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Rockler Magnetic Jointer Jig

Magnetic bars hold blades in place for for fast and precise jointer blade set up.
Item #
34099
Rating:
92% of 100

Setting knives on jointer cutter heads just got easier! Magnetic bars hold jointer knives in place flush with the outfeed table on any 6" to 8" jointer bed. This jig is much quicker and easier than working with dial indicators. Allows quick shifting of knives to avoid damage and extend blade life. Solid steel construction.

(1) Rockler Magnetic Jointer Jig
More Information
Manufacturer Part Number TAJ-S-6M
Weight 0.9500
Type Positioning
4.6 / 5.0
81 Reviews
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Easy and exact
Spent too many hours setting knives on my 4" Rockwell Jointer so I decided to give this a go. Knowing how easy it is with this jig, I'd have paid double.
May 27, 2020
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
A must have jig
This is the greatest tool for aligning the cutting blades on a jointer I have seen in years. You need to know several things before you buy one. First, you get what you pay for. The cheaper ones are plastic with the magnets glued in place. The $40 one is all metal. Second, you must clean out the area where the cutters are fastened. Third, you must follow the directions and use a good quality square to make the marks on the Jointer’s fence when locating top dead center of the first cutter. When this tdc is located, scribe the line on the fence that lines up with the line on the jig. This will assure tdc on the remaining blades. Do not move the position of the outfeed table after aligning the first cutter. When tightening the cutters, start inboard and work your way out. Make sure all cutters are in line from the ends. I believe that all the negative reviews are from people who didn’t follow the directions.
May 24, 2020
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Must have for straight knife jointer
This jig saves so much time and frustration. If your jointer has straight knives, then this is a must have.
May 21, 2020
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Awesome Product
I actually borrowed one of these from a friend last time I was changing out the blades on my joiner. It helped out so much that I just went and purchased one myself.
April 12, 2020
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
Works great and makes setting blade height accurately much easier.
December 24, 2019
Purchased
6 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Jig eliminates waves or ridges in jointed boards
I needed the jointer knives replaced on my 6” Jet jointer. I’ve been having jointer blade waves or ridges on my jointed boards for some time which means the edges of the blades aren’t at the same height. The magnetic jointer jig was easy to set up. I installed new blades and have had no more jointer waves.
September 23, 2019
Purchased
8 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Best jointer jig on the market
Straight forward and easy to use. Blade changes are much easier, and fast. Blade changes only take me 10-15 min now, and that's just taking it slow and easy. ??
September 16, 2019
Purchased
9 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Great jig
Great tool, setup old Craftsman jointer in about 10 minutes and it's producing great results. The hardest part of using the jig was finding the very top of travel of the knifes: once I got that correct it was very easy to reproduce the result on the others.
July 23, 2019
Purchased
11 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Great tool
Great tool for setting jointer knives and really well built
May 24, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Rockler Magnetic Jointer Jig
Well worth the money for the time and aggravation it saves.
May 11, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
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Why did you choose this?
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I like items that help with safety.
Svonne S on Apr 30, 2020
Trial and error does not work with joiner blades
Patrick L on Apr 27, 2020
I like items that help with safety.
Svonne S on Apr 30, 2020
Convenience
Angelo M on Apr 29, 2020
Trial and error does not work with joiner blades
Patrick L on Apr 27, 2020
Replaced my knives without one and now everything is slanted!!
B-max on Apr 21, 2020
good reviews
Tom R on Apr 20, 2020
Facing having planer knives sharpened
Steven C on Apr 16, 2020
Need to replace blades on planer and reviews are great
Carl on Apr 15, 2020
Hopefully to ease installation of knives
D J on Apr 12, 2020
I need to replace my blades and make sure the blades are square.
