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Heavy-Duty Tenoning Jig

Straight, angled or mitered tenons - this jig cuts it!
Item #
29840
Rating:
76% of 100
Safety, accuracy and repeatability are the hallmarks of this heavy-duty tenoning jig. Designed to fit any table saw with a 3/4" x 3/8" miter groove, this jig will hold your stock in precise position. The adjustable back stop will support stock from 0 degrees to 45 degrees. The width of the cut is controlled with a fine-threaded adjustment knob. Constructed of cast iron and steel.
(1) Heavy-Duty Tenoning Jig
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Manufacturer Part Number TA2801
Weight 22.9500
3.8 / 5.0
137 Reviews
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Heavy Duty Tenoning Jig
Heavy-Duty is right! A lot of iron in a well designed fixture that is useful in a variety of table saw projects besides tenoning. Simple to use, safe, I like it.
April 10, 2020
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Best way to cut tenons
I’ve tried pretty much every other way, and have found this jig to have the most repeatable accuracy. Really, really solid construction. Great tool.
March 15, 2020
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Great tool
December 20, 2019
Purchased
6 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Well made does the trick.
December 8, 2019
Purchased
6 months ago
Works Great
Works as advertised. Great product
November 20, 2019
Purchased
7 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
my wife bought this as a present so as of yet its great
November 3, 2019
Purchased
7 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Great tool
Very nice tool! It comes basically assembled, I was making tenons in minutes.
September 15, 2019
Purchased
9 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Fence building
Very heavy duty would definitely recommend this tool to someone that’s building a fence
September 7, 2019
Purchased
9 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Great jig
Good price. Makes the job much easier!
September 6, 2019
Purchased
9 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Heavy Duty Tenoning Jig
And I mean Heavy. The item is solid, well built and stable. I am very happy with my purchase and it was on sale.
August 30, 2019
Purchased
10 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
I had one that I sold with my table saw. Have a different saw and needed a new jig.
DAVID W on Apr 28, 2020
I am going to do tenon joints
bruce l on Apr 20, 2020
I had one that I sold with my table saw. Have a different saw and needed a new jig.
DAVID W on Apr 28, 2020
When I build dressers....my drawer faces always have 15 degree bevels. Im also building wood toys w/ beveled faces and wood like to keep my fingers for as long as possible!!
John L on Apr 26, 2020
I am going to do tenon joints
bruce l on Apr 20, 2020
I have wanted to purchase for several years to complement work with my mortiser purchased five years ago. Your sale price and free shipping was a real help with my decision to act. Also I needed to boost my feeling of safety in the use of a tool like this where I would not have to trust my fabrication of a DIY jig.
RICHARD N on Apr 18, 2020
Safety & accuracy
Chapman S on Apr 18, 2020
Not something u can DIY
aaron c on Apr 17, 2020
Need one looked up tenoning jigs . I read the reviews not one said any neg abt this jig . I like the cast iron Const . Will see.
Tim R on Apr 15, 2020
On sale. Wanted this a long time. Thank you.
Jack H on Apr 12, 2020
price and good reviews, haven't got it yet so cant comment on how it performs
Arthur T on Apr 8, 2020
Needed one
Wood N More on Apr 8, 2020
TO HELP ME CUT ACCURATE MITERS FOR MEMORIAL FLAG BOX FOR MY FATHERS FLAG.
CARY F on Apr 5, 2020
Necessary for furniture making
william c on Apr 5, 2020
I need one and it was on sale. It looks like a good unit.
B U on Apr 2, 2020
Getting ready to make some particular cut on the table saw. This tool will help. Seems to be good quality. Price seemed reasonable.
David J. M on Mar 31, 2020
My next project has compound angles and this jig is just what I need
Brian on Mar 22, 2020
Saw it used on YouTube to make bridle joints and angled bridle joints, so I want to try it for these type of joints.
Donald B on Mar 19, 2020
its a handy additive to my retirement shop and looks like a quality tool that I'm use to working with.
Richie K on Feb 29, 2020
I need it
Nathan H on Feb 9, 2020
I am in to heavy duty and it looks to be just that. I use these quite a bit and my last one broke because of metal fatigue .
