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Rockler Router Table Box Joint Jig

Make strong, tight-fitting box joints on your router table—great for small- to medium-sized boxes!
Item #
59032
Rating:
84% of 100

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
Notice: 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
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Weekend savior
NOTHING else needs to be said, buy you will wonder where have this job been all your dyi life. Awesome tool for want to be wood workers.
July 1, 2020
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
I love this jig
For making box joints. This jig is well worth the money. It is compact, and easy to set up. I would highly recommend getting the precision set up bars as well
Great jig
Great jig
June 28, 2020
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Great jig does its job all the time..
June 27, 2020
Purchased
1 month ago
Love it
Love it. Used to spend hours making my own jig
June 24, 2020
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
It’s a nice fixture that can be easily expanded upon.
June 5, 2020
Purchased
2 months ago
Box Joint Router Jig
Works well. Instructions could be better for setting up the cuts. I had a bit of a problem getting the edges to be flush on all four corners. Must be operator error or inability to understand the instructions (even with pictures!). I like that it has spacers for three sizes of router bit.
June 2, 2020
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Rocker box joint jig.
Just plain great. I was able to make a box first try. Great jig.
May 31, 2020
Purchased
2 months ago
Easy to set up and use
May 30, 2020
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Works Very Well
This jig is made well and the way it grips my portable router table is neat and effective. This jig works best on thinner, lighter woods. When trying to cut deeper slots in stock, I have had trouble with the wood "wandering" - a common issue for routers. It didn't always come out great when trying to make several passes either, but clamping the wood stock to the sled helped that a lot. Required a lot of trial and error for me, but I have made a couple really nice boxes with this jig.
May 28, 2020
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Beginning Woodworker
This jig works really well. The joints were tight and true, made a great box joint.
May 27, 2020
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
Liked how quick you can change out brass keys and easy set up
Tim D on Jul 1, 2020
Good reviews
Robert S on Jun 19, 2020
Liked how quick you can change out brass keys and easy set up
Tim D on Jul 1, 2020
Would like to use box joints on some new projects
Rickey S on Jun 27, 2020
Good reviews
Robert S on Jun 19, 2020
I have a project coming up that requires a lot of box joints
phil on Jun 19, 2020
good reviews
Richard A on Jun 14, 2020
Great item, saves a lot of time setting up a home made jig.
Ted on Jun 6, 2020
To make decorative boxes.
Michael D on Jun 2, 2020
Love the easy setup and onboard storage for my small shop and hobbys this is perfect.
Robinson V on Jun 2, 2020
Rockler jigs have Precision and durability I can depend on.
Laurie Ellis X on May 30, 2020
I want to make some perfect and clean box cuts.
Johnny H on May 29, 2020
Making box
Stephen D on May 22, 2020
I have the rockler table and wanted a precise jig
Darryl A on May 22, 2020
test it out.
E M on May 20, 2020
I want to learn to make box joints
John M on May 16, 2020
Want to make box joints on some boxes
Mark W on May 15, 2020
I usually spend 1 to 2 days setting up my own jigs, this will speed up production by at least ten fold
JOE T on May 12, 2020
Ease of use excellent price.
Bruce S on May 12, 2020
A friend had one he really liked.
Richard R on May 10, 2020
I researched box cut jigs and look forward to getting this one for the ease of use and versatility in sizes of cuts.
Andrea I on May 10, 2020
simplicity
JOSEPH H on May 9, 2020
Positive reviews, making drawers for Multiple cabinets, on sale.
Jerry G on May 8, 2020
Because I’m not that great to build my own..plus this one looks way better then what I would Of built ..lol
Felipe R on May 8, 2020
I make boxes. Want to try a new corner joinery.
Kevin D on May 5, 2020
Looked like a far better jig than I could make myself, espcially for quickly getting to doing nice boxes.
David H on May 5, 2020
I'm fairly new to woodworking. I want to make some boxes and thought this would be a good choice to experiment with my router table.
Lorrie S on Apr 29, 2020
The reviews were very good and the jig looks well made. I watched a number of videos on making my own, but each of those could only cut one size. Also, I don't have a dado stack.
