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Make perfect mortise and tenon joints with ease every time! All you need is your favorite plunge router and the new E-Z Pro Mortise and Tenon Jig! This unique jig sets up quickly on the ends of both pieces of stock, allowing you to cut the mortise and tenon using the same setup for a perfect fit in every joint. Set the center wall for your stock's thickness, align it with the jig, and set the mortise and tenon exactly where you want it. Use your plunge router to cut the mortise, then the tenon. It's that quick and easy! Handles stock from 1/2'' to 1-1/2'' thick and includes bushings to cut 1/4'', 1/2'', and 3/8'' mortise and tenon joints from 1'' wide to 3'' wide. The included bushings also allow you to follow the template without error.
- Consistently cut perfect mortise and tenon joints using the same setup
- Sets up quickly on the ends of both pieces of stock
- Thumb-screw adjustments for mounting
- Sliding templates adjust for the length of the joint
- Works with your plunge router to cut the mortise, then the tenon with the same setup
- Handles wood thicknesses from 1/2'' to 1-1/2''
- Includes bushings to cut 1/4'', 1/2'', and 3/8'' mortise and tenons
- Cuts mortise and tenon joints from 1'' to 3'' wide
- Included bushings allow your plunge router to follow the template without error
- Constructed of aircraft-grade aluminum for durability
What's in the Box?
- One E-Z Pro Mortise and Tenon Jig
- One Template Insert
- One 1/4'' Bushing
- One 1/2'' Bushing
- One 3/8'' Bushing
- 1/4'' Straight Router Bit
- User manual
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E-Z Pro Mortise and Tenon Jig
(5 customer reviews)
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1) Submitted by
Les, from Lancaster, SC
Bought this jig since my primary requirement is to make mortise and tenon joints in face frames. i.e. no requirements at this point for angled tenons, which I knew this unit could not do. I've never bought a morise and tenon jig before, always made mortises with a mortise chisel press and tenons with a band saw. My main objectives with this jig were to reduce the time needed to make a joint and repeatability, both of which this jig achieved. In favor of this jig, the price has to be first with the ease of use and simple set up a close second. There are several points that are not obvious from the instructions or YouTube videos. Firstly, if you are routing anything bigger than 1/4" then you need to change the quide bush (not the bit) between mortise and tenon. It is fair to say that the interchangable guides provided make this a fairly simple task and it does not involve realigning the router base plate. Secondly, and probably the most annoying issue, is the amount of material that has to be cleaned from the tenon, which increases the wider the stock is. Putting a tenon an the end of a 5 1/2" board left almost an inch of wood to be removed from the ends (back to the bandsaw). Obviously, the videos showing this tool use carefully selected stock of just the right width to leave a clean end. Finally, there is no way to adjust a loose or tight tenon, since all cuts rely on the bushing and tool diameter sizes. I cut a 1/2" joint in 1 1/2" stock with two different 1/2" spiral bits and did see a difference in the fit, one was good, the other a little loose. Maybe Mark II could allow the tenon guides to move backward and forward as well as left and right to allow minute variations in tenon width. I would also replace the stock clamp screws with some sort of quick release lever system. Overall, I would recommend this tool, since at it's price point, there is nothing to compete with it. Even with the tenon cleaning required it is still a lot faster and more accurate than most other techniques, and, as I said at the beginning, my two reasons for buying this jig (speed and repeatability) were both satisfied.
2) Submitted by
Andy, from Tewksbury, MA
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.
3) Submitted by
Jay Atherton, from San Diego, CA
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.
4) Submitted by
Ron, from Elkton, OR
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.
5) Submitted by
Frank Kazenske, from Staunton, IL
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.
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