this.