Dr. Rod on Apr 27, 2020
To create special molding
Steve A on Apr 27, 2020
Want to use it on my new router table to make box joints.
Vern S on Apr 26, 2020
Always good quality
Richard M on Apr 26, 2020
Looks very useful and includes three sizes!
Daryl on Apr 25, 2020
I wanted a box jig for my router
Brian on Apr 24, 2020
Looks like a nice discount for this handy jig.
Dennis M on Apr 22, 2020
quick clean setup
Edward B on Apr 22, 2020
To make box joints... for boxes...
Philip G on Apr 20, 2020
haven't liked my table saw finger joints. this looks pretty clean - your video on the catalog page was convincing
Philip F on Apr 19, 2020
For faster way to make box joints
John B on Apr 18, 2020
Make boxes
Paul G on Apr 17, 2020
Had good reviews and will make finger joints easy
Jacob T on Apr 12, 2020
Making drawers so will come in useful for this specific project
Gerard C on Apr 12, 2020
Good reviews and youtube videos.
Ric on Apr 12, 2020
I needed to make multiple drawers and this job was more accurate than I could have made a home made jig.
Patrick D on Apr 11, 2020
more verstile then having 3 jigs for different sizes
William C on Apr 10, 2020
Good reviews
Ronald Q on Apr 7, 2020
I want the ability to make true box joints and this jig will do that.
Scott on Apr 7, 2020
already have one. Broke the base while rearranging the shop.
Howard T on Apr 7, 2020
to make boxes
WILLIAM S on Apr 7, 2020
My wife would like some boxes made
Joe B on Apr 4, 2020
I built one for my table saw but it is only dedicated to one size.
Tony W on Apr 3, 2020
novice woodworker that needs to build small box fast as a gift
john w on Mar 30, 2020
Try my hand at box joints
Robert S on Mar 27, 2020
Would like to use box joints on some new projects
Rickey S on Jun 27, 2020
I have a project coming up that requires a lot of box joints
phil on Jun 19, 2020
How do you make the first cut?
Ivan 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 Carmichael on May 16, 2018
BEST ANSWER: sure will
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.
Do you sell replacement sacrificial fences?
Patrick L on Jan 12, 2020
BEST ANSWER: They don’t sell them pre-cut, but they are quick and easy to cut from MDF, and I have found that I like to cut them a little taller than the one that is provided.
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
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 on the Sawstop inline router table?
O T on Jul 14, 2018
What is the largest size box you can make with this jig?
S N on Jun 15, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The only thing limiting the size would be the size of your lumber.
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.
Would it be possible to get a ¾" box joint, by using the ¼" slot three times?
Craig M on Apr 26, 2020
BEST ANSWER: I think this would be very difficult to be successful. Rockler sells a larger version that is capable of 3/4 joints.
Rockler XL Router Table Box Joint Jig
Sturdy steel sled lets you machine heavy-duty box joints on your router table!
Item # 50322
I have a woodpecker large router table 27'' X 43'' top, from the center of the bit to the inside of the miter slot closet to the bit is 6.750''. It says it needs to be between 4.500 and 6.250'' will I need to do some type of modifcation to the jig to make it work? And if so is the jig large enough to be able to do so? I do not want to buy it to then find out nothing can be done and therefor have to go thrugh all the hassle of returning it THANKS.
Grizz on Nov 22, 2018
BEST ANSWER: There is 7/8" extra base at the back end, you could extend the slots by 1/2" but that wouldn't leave much for the adjuster nut to clamp down on. The base is 3/8" (I think) HDF so you could make a longer one using the hole patterns from the original.
Will this jig work with my Bench Dog router table?
Dennis S on May 4, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Will work with any router table as long as the tracks are the correct distance.
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
Can the bits be bought seperate I dont think will be needing all 3 of them only looking for the 3/8 in and will a regular 3/8 router bit work ?
S A on Apr 22, 2020
BEST ANSWER: There are no bits with this kit so you can buy the ones you want to use. They recommend up spiral bits.
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!
Hi, just to clarify something. I'm in Australia and am having trouble sourcing mitre