Great jig for the price
Posted February 24, 2014
While I agree with the comments about the screws needing to be very tight and it being a bit flimsy, this is a great jig for the price. I cut 2x2 solid oak table legs and had absolutely no problem. I inspected and tighten everything before use and in between each cut just to be sure.
As I was cutting 8/4 ash...
Posted May 24, 2013
As I was cutting 8/4 ash stock for table legs the set screw loosened and I lost control of the piece. It kicked back and thankfully I was not injured. The set screw for the stop had loosened. After another attempt I found out that you need to really crank down on it with a pliers, it is very flimsy. The two nuts for the bolts holding the angle gauge were missing or had vibrated off. My advice would be to make your own. This was not a good experience.
Looks like a great idea until...
Posted April 3, 2013
Looks like a great idea until using it. It is light and flimsy, difficult to keep steady while cutting, impossible to get duplicate cuts, but the main reason I stopped using this (and built my own) is because there is no way to hold down your piece while cutting. Running table legs through and holding them down with my fingers just got to be too frightening of an experience.
Read all the reviews on this...
Posted March 17, 2013
Read all the reviews on this item before purchasing. Most of the negative ones can be fixed. Yes, the manufacturer should have made these fixes. But they are no reason to not purchase this item. The problems with the "Taper" not holding can be easily fixed by adding 2 star washers to the wing nust that make this portion function. As far as the back stop sliding, I have not had that problem. Guess it might have been operator error. Nice jig. GREAT price.
Recently purchased this jig and used...
Posted March 31, 2012
Recently purchased this jig and used it today to taper a chair leg. The jig is flimsy at best. The two square extrusion sections are not pinned parallel to each other so the jig rocks from leg to leg on the table surface. This is a toy and not worth consideration. I will be returning this item.