Jimmy N on Apr 8, 2020
all good reviews of this product
Ian G on Apr 6, 2020
looks like it will make aligning blades easier
Eric R on Feb 29, 2020
All reviews were great. I’ll need to change joiner knives sooner or later good sale price and free shipping
Thomas on Feb 28, 2020
Recommended by a friend to take the stress out of installing sharpened knives.
Jason F on Feb 22, 2020
the reviews indicated the product worked well.
Tim O on May 6, 2019
Ease of operation
Brent W on Mar 28, 2019
Purchased to make setting joiner blades easier.
Larry W on Mar 14, 2019
need to set two plane blades
Mike M on Mar 10, 2019
Just saw this in the latest catalog and think it will make changing the blades far easier.<br />A great idea. I always delay changing blades because it is such a hassle getting them re-set.
P W on Mar 8, 2019
I picked this item because it makes changing blades more accurate and easier.
James H on Mar 1, 2019
Because of its positive reviews.
Hector G on Nov 14, 2018
It seems to fit the job.
Hank on Mar 18, 2018
I wanted a quicker setup when reinstalling my joiner knives
Christopher S on Mar 12, 2018
I'm restoring an old jointer and love (the idea of) how simple the magnetic jig makes setting the blades. I'm looking forward trying it out!
Christopher V on Jan 2, 2018
I recently purchased a used jointer and need to reset the blades after sharpening. I've read reviews of this tool and watched videos - it looks like it will be helpful. Rockler's price is competitive.
Chris H on Dec 12, 2017
will be easier than trail and error using straight edge
jesse l on Jul 25, 2017
One way to set blades I'm hoping it works for me
Charles F on Jun 20, 2017
ease and faster time resetting blades after sharpening, replacing.
edward s on Jun 3, 2017
because I needed this to set the blades on my jointer
David M on Apr 26, 2017
I wanted something that would help me set my jointer knives, since I have a wet-sharpening system to sharpen them now.
Brad H on Mar 12, 2017
Wanted to make the job of setting jointer knives easier.
Jeffrey H on Mar 12, 2017
easy to replace sharpened knives on my very old jointer
Jim on Feb 20, 2017
To set up new blades in my jointer.
I. Daniel B on Jan 31, 2017
needed to reset my joiner blades and this looks as good as any to do the job.
Kevin G on Jan 25, 2017
This worked very well for setting my Jointer blades
jnmakin on Dec 26, 2016
Doesn't everybody need to change/sharpen blades
Tim S on Nov 13, 2016
need a easer way to set up my knife on my jointer
jason m on Sep 17, 2016
help set jointer knives.
Joseph J on Aug 28, 2016
I wanted it
hardy h on Aug 10, 2016
i purchased this because I already have one but can't find it. May have loaned it out. And I need to change out my jointer blades.
William H on Aug 3, 2016
best way to set jointer blades !!!!
Danny B on Jun 6, 2016
To keep from spending too much time and getting entirely frustrated setting up my jointer blades. Been there, done that, just wore out the t-shirt.
Kenneth C on May 14, 2016
Need for joiner
Vernon J on Apr 2, 2016
hoping it will eliminate the fuss of setting my knives with zero tolerances, and quickly.
Curt H on Mar 18, 2016
I need it to set a my sharpened jointer knives.
Kenneth M on Feb 22, 2016
My jointer has a single 8 inch blade. This makes it so much easier to set it to the proper height when changing or replacing a blade. Before, I would always tend to get one side a hair higher than the other.
Sherri P on Feb 20, 2016
Best price available
Tamara S on Feb 6, 2016
Needed to set knives on old jointer before selling it.
Dave S on Feb 2, 2016
so that i will be able to set my jointer knives after sharpening
GARTH L on Jan 21, 2016
Speed up reseating and aligning sharpened blades
navydiver on Jan 1, 2016
easy set up.
Mrpeepers on Dec 29, 2015
Convenience
Angelo M on Apr 29, 2020
Replaced my knives without one and now everything is slanted!!
