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Straight, angled or mitered tenons - this jig cuts it!

Heavy-Duty Tenoning Jig

Item #
29840
Rating:
78% 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
More Information
Manufacturer Part Number TA2801
Weight 22.9500
Technical Documents
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Well worth the investment
I needed a jig that would be accurate, well built and worth the investment. This jig fit the bill, heavy, durable, accurate and easy to use.
Love this jig, had a few bridal joints to do on these legs for a outfeed table.
Here are a few of the finished legs I completed using the jig.
July 24, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Tenoning Jig
Well made, heavy construction.
July 18, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Cutting angled tenons
I had been relying on a band saw and table saw to cut straight tenons until I had the need to make angled ones. This tool did the trick! Results were smooth and accurate angled tenons for a chair project I am working on. Like other reviewers I found the included instructions and even the technical bulletin a little confusing but after a couple hours of adjustment and practice, i was well on my way. Only complaint is that the miter had some wobble and didn’t sit dead nuts flat. I cut a .12 thick by .75 shim and slid it into the auxiliary miter slot on the bottom of the base and I get no wobble. I understand that making a universal tool that fits every table saw is a challenge so this was not an issue with me. Highly recommend!
May 5, 2019
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
excellent i should have bought it long ago.
April 2, 2019
Purchased
5 months ago
Excellent addition tonshop
Easy to work with out of the box. Very intuitive and makes a great cut. Got a professional looking lap joint after just one test cut. Can’t wait to use it on more projects.
December 26, 2018
Purchased
8 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Worked for the job
Needed to make awards that slot-fitted together. Was looking for something precise, easily adjustable AND safe to cut the slots. The tenoning jig worked exactly as I needed it to. I did have to square it and adjust it when I got it out of the box, but as long as you understand the basic principles of adjustment, then you should be fine.
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July 13, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Perfect tool
For over 40 years I have cut tenons by holding the wood on edge and sliding it by the blade in a scary fashion. I thought it might be better and safer to finally buy a tenoning jig. My luck that the one I chose was the Rockler product. The piece I am working on required 16 tenons and they were cut to perfection with my new heavy-duty Rocker jig.
May 11, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Works great! Easy to set up and makes accurate cuts.
May 4, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
I like it.
The heavy duty tenoning jig arrived yesterday and I am very happy with it. I did have a bit of trouble getting it to work on my 50+ year old 10 inch Craftsman table saw, but when I attached a 5 by 6 inch by 3/4 inch plate over the original face plate everything came into the right specs. (There are 4 holes already drilled in the face plate and I used #10 by 3/4 inch screws to mount the 3/4 thick inch AZAK plate.) The face plate now can touch the saw blade, the set screw stop now works, the guide is now able to adjust to zero and I have 2 inches to work with. I am very happy with the workmanship of the jig and it is very easy and safe to use. I do appreciate the fine adjustment knob. Yes, I do recommend this jig. A great replacement for my homemade wooden jig.
April 19, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Well worth the price
I have seen some reviews nit pick this like it was a $2000 commercial tenoning jig. I almost passed up on it and stayed with my home made jig. Glad I didn't. Easy assembly and alignment {Yes, the instructions could be better). It works great and is easy to change configurations. I use it a lot in making Honey bee equipment.
March 22, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
make frames
Roger K on Aug 24, 2019
Wanted to start using tenon joinery. Figured a jig would be the best way to go.
John C on Aug 19, 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
looks like the heaviest jig available that is good
leighton k on Mar 5, 2019
From a safety aspect this is a No Brainier choice.
I have made many cuts standing board up on end up against a fence with Saw Blade raised up a inch or 2 trying to do just this type of cut.and will make this cut again often.
So this takes the chance of Finger Loss or damage out of Equation
Doug M on Feb 24, 2019
Need jig to make rails for porch
Brian A on Feb 22, 2019
Durable, craftsmanship, ease of use, cost, availablet.
James K on Dec 15, 2018
I have made a commitment to myself to build furniture during retirement and need accurate, substantial tools to produce beautiful results.
Aaron K on Nov 29, 2018
needed it
Bill F B on Nov 18, 2018
Good reviews; price almost good
Robert E on Sep 20, 2018
Various
Gilbert C on Sep 20, 2018
I am making cabinet doors and need accurate tenons on the rails. This has good reviews and appears to be capable of making precise cuts.
Paul S on Sep 18, 2018
For shallow decorative angle planes on box lid tops.
Joel Fred W on Aug 16, 2018
I need to make some tables for house and I'd prefer mortise and tennon joints vs pocket screws. After looking at several options, this seems to be the most cost effective for me as a DIY'er.
Bob M on May 21, 2018
Email
Robert R on Apr 14, 2018
sale
ken o on Apr 13, 2018
for the value looks worth it
we will see
DAN P on Apr 13, 2018
Good reviews and a good price to enhance joinery projects!
Nat H on Apr 13, 2018
Want to make tenons consistent and easier.
Forrest L on Mar 12, 2018
just needed a jig
Edward K on Mar 11, 2018
For project requiring over 40 tenons...
Louisa A on Feb 25, 2018
I need one
ROBERT Y on Feb 19, 2018
Looked reasonable,price and reviews overall.
Chris E on Jan 24, 2018
Reviews indicated that it is a good product
James B on Jan 11, 2018
furniture maker
donald l h on Jan 1, 2018
I have been wanting one of these for quite a while and the Sale Price made me order it.
KeithWSr on Jan 1, 2018
Cast iron construction, midrange in price of all the others on the market. Have purchased a lot of Rockler products in the past and have been happy with all of them.
Reid T on Jan 1, 2018
A class on mortise and tenon was given by Frisco store. In this class we used both this jig and the Jet Mortise machine. After learning how to use both, I now own both.
Robert B on Dec 3, 2017
A Christmas Gift
Kathi A on Dec 2, 2017
I wanted a good grip on hardwood tenoning slats.
Patrick P on Nov 24, 2017
I have made jigs in the past but it is hard to get everything to cut and hold your workpeice square.
Scott S on Oct 23, 2017
best quality, good reviews, in stock
Emory S on Oct 18, 2017
Needed to cut mortis and tenon joints.
Roger W on Mar 29, 2017
I Do a lot of Tinon Work
Rodger C on Feb 25, 2017
Making small raised panels for boxes and this jig will work
Bill W on Aug 23, 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
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 C 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
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.
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
What is the max. vertical cut that can be made under the crossbars?
Arthur C on Feb 4, 2018
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 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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
Will it work with an old Delta saw?
Jay R on Apr 16, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Good tool should not be a problem on your saw. The tool is tricky to set up need to play around with the set up
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
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
At the rear side of the jig there is a lever that allows the supporting plate to rotate to the left. The rotation allowed is less than 45 degrees. What's the reason for this?

Also, when cutting an angled tenon is it better to move the plate to the left for the second (rightmost) cut? Or should one make the rightmost cut and then use a piece of scrap to shim the workpiece out to the right for the second cut? I imagine both would work and am asking what other jig users habitually do.
Eric F on Jul 28, 2017