|Forum topic by mbmattvt||posted 11-23-2013 12:07 PM||1763 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
11-23-2013 12:07 PM
I’m looking for some advice and answers on the use of a table saw tenoning jig from some of you who may be familiar with these type of jigs and maybe have used them. I just purchased the General International jig and assembled it out of the box yesterday. A couple of things I’ve noted about it so-far are listed below… If anyone is interested in offering a bit of advice, I’d appreciate it. I have not used it, yet… still making sure I understand and can use it safely. Its not intended that this be a review of the jig, (cause I haven’t used it yet) but merely observations as I set it up and make discoveries and come up with questions.
I own the General International table saw, too (50-220R).
Can this jig be used with a dado blade? or is it designed to make multiple cuts in the material with a standard blade? I.e. adjusting the jig for each cut and flipping the work piece over for each cut until the size of the tenon is obtained?
I have not used the jig to cut with, yet. But I noticed that if I apply downward pressure to the saw-blade-side of the jig, the guide bar tends to pull out of the guide slot. Is there a fix for this?
The instructions do not give clear direction as to how this jig mounts (left or right of the saw blade). I read on the internet that it can be used in either position. I also tried using it (dry-run setup) in both positions. In the left-of-blade position the vertical support does not get close enough to the blade (its probably a good 2 inches from the blade) – So it appears that I may need to add a block of wood to the vertical support to get my workpiece to the blade when the jig is in this left-hand position. In the right-of-blade position. The lefty-loosy/righty-tighty workings of the clamp are reversed. Is this correct or am I missing a part or using this tool incorrectly?
Looking forward to your input.
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