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Make strong, tight-fitting box joints on your router table—great for small- to medium-sized boxes!

Rockler Router Table Box Joint Jig

Item #
59032
Rating:
78% of 100
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Rockler Router Table Box Joint Jig

Box joints are strong and attractive, and with the help of our Router Table Box Joint Jig, they're also straightforward to make. This jig uses precision-machined solid brass indexing keys to ensure uniform finger spacing and an airtight fit. Keys are included for three finger widths: 1/4'', 3/8'' and 1/2'', and can be used with stock up to 3/4'' thick. The smooth-sliding sled features long ''skis'' that keep it square to the bit and tabs on the bottom that stop the sled at the end of the cut. Lock it into the miter slot of your table with our comfortable Easy-to-Grip knobs and you're ready to rout.


Features:

  • Solid brass indexing keys ensure uniform spacing and tight finger joints
  • Indexing keys store neatly in slots behind the sled
  • Comfortable ergonomic knobs lock platform into 3/4'' miter slot
  • Sled is made of durable glass-filled nylon, slides smoothly and provides ample support
  • Sacrificial MDF fence face helps control tearout
  • Dimensionally stable MDF platform has low-friction melamine coating for easy sliding and durability
  • Requires a straight router bit (sold separately) to match the size of the indexing key. Up-cut spiral bits deliver the cleanest cuts and help prevent blowout.
(1) Melamine-coated MDF platform
(2) Soft-grip knobs with miter track hardware
(1) Glass-filled nylon sled
(1) Sacrificial fence face
(1) 1/4'' brass indexing key
(1) 3/8'' brass indexing key
(1) 1/2'' brass indexing key
(1) Set of Instructions
More Information
Brand Rockler
Weight 3.7000
Tech Spec
  • Platform Dimensions: 10-3/4'' x 11-1/2'' x 1/2'' thick
  • Platform Material: MDF with melamine coating
  • Sled Material: Glass-filled nylon
  • Compatible Miter Slot: 3/8'' x 3/4''
  • Finger Joint Widths: 1/4'', 3/8'', 1/2''
  • Maximum Stock Thickness: 3/4''
  • Router Table Compatibility: Near edge of router table's miter track must be between 4-1/2'' and 6-1/4'' from the center of the router bit
Technical Documents
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Very good purchase. Will be used often
April 21, 2019
Purchased
3 weeks ago
Table Router Box Joint Jig
I went into this knowing that I would need to make some small mods to make this jig work with my old Craftsman router table. I had to lengthen the two slots for the 5-star knobs by about an inch to allow adjusting the jig forward toward the router bit. The jig's two sleds that run on the table's router miter slot were about 1/8" too high so I took an old table saw miter bar that fits the table perfectly and drilled it to attach the two 5-star knobs & bolts. Also had to modify the router table by cutting two one-inch long slots to allow for adjusting. Works great after that! Great product!
Modified an old table saw miter sled bar
Elongated slots to allow adjusting the jig toward the router bit.
Able to adjust for perfect cuts now!
April 20, 2019
Purchased
1 week ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Rockler Box Jig
Easy, fun and accurate highly recommend for anyone
Rockler made easy and I felt safe using it.    A must for beginners
Rockler made easy and I felt safe using it. A must for beginners
April 14, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
Excellent jig for the money!
The Rockler box joint jig is absolutely perfect for my needs! Only thing I needed to do was drill a hole for the rotor lift. Was an easy fix! Action is nice and smooth, I put .100 shim under the sacrficial fence to assure easy sliding movement. Joints were perfect right out of the box!, no adjustment was necessary. I am very pleased with this product.
April 2, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
router table box joint jig
This is my third Rockler box joint jig over the last 10 years. I constantly use them on big and small projects with excellent results. Once set up they are easy and fast to use.Unfortunately they wear out. The sled could be a little taller on the latest model. I would recommend it.
April 2, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Great investment!
This the best investment I've made for my shop since I started wood working. It fits my Bosch RA1171 router table with no problem.
March 21, 2019
Purchased
7 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
Box Joint Jig
I have a dovetail jig already and wanted to add the box joint to my jig assortment in case I decided to make something where box joints would be more appropriate.