B-max on Apr 21, 2020
I have a very old atlas jointer. Of course I've never used one, and I need to reset the blades because I'm getting a lot of snipe. Will this work for vintage jointers? Thanks!!
Heather T on Dec 16, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I have a Delta 6 inch and I was having problems also until I used this jig and now no more problems. It is very easy to use. Magnets hold it to the outfeed table and magnets hold the knives at the correct height. tighten the screws and you are good to go. Easy to follow instructions.
I have an old craftsman jointer will this work to set my knives?
Jim on Jan 1, 2017
BEST ANSWER: craftsman has made numerous model over the yearsso without knowing what you have I can't say for sure. However, the model I have is six years old and is a 6" table. these jigs worked fine on that particular one.Sorry i can't be more specific.
Is the body made of steel or polycarbonate?
Amac47 on Jan 2, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I just checked the assembly with a magnet; everything on the unit is steel.
Will this unit adjust down to accomadate a 4" jointer.....some do?
Greg P on Feb 13, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I see no reason that the jig would not adjust to a 4" jointer.
Step 3 (fig 1) of the instructions for this jig has us find the top center of the currently installed knife using a straight edge. We then draw a line on the fence so the scribed line on the jig can be aligned with that line we drew on the fence. It seems to me that this top center line we are finding and then marking on the fence is only accurate if the current knife is installed correctly. If the knife is too low, it will not contact the straight edge, if the knife is exactly at the correct height, the line we draw on the fence will be correct, but if the knife is installed too high, the line will be wrong as the knife will contact the straight edge before top center is reached. Am I missing something or do my knives have to be installed exactly right to establish the line on the fence so the jig can be aligned correctly for the first knife change? Also, Step 4, Fig. 2 has us draw another line on the fence further back on the outfeed table so the other scribe mark on the jig aligns with it. Why?
Greg D on Aug 3, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Hi Greg,
I am not an expert with this device, but I have used mine a couple of times. I have not encountered the exact problem you are describing. However, it seems to me, that if you rest your straight edge on the infeed table so that the end of the straight edge extends over the cutter knives, you should be able to overcome this problem. Once you have positioned the straight edge over a cutter knife, you can rotate the cutter wheel to maximize the height of the knife. You may have to adjust the height of your infeed table as well, in order to accomplish this. Hopefully this will help. Good Luck!
Will this work on my 4 Inch jointer?
A shopper on Sep 1, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It should work as long as you can remove the blade guard and/or the fence, since the jig is made to expand out to an 8" table.
could it work with a 10 in jointer ? What is the limitation ?
Miguel M on May 7, 2018
BEST ANSWER: My guess is that it could, but not positive since I only have a 6" one. Don't see any reason it couldn't, but I have not had to use mine for a while either.
Is there a tool like this that could be used on a13 inch planer?
janice h on Aug 15, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I would say no! A jointer has an indeed table and an out feed table. The out feed table in conjunction with the fence (not part of a jointer) is used for the high point of each blade!. The planner is a constant adjustment every time you take a cut! The jointer usually has limited adjustment! Hope this helps, my Dewalt Planner has two magnetic blade setters that are used for blade height, they work in a similar fashion, but it is a different design withe the same result!
Has anyone used this on a Ridgid jointer?
Christian M on Jan 20, 2016
BEST ANSWER: no, but I don't know why it would not work on any jointer.
Are the bars that contact the blades made of steel or brass?
David K on Sep 25, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The bars are steel
Does this work with spring loaded knives? My old (1998) craftsman has two spring under each knife
Dave I on Sep 3, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes it does I have a jet planner and it works great
will this work with carbide tipped jointer blades?
Rick D on Nov 8, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Tungsten Carbide has very low magnetic properties. The Tungsten Carbide inserts on your jointer knives are probably blazed to the steel blades! The Rockler Jig has a relatively strong magnet so it may work. You should be ~1/8" or less to the magnetic steel, try it, it may work!
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