Jim K on Jan 26, 2020
This item looks very useful to create tenons.
Mark A on Dec 16, 2019
looks strong
Pedro O on Dec 12, 2019
Christmas gift with coupon
G I on Nov 30, 2019
History of always getting quality items.
Steven W on Oct 26, 2019
For my husband's birthday. It's the one he asked for.
Antoinette M on Oct 19, 2019
Tool construction and price reduction
David Haney A on Oct 17, 2019
I need it. Price seemed competitive. with free shipping.
David S on Oct 17, 2019
I made a wooden one and it was submerged in this flood so I am buying this one since the price was reduced, looking forward to using it.
William H on Oct 11, 2019
On sale and i need one.
David H on Oct 11, 2019
I have been wanting to start making tables & chairs with tenon joints. This jig should help.
Glenn K on Oct 11, 2019
Don't have a jig like this..... can use on many assorted projects.
Bill on Oct 11, 2019
New projects
George S on Aug 29, 2019
make frames
Roger K on Aug 24, 2019
Making small raised panels for boxes and this jig will work
Bill W on Aug 23, 2019
Wanted to start using tenon joinery. Figured a jig would be the best way to go.
John C on Aug 19, 2019
Tried a home-made jig based on search of many plans on line - It "worked", but not great. Need to make good clean & solid bridle joints, mortise-tenon joints, etc.
Jonathan D on Aug 18, 2019
Need to cut a 12 degree angle into 2X4 safely. I hope this will do the job.
BobD on Aug 17, 2019
Allway wanted one + on sale
Myron T on Aug 17, 2019
I’ve wanted one for a while and this was a good price. Birthday gift to myself!
Jeannie G on Aug 16, 2019
I need one and Rockler rocks
David M on Aug 16, 2019
best price
reddjeep on Aug 16, 2019
Building trestle table with curved legs
Paul R D on Aug 16, 2019
To save my fingers from my table saw
CAROL O on Aug 2, 2019
Used a similar jig in a woodworking class and am now building mortise and tenon furniture.
Gary B on Aug 1, 2019
Solid jig for mounting a wood piece.
GEORGE C on Aug 1, 2019
This jig will save me time when making mortise and tendon joints.
Daniel G on Jul 13, 2019
I saw a demonstration and found it to be an accurate and easy to use.
Todd U on Jul 12, 2019
I checked out the reviews and I like ordering things from Rockler my favorite woodworking supply store. I do wish you guys would put a store in Nashville TN.
Michael on May 3, 2019
To make it easier and more accurate
brett w on Mar 14, 2019
It is a birthday present for my husband🥰.
Deborah Peer E on Mar 11, 2019
I am making a memorial flag case and have to cut 22 1/2 degree edges on 3 inch stock. I think this jig will work much better than a home made jig.
Brian B on Mar 6, 2019
When I build dressers....my drawer faces always have 15 degree bevels. Im also building wood toys w/ beveled faces and wood like to keep my fingers for as long as possible!!
John L on Apr 26, 2020
I have wanted to purchase for several years to complement work with my mortiser purchased five years ago. Your sale price and free shipping was a real help with my decision to act. Also I needed to boost my feeling of safety in the use of a tool like this where I would not have to trust my fabrication of a DIY jig.
RICHARD N on Apr 18, 2020
Purchased the tenoning jig and did the setup per the included manual, the revised online manual, and the tech bulletin. The main work support plate is toed to the right, not paralel to the sawblade. The setscrews previously included are not there and the tech bulletin says this adjustment "is no longer necessary due to a redesign of the jig." In my case, the adjustment is still necessary. Based on a test cut, the plate toes to the right, about .015 in 3". Anybody know how to correct this?
rfjoinery on May 6, 2016
BEST ANSWER: There are two bolts on the bottom that hold the sliding rod in place. the holes for the bolts have some play. I left the bolt tight at the miter slide rail end and then slightly loosened the bolt closest to the saw blade and tapped the top assembly a few times, tightened the bolt and then remeasured another trial cut. Assuming you are going the right direction, this may require you to do this a few more times. I also found that the rod had a lot of play, so I added a small piece of paper on top to tighten the gap. Not exactly a precision jig in my opinion, but very nice for the price and the faults are fixable. I could get the the alignment within maybe 5 thousands to being parallel.