When the jig came in, I immediately set it up for my router table and found it to be well fitting and solid when clamped in. Although I have not used it yet, I'm looking forward to it. If it's a Rockler product, I expect it to work as advertised.
January 21, 2019
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Easy as pie box joints
Works great makes nice box joint
January 10, 2019
Purchased
4 months ago
Very good jig.
I have tried several jigs for box joints with unsatisfactory results. Finally I found one that works well.
January 3, 2019
Purchased
5 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Well Worth the Money
This jig is fantastic. I just finished making eight box drawers for an oak desk I’m building. They fit together perfectly and really make each box look like it was professionally made. I love it.
January 3, 2019
Purchased
4 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
For projects
Darrell W on Apr 24, 2019
Want to build some boxes for Christmas.
Rebecca M on Apr 21, 2019
For projects
Darrell W on Apr 24, 2019
After watching a few videos, the jig looks easy to use and should help be in some projects I have planned.
L E on Apr 24, 2019
Want to build some boxes for Christmas.
Rebecca M on Apr 21, 2019
It seems to be of good quality and the price is right .
LEO N on Apr 20, 2019
I want to make small Boxes and it looks like it would work good!
Donald C on Apr 18, 2019
Perfect for making decorative boxes and the price is right
B R on Apr 10, 2019
I saw it on you tube
Rodney H on Apr 7, 2019
FOr the cost it made sense to buy vs make this jig.
Dennis on Apr 7, 2019
Reasonable price. Seems straightforward.
Brett N on Apr 7, 2019
Ease of use
, quick and easy set up
David H on Apr 6, 2019
Good Company to do business with.
Barnie J on Apr 5, 2019
Good reviews and many boxes to do
Michael F on Apr 5, 2019
I have another tool for this, a ShopSmith, but this one will do the same job much quicker.
Alan D on Apr 1, 2019
It looks reliable and would help me make a quality product.
Tom D on Mar 30, 2019
Wanted to start making small boxes and other projects.
John R on Mar 27, 2019
Looks like the easiest to use
Jada C on Mar 23, 2019
to make boxes
Benjamin K on Mar 21, 2019
New project
srimikey on Mar 15, 2019
Simplicity of operation and price
James P on Mar 14, 2019
I tried making my own jig, and it didn't work out well at all! After watching the video, and seeing the price of the Rockler jig, I decided it would be well worth it, especially with the free shipping promotion. I am also well aware of Rocklers fantastic reputation.
Mark D on Mar 12, 2019
Freiburg has oneused it and loved it got one for myself.
Tom P on Mar 7, 2019
I'm planning to do box joints for a box to hold CDs
Laurence Z on Mar 2, 2019
Friend recommended
Les on Mar 1, 2019
Because it comes from Rockler and they are dependable
THOMAS M on Feb 24, 2019
Very highly rated in Wood Magazine
James C on Feb 19, 2019
Price & construction
Ronald B on Feb 17, 2019
To make boxes
John O on Feb 16, 2019
practical use
Nicholas Rostas G on Feb 12, 2019
Wanted a good way to make boxes.
Dean R on Feb 11, 2019
easy of use
R p on Feb 11, 2019
Want to get into joinery.
Sydney D on Feb 10, 2019
Looks like a nice jig and keeps me from having to buy additional tools and parts to make my own.
Thomas T on Feb 7, 2019
Easier box joints
Steve on Jan 30, 2019
I like the looks of finger jointing. Next to dovetails, they are the best. Also, I'm just not that great at making jigs.
John S on Jan 25, 2019
Price and design. Saw it on a utube video and liked it
Thomas L on Jan 21, 2019
Reviews
Robert R on Jan 18, 2019
Saw it on YouTube looks very promising
Jim G on Jan 15, 2019
Easy to use and makes tight joints!
Steven K. C on Jan 15, 2019
gift
J S on Jan 14, 2019
Ease of operation
Charles T on Jan 11, 2019
My son-in-law wanted it.
Karen S on Jan 8, 2019
read about it in woodworker magazine and I am making a lot of box joints.
ROY H on Jan 8, 2019
Home workshop
Donald F on Jan 5, 2019
To complement the Router table I purchased.
Francis M on Jan 4, 2019
Just what I need to make a Hope Chest for my granddaughters.
Gordon H on Dec 31, 2018
My dad requested this.
Jennifer F on Dec 22, 2018
It is on my husband's Christmas wish list. :)
Rachel A on Dec 21, 2018
Need to construct some small boxes and reviews indicated it was easy to setup & use with great results.
K O on Dec 20, 2018
Because I'm no good with a hand held router
ThomasWeaver R on Dec 18, 2018
present for hubby
Cynthia B on Dec 11, 2018
After watching a few videos, the jig looks easy to use and should help be in some projects I have planned.
