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Forum topic by bryce12 posted 03-06-2017 09:24 PM 1471 views 1 time favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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bryce12

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03-06-2017 09:24 PM

Unable to find anyone who can tell me which brand of Tenoning Jig will work with my new
Sawstop. Called Sawstop, Highland woodworks, and local Woodcraft and that question has never been raised.
Was wondering if maybe the new Powermatic unit would work? Anyone have an answer?

-- Hiram


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#1 posted 03-06-2017 09:45 PM

I do not see any reason why it would not work. Just do not let it touch the blade.

I built a wooden one for my Sawstop.

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#2 posted 03-06-2017 09:48 PM

Any of them should what is the concern?

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#3 posted 03-06-2017 10:17 PM

As mentioned, any tenoning jig should work.

I do recall a thread on this a while ago, but I cannot find it through the search function. Perhaps it was in another life in a parallel universe, or something like that. If I recall correctly the issue was that IF the blade was raised to its maximum height, and IF the setting of the jig was just right, then the blade could contact the edge of the clamping mechanism resulting in triggering the brake.

I just went downstairs and confirmed that if I raise the blade on my Sawstop PCS to the max I can position my Delta tenoning jig such that the blade could just reach the edge of the clamp. It is hard for me to imagine ever cutting cheeks on a tenon quite that tall, and the alignment of the blade relative to the business end of the clamp would mean shaving off a very narrow slice, but stranger things have happened.

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#4 posted 03-06-2017 10:22 PM

I had to reconfigure my Delta tenoning jig, but it works on my ICS.

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#5 posted 03-06-2017 10:25 PM


I had to reconfigure my Delta tenoning jig, but it works on my ICS.

- Fred Hargis

Hi Fred,

Just curious what you had to reconfigure to get the jig to work. Mine seems oblivious to the saw’s manufacturer.

Note added. I think I see it. The distance of the miter slot from the blade might be too great to allow cutting tenons on narrow pieces. I hadn’t noticed that since I long ago attached a wooden face on mine to protect the work pieces and gain some additional vertical support.

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William Shelley

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#6 posted 03-06-2017 11:18 PM

Can’t you disable the brake temporarily on the sawstop?

When using a tenoning jig, it should be “safe enough” to make it a non-issue to turn the braking system off.

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#7 posted 03-06-2017 11:37 PM

Hi there Bryce
Welcome to LJs
If you make a tenoning jig it will fit perfectly. My older delta fits My ICS,but you can make a very functional tenoning jig that you can make an impressive jig just to impress us and of course use.

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#8 posted 03-06-2017 11:47 PM

I really appreciate all the great ideas and based on Kazooman’s post, Believe that modification will work just fine.

-- Hiram

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#9 posted 03-07-2017 12:08 AM

Maybe I should try to explain my problem a little better than my first post. My wife gave me a kitchen pass to purchase a new Sawstop for my birthday 2/15 so I immediately took her up on the suggestion. Have used a Delta Unisaw for the past 23 years and have used a Grizzly Tenoning Jig which has worked fine. Was gathering up all my unisaw jigs, none of which work because the left miter gauge slot is further from the blade than the slot on the unisaw. Read Kazooman’s suggestion and problem solved. The wooden face is just the right solution. Thanks again for all the responses.

-- Hiram

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#10 posted 03-07-2017 06:40 AM

I almost bought one but what stopped me is the prospect of having another big piece of metal that i would rarely use. I made one from plywood and besides cutting tenons i use it for many other things
Like auxiliary fence, resawing, edge banding trimmer etc. much more versatile than a boring factory made tenoning jig. Plus it cost me nothing and i can use the fence scale.

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Fred Hargis

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#11 posted 03-07-2017 12:00 PM


I had to reconfigure my Delta tenoning jig, but it works on my ICS.

- Fred Hargis

Hi Fred,

Just curious what you had to reconfigure to get the jig to work. Mine seems oblivious to the saw s manufacturer.

Note added. I think I see it. The distance of the miter slot from the blade might be too great to allow cutting tenons on narrow pieces. I hadn t noticed that since I long ago attached a wooden face on mine to protect the work pieces and gain some additional vertical support.

- Kazooman

My Unisaw was right tilt, and the miter slots on the ICS seemed to be just a little different in distance from the blade. Wasn’t a big deal.

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