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Rockler Cross Lap Jig

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Rockler Cross Lap Jig

When you need to cut multiple lap joints with uniform spacing, reach for our Cross Lap Jig. Screw it to your miter gauge and use it with your table saw and a dado stack to cut the half-lap joints for anything with a wooden grid: lattice, wine racks, grilles/mullions for glass doors, and torsion boxes for your workbenches and table tops. The jig's indexing key is width-adjustable for stock ranging from 1/8'' to 3/4'' wide. The distance from the indexing key to the blade determines the spacing of your grid, and is easily adjustable with the ergonomic knobs. Simply make your cut, push the key into the kerf you just made, then make the next cut.


Features:

  • Machines the interlocking dadoes for cross lap or half-lap joints
  • Great for latticework, wine racks, torsion boxes, shoji screens and more
  • Indexing key for fast, repeatable cuts, and precise spacing in fixed increments
  • Width of indexing key is microadjustable for stock from 1/8'' to 3/4'' wide (to match width of dado)
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More Information
Brand Rockler
Weight 2.6500
Tech Spec
  • Range of Stock Widths (width of stickwork when viewing assembled grid face-on): 1/8'' to 3/4''
  • Minimum Thickness of Assembled Grid/Lattice: 1/2''
  • Maximum Thickness of Assembled Grid/Lattice: 2x the height of your dado stack
  • Fence Material: MDF with melamine coating
  • Microadjuster Material: Glass-filled nylon
  • Indexing Pin Material: Aluminum
  • Indexing Pin Height: 0.2''
Technical Documents
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Very easy to set up and use
I opened the pack early this afternoon, and four hours later have completed two 6 board x 6 board cross-lap grids for small torsion boxes to mount power tools on. Very easy to learn, clear instructions and a useful online calculator.

A word of advice - if you are making a cross lap grid where the dimensions are not quite equal (eg 26" x 24") be aware that this increases the width of the opening in the sacrificial fence and you will get blowout on the second batch of boards. No big deal for a torsion box, but challenging if the grid will be seen. Be prepared to manufacture multiple sacrificial fences to prevent blowout when working with cross lap boards of different lengths
January 12, 2019
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Easy to use and good price
I dedicated an inca miter gauge to the jig and set it up for the cross lap I am using and went to work. Easy set up and operation
January 9, 2019
Purchased
4 weeks ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
cross lap jig
Makes the process very easy
January 8, 2019
Purchased
4 weeks ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
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Looked interesting and I want to try a torsion bar build and a couple of wine racks for friends.
Paul P on Jan 12, 2019
I have a project that this will be good for
Paul F on Jan 11, 2019
Looked interesting and I want to try a torsion bar build and a couple of wine racks for friends.
Paul P on Jan 12, 2019
This will help with larger projects that the box jigs cannot.
Shawn A on Jan 11, 2019
I have a project that this will be good for
Paul F on Jan 11, 2019
Looked like a good tool... Simple want to make some trivets for my daughters and girlfriend but will be starting to think of other opportunities...
Rick R on Jan 11, 2019
Great Product for the Average Wood Worker
Paul H on Jan 11, 2019
good idea for a time saving device
JHC I on Jan 9, 2019
looks like a quality tool.
Donald D on Jan 6, 2019
I need tool boxes I have some hard wood I thought some finger joints would look good on them with this jig I can make the finger joints very well and different size with only one jig.
Kristopher M on Jan 4, 2019
Am planning to make drawers with box joints, and I think this item will do the trick.
Danny B on Jan 3, 2019
Appears to be a versatile tool and easy to use.
Jerry H on Jan 3, 2019
I'd like to try and build the modern coffee table referenced in the video.
Harris C on Jan 3, 2019
NEED TO DO SOME CROSS LAP WORK
Bill B on Jan 2, 2019
Making a torsion box. Also, I want to explore if it is viable to use for making box joints.
ND on Jan 2, 2019
For a project
Martin T on Jan 1, 2019
Woodworking gift
James T on Jan 1, 2019
So I can build a Table Top.
Robert B on Jan 1, 2019
it looks like it is very easy to use
claude h on Dec 31, 2018
Project coming up that I can use this for making dividers in a jewelry box.
Jeff B on Dec 31, 2018
Going to make bench (plan free from Rockler) using cross lap joints
Howard B on Dec 30, 2018
Can't wait to try this new jig.
Fran S on Dec 30, 2018
You have crosslap worktop plan and I want to build yet plan
Allen R on Dec 30, 2018
Building lattice for Arbors
Thomas B on Dec 30, 2018
I do this by hand now and if this works it should save me tome.
RICHARD C on Dec 30, 2018
Want to make even space notches.
Mary L on Dec 28, 2018
It will give me the precision I need on my lap joints for several of the pieces I make.
Catherine N on Dec 28, 2018
Ease of set up
Gary H on Dec 28, 2018
Need to build torsion table
Edward L B on Dec 27, 2018
I have been a customer of yours for many, many years and have always been more than just pleased with your tools, ideas and service. Thank you and keep on doing what you do so well.