L E on Apr 24, 2019
It seems to be of good quality and the price is right .
LEO N on Apr 20, 2019
How do you make the first cut?
Ivan T on Apr 30, 2018
BEST ANSWER: You first need to make your three spacers 1/4, 3/8, and 1/2 inch for the setup between the brass bar and the router bit. first slide piece against bar and cut. next put the spacer you made against tthe brass bar, and the next piece against the spacer and then the rest is just cut .
Write-up says for "3/4 inch miter slot". Does it mean 3/8?
ChetP on Apr 9, 2018
BEST ANSWER: 3/4" Wide, 3/8" Deep miter slot.
Will this work on a kreg Precision Benchtop Router Table, prs2100?
Lynn V on Apr 24, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes thats what I use.
Will it fit on a Bosch RA1181 router table?
Bill on May 16, 2018
BEST ANSWER: It should be adjustable to any router top as long as it has a miter slot.
This jig fits nicely in the slot on my Bosch router table but tightening the five star knobs only stops the guides from moving on the jig. It does nothing to stop the jig from going side to side in the table slot. Is there some other piece or part I need to stop the guides from moving in the table slot?
BamaTony on May 16, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Add some tape the slot. It will tighten it up.
Does this fit a DELTA 43-505 Router/Shaper?
dennis on Aug 26, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Sorry I have no idea if it will work, I use it on a Kreg router table
What is the largest size box you can make with this jig?
S N on Jun 15, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Actually you are limited to the overhead room in your shop, provided you make each cut with the piece tightley against the brass guide. I have done a 2 ' x 4' box with my jig. I guess it also depends on how accurate your set up spacer is. Lots of luck!
What is the best router bit to use with this box joint jig? A up cut or down cut spiral bit or a straight bit?
lester m on May 16, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Upcut Carbide bit. Steel bits will dull and overheat quickly.
Will this work on a Rockler Trim Router Table? Thank you!
Misha T on Dec 2, 2018
Rockler Router Table Box Joint Jig
Rockler Router Table Box Joint Jig
Rockler Trim Router Table
Rockler Trim Router Table
BEST ANSWER: The Box Joint Jig anchors to a 3/4" miter track, which the Trim Router Table does not have. You may want to consider the Rockler Convertible Benchtop Router Table.
Are the indexing Keys compatible with the old rockler box joint jig?on that model, the indexing is done with long bars that are a pain to store as to swap out. The keys look to be a smart enhancement, but I don't want to buy a whole new jig. And if they are, can I purchase the keys by themselves?
Douglas C on Jun 25, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Unfortunately I have no experience with the older jig, so to be fair I cannot accurately answer your question.
Will this jig work with my Bench Dog router table?
Dennis S on May 4, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes.
Will this jig work on the Sawstop inline router table?
O T on Jul 14, 2018
Will this jig fit on all router tables?
Larry H on Jun 30, 2018
BEST ANSWER: This jig should work with most router tables that have a 3/4 inch track. Easy to set-up work and the brass fingers are accurate. Rich M
Is tear out a problem with this jig?
Stephen L on Mar 17, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I've used it on Hard Maple, Walnut, Red Oak without a great deal of difficulty. Make sure to trial on scrap wood and make sure adjustments are TIGHT (for repeatability). Take it slow and easy. I like the way it uses TWO miter slots feeding into the router bit for stability. Results were better than I'd had using a similar jig (one miter slot) on my table saw. I believe a worthwhile buy considering the quality of the parts. The board on the jig face can be replaced when and if needed.
Does this work only on Rockler tables? Can I use it on my Craftsman table?
Arne S on Jun 15, 2018
BEST ANSWER: This works fine on my Kreg table. As long as the table has a standard mitre slot and the slot is no more than 7 inches from your router opening or the position of the router bit when it is above the table.
Will this work with a WoodCraft table?
Don D on Jun 25, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I'm not 100% sure of this but it should work on any router table with a groove for a miter gauge on the front edge. That's where the jig mount/secures to the table.

