Posted February 19, 2014
With over 50 years of woodworking experience, I find this jig to be totally worthless. The little fussing to clamp and set up is ok but after about 20 pieces I have yet to get a fit. The tenon is way too thick to fit in the mortise. Unique design but so far I think it is headed for the junk bin. I should have believed the poor reviews.
The product is very poorly made...
Posted February 8, 2012
The product is very poorly made and the quality control is terrible. Save your money, you will not find any jig that will make mortise and tenons that is any good for less than $1000. Your other alternative is to buy a tenoning jig for your table saw and a mortising jig for your drill press. This more work, but affordable and will mkae perfect mortise and tenons every time.
I bought this jig anticipating being...
Posted December 18, 2011
I bought this jig anticipating being able to quickly setup accurate and repeatable mortises and tenons. However, it is of poor design. The template that establishes the width of the tenon or mortise is made out of plastic. The setscrew that is to hold the template in place indents the plastic, making it nearly impossible to make fine adjustments. It should have been made of metal. Additionally, the mortise/tenon centering marks are only on the horizontal surface. It should also extend to the corresponding vertical surface to allow more accurate alignment with the centering mark on the workpiece. This jig costs much more than it is worth. Make your own jig for a lot less and get better results.
I bought this product to make...
Posted November 28, 2011
I bought this product to make mortises in 1.5" square stock and corresponding tenons in 1x1/2" stock. The hold down clamps are narrow and cheaply made and require both of the screws to be tightened at the same time or else uneven pressure would result. Also, there is no way to ensure that the stock being held for the tenon operation is straight up and down. Another major problem with the jig is that there is no way to fine tune a loose or tight joint. The deal breaker however and why I returned it, was that the hold down clamps cannot clamp stock less that 2" or so, so I couldn't use it for my 1.5x1.5" stock.
I purchased the E-Z Pro Mortise...
Posted November 15, 2011
I purchased the E-Z Pro Mortise and Tenon Jig to make my life easier. At first I thought it was a great tool until I got to the part of my project that I had to put mortises in my 1 1/2 X 1 1/2 square legs of a rocking chair. The clamping devise is not set up hold 1 1/2 or narrower material, therefore I had to revert back to the old way on a drill press. The two screw devises on each side for a mortise and tennon are time consuming and if not tightened alternately one end will bind up against the other. I was also disappointed and had to find out the hard way that there is no way to keep long tenons held perpendicular to the jig when routing, the hold down device is not sufficient enough to hold the peice from moving. This tool is an improvement over other methods but needs some professional use and refining. For some applications it will work fine but for my project I was only able to perform 50% of the total project need.