Where can I buy replacement parts for this tenoning Jig? There's no name on it, and I don't think Rockler carries parts. Thanks Glenn
Glenn on Mar 2, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It's nearly identical to my delta version
Does this fit a Rigid r4512 table saw?
Marty E on Sep 2, 2017
BEST ANSWER: YES
What is the max. vertical cut that can be made under the crossbars?
Arthur C on Feb 4, 2018
Will this tenoning jig work on a DeWalt DW-745 or is the space in front of the blade to short for it to work?
Bobby G. on Nov 6, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes
who manufactured this tenon jig?
John S on Jan 4, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No manufacture is listed on the tool nor any of the instructions. At the bottom of the instructions in small print says "Rockler Companies" copyright 2008.
what are the limitations for the thickness of wood being placed in this jig?
michael k on May 29, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The clamp assembly will accommodate 3 1/2 inches. There are two positions for the guide/miter bar: one for 3/4 stock and the second for wider stuff. I am really pleased with the jig. It is solid and beefy and the micro adjustment enables you to quickly dial into the correct thickness. It's a pleasure to use.
DaveR
What table will this fit?
Rusty on Oct 11, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Fits and standard table saw slot. I have a 35-year old Craftsman but also works in my son's Dewalt job-site table saw.
what is the maximum stock size for this jig?
linton t on Jan 3, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I used 5/4 so far, but I think it will handle more. The measured the distance with the hand wheel all the way out and there is 3" plus. Now the length of the plate is 5" and it is 3" from center line of the hand screw to the stop. You do not get good instructions with this component but it is really heavy duty. One last thing, do not get this unless you have a big table saw. it takes up real estate on the table, and it is heavy.
Will this work in the left slot on a Powermatic 64A table saw?
Michael S on Aug 23, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I use mine with my PM1000, which has a standard 3/4 in slot. If the 64A has a 3/4 slot it should work just fine.
will this work with my SawStop tablesaw? Does it track well in the mitre groove?
MP on Jan 2, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I don't have a Saw Stop. I have used it in both a Craftsman and a Ridge. It has worked great. Take your time for initial setup and it will give you accurate, consist cuts. It fits well in a standard 3/4" miters slot.
Will it work with an old Delta saw?
Jay R on Apr 16, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes this should work on an old Delta table saw. It worked on my Delta an edit is about 30 years old
Mitre slot 6” from blade , will it fit?
Bob S on Jan 18, 2020
BEST ANSWER: I will have to go to my shop tomorrow and check my tenon jig for sure, but front leading point of board to cut is unlimited. Depends on length of saw table saw in front of the saw blade. Metering a 4" board on my day requires the jig to be withdrawn partly out of the slot to provide a few inches of safety for loading
I have to move the guide bar to the far right guide slot. This now causes the base to tilt down on the left. Is there another adjustment I missed?
Michael L on Jan 14, 2020
BEST ANSWER: I had to move mine also. The only thing I can think of is make sure the bar is set completely in the groove in the bottom of the base plate. Is the base sitting flat on the surface of your saw table? Also you might check to be sure no screws are loose and sticking down below the surface of the base. I hope this helps. I was nervous about moving mine, but it worked out fine. Bill
Can it be configured to use on the right side of the blade?
Fletcher D on Apr 5, 2020
BEST ANSWER: To the best of my understanding, NO!
Does the jig fit a Rockwell RK7241S saw?