Norm Madden, resident of both Florida and North Carolina.
Norman M on Dec 25, 2018
I have a jig that I have made, but it is difficult to set. This seems much easier to use and should save time.
Jerry J on Dec 25, 2018
Handy tool for making mailbox type shelves.
Timothy P on Dec 25, 2018
I am a finish carpenter/remodeler and this jig will come in very useful.
PJ B on Dec 21, 2018
Would be helpful in making some gifts down the road.
Arthur S on Dec 20, 2018
Great tool need for my projects
Roger T on Dec 19, 2018
Will use in construction of beehives.
Russ S on Dec 18, 2018
Looks useful for my needs at a reasonable price.
Barry M on Dec 18, 2018
This will be perfect for a project I'm working on.
John S on Dec 16, 2018
I make a lot of boxes and I am hopeful that this will make my corner laps easier.
Patrick M on Dec 13, 2018
More accurate cuts.
Carl F on Dec 13, 2018
Need a dado blade and Freud is a great product 10 in table saw
LARRY P on Dec 12, 2018
This item was requested as a gift.
PENNY P on Dec 11, 2018
Making tables with cross wine racks .
Raul C on Dec 9, 2018
Quicker easier set up to do a bit more in production
For lap joints
Mark A on Dec 7, 2018
A jig that will help with upcoming projects
GEORGE C on Dec 7, 2018
to make wine rack
Rebecca J on Dec 7, 2018
In making latticework especially in longer pieces more accurate cuts.Will update later.
MICHAEL K on Dec 1, 2018
interested in the deign and have ideas for projects
Bruce M on Nov 28, 2018
NEEDED FOR PROJECT
BOB H on Nov 25, 2018
It’s a gift.
Andrea I on Nov 23, 2018
End tables
John M on Nov 23, 2018
This will help with larger projects that the box jigs cannot.
Shawn A on Jan 11, 2019
Looked like a good tool... Simple want to make some trivets for my daughters and girlfriend but will be starting to think of other opportunities...
Rick R on Jan 11, 2019
Can this jig also be used to make finger joints or box joints? It seems like it would work for them as well.
greg s on Aug 8, 2018
Can you this to make box joints with this jig?
andy v on Aug 9, 2018
Can I download the calculator for the lap jig?
Gdocanndoc G on Aug 9, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The cross lap calculator is currently hosted online only.
Is the jig fence replaceable? It seems it would not take to long to fill it up with notches.
Duane H on Aug 12, 2018
BEST ANSWER: We do not sell replacement fences. However, there are instructions and dimensions to make a new fence in the product manual.

Our Rockler T-Slot Cutter Router Bit - 5/8" Dia x 3/16" H x 1/2" Shank (Item 26099) will provide the correct slot for this jig.
Does this jig require a dado stack or can it be done with a single blade and multiple passes?
Brian B on Oct 14, 2018
BEST ANSWER: A dado stack would seem absolutely necessary for uniform width and spacing for each successive half-lap cut. It's not obvious to me how -- after making a single-blade cut -- you would accurately slide the unit to widen the cut further with multiple passes.
Can you use this with a sliding miter saw that has a depth-stop, or on table saws only (my table saw's miter gauge is pretty bad)?
Jim A on Jan 11, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Technically you could, but it would be way more trouble than just using a stop block and probably a waste of money. It's really designed to be attached to a miter gauge. As long as your gauge is perpendicular to the blade you'd be fine.
Can this be used for finger joins?
Carl G on Nov 17, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Absolutely, it works, no doubt. There is only one potential problem to keep in mind: if you are working on a long strip consider that a small error at the initial setup will multiply as you move along, so you may have to readjust your measurements.
What is the width of the miter gauge track slide slot?
BENJAMIN H on Dec 30, 2018
BEST ANSWER: You attach it to your own miter gauge. One is not included.
Am a newly woodworking. For scale from 1 to 10 how hard is this item to use?
Ruben F on Nov 6, 2018
BEST ANSWER: At 5. Actually a walk in the park.
Does this work on right tilt saws?
steven s on Jan 2, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes, but it is important that the blade be square to the table and work piece. Tilting the blade will result in a very poor fit at best.
Can this jig be used for other than pure perpendicular joints?
Jim R on Aug 13, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The simple answer is "yes" but bear in mind that if you notched each piece in an identical manner (as you would for a square 90-degree grid), you would end up with a parallelogram after assembly.
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