Good luck!
Will this fit a Bosch Router Table - RA1171?
Roberto P on Aug 19, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I have a Bosch RA1181 router table and the jig fits fine in it but make sure that it is properly tightened as specified in the installation instructions.
Will router and jig handle bamboo flooring?
David V on Jul 2, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Possibly, this jig is small, so if the pieces of flooring aren’t too long it should work. I find if the work pieces are over two feet long it’s difficult hold them in the jig to get accurate cuts.
Will this work on a Jessem router table?
Shawn on May 28, 2018
BEST ANSWER: If the Jessem router table meets all the specs laid out in the literature it'll work
Do you need more than one superficial backer board. As I read in the book it says to make 2 other backers so you have 3 backers of the 3 sizes of the pins, ?
William F on Jan 20, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes, you need one for each pin size. First so that each will fit snugly around the guide pin you are using and second to avoid tear-out in your workpiece. I would also recommend a new backer when you change the depth of cut to avoid tearout at the top of the cut.
Would this work on my Bosch router table?
B J on Nov 19, 2018
BEST ANSWER: It should. It works fine on my Kreg table.
Where can I find a class to learn this?????
Al on Sep 23, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I'm not aware of any classes being offered but you could check with your local Rockler store for one-on-one set up and use instructions. They're usually very helpful.
what is the best router bit to use with this jig?
Paul B on Sep 23, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I use upcut spiral bits. They can be kinda spendy, but a clean cut is important.
Will this jig work on a craftsman router table?
William B on Aug 17, 2018
BEST ANSWER: As per the specs of the box joint jig, Near edge of router table's miter track must be between 4-1/2'' and 6-1/4'' from the center of the router bit. Also the miter slot must measure 3/4 wide by 3/8 deep.. I have a royobi router table and the first spec was alright but the miter slot wasn't. I needed to modify the miter slot and rout a 1 inch slot to accept a rockler miter bar.
Would this jig work to put through dovetails in the face of the wood I am using to make a flag case?
Jeffrey L H on Jul 19, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Sorry this jig is only for finger joints. If your looking for a jig I do recommend checking out the dovetail jigs available at Rockler. They have different varieties. Hope this helps.
I have rocklers router table and the miter slot is farther away than the recommended distance by 1/8” -1/4” will I have a problem?
George W on Jul 16, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Not sure I understand your question but mine works great. I suggest you prep some scrap wood and play with it until your sure you understand how it works. Good idea to never trust instructions but follow them through at least once. Rye
How deep can slots be cut in the material using a stander router bit?
C. H on May 9, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Per the downloadable directions the maximum thickness is 1". That is also the length required for the fingers. Depth of finger cut is the thickness of the wood being used plus a very small amount so you can sand the fingers flush after assembly..
Anybody use this jig on a Rockler convertible router table?
Stephen L on Mar 14, 2019
BEST ANSWER: It works perfectly for me. If you use box joints a lot it is a must have too.
How do you tighten the joint? I use Yonico up bits.
Grizzly on Jan 28, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Sorry - I do NOT have this jig.
If a joint is to tight how do you make it fit?
wes s on Jan 14, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Light sanding