Salmex on Aug 24, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I cannot say for sure, but I have used it on both a jet shaper and a powermatkc table saw without issue. Seems pretty universal. Jim Z
I see that the miter gauge slot must be more than 4 in away from the blade. Is there a maximum distance that it can be from the blade? e.g. 6 inches.
jkstratford on Mar 9, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, The miter gauge on the jig is adjustable, it has two slots, One for 4 inch offset, and one for 6 inch offset
Can anyone tell me if this will work on a Porter Cable table saw?
rod b on Aug 31, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The jig uses a miter slot bar for a standard 3/4" x 3/8" miter slot which is attached on the bottom with screws. The bar includes a disc for a t-slot which can be removed if you saw's slot does not have it. You can always make a bar and attached it using the existing screw wholes if you saw has a non standard miter slot.
can you place a piece of wood on the face for zero clearance miter cuts?
Jared on Apr 9, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Dear Jared,
The faceplate has 4 evenly spaced holes which a 13/64 inch drill bit slips through somewhat tightly. They are about a 3/4 inch in from the sides. This is a very heavy casting, heavier than my old Delta and I had to adjust the runner slide in width slightly to fit my Craftsman 10 inch table saw. Hope this helps. Dr. J.
I bought this HD Tenoning jig some time ago and had planned to use it on my General 350 cab/saw. I set it up today and tried it out........did not get far. Turns out the General table saw has the standard 3/4" miter gauge channel, but, it incorporates a 7/8" retaining washer that has a rabbeted edge, which makes the jig 100% useless. Looking for a solution, maybe parts availability or other. thanks
dustywood on Feb 26, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Dear Dustywood,

I had a similar problem with my Sears Craftsman table saw and I think I removed some washer, thinned out the the piece that fits in the channel on my belt sander as it only needed a slight trimming and it runs through the channel fine. I have not yet used it but I know it works on my table now. Hope that this helps. Dr. J
Is this jig compatible with a Ridgid TS3660 table saw? I had the Delta tenoning jig that Norm used and it was not compatible with my saw.
Sean on Jan 9, 2020
BEST ANSWER: I don't believe it will work. This jig is a professional grade tool. Nothing rigid makes as far as woodworking is geared for the pro. Mostly home owner grade. Best to look at home Depot for a tenoning jig???
Can I use this to cut 60 degree miters?
Ben S on Mar 24, 2019
BEST ANSWER: It would depend on the size and orientation of the cut on the board. With the blade or guide set to 30 degrees the depth of the cut one can make is limited to the maximum height one can rise the blade.
The miter groove on my saw is 3/4" wide x 7/16" deep. Will this tenoning jig work with those miter groove dimensions?
Stephen D on Apr 26, 2018
BEST ANSWER: This tool has a miter bar for a 3/8" deep miter slot. I am afraid that the extra 1/16" sticking up might throw off the cut
Will it cut a 22 1/2 degree angle cut to make the bottom corners of a flag case?
Sandhiller on Apr 14, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I don't know why it wouldn't. Although I have never tried to.
What is the distance from the center of guide bar to the working edge of jig?
Preston G on Feb 17, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I would say it depends on the thickness of the Woods
Does rockler make a mitre guide that fits a smaller table saw guide slot ?
Michael R on May 23, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I am sorry, all of our miter bars are 3/4" wide by 3/8" thick
Will this fit a shopsmithmarkvii?
Matt L on Apr 21, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes it will. ..
I have an old Craftsman table saw and it looks like this tenoning jig will not work because the distance between the blade and the runner bar is less than 4"? The only place this is mentioned is in the instruction guide. Also the picture on the front of the instruction guide is reversed?
Robert C on Jul 3, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I don't know about the 4 inch distance problem. I did have to sand the runner bar a very tiny amount to get it to fit the groove. I have used it once or twice and don't remember any problem. I last used it over a year ago. I thought that it was a nice heavy, easy to use attachment for my Craftsman table saw. Dr. J.
Can anyone tell me what is the precise dimension (width and depth) of the bar guide? I'm hoping this jig is compatible with a Shopsmith Mark V table saw which has a 23/32 (wide) miter bar. Thanks!
GarySchoe on Apr 27, 2016
BEST ANSWER: the bar guide on the one that I have measures .370 in depth and .747 in on the bar, .864 in on the wheels at the end of the bar.
Hope this helps.
will this work with a router?
Dcwik on Sep 14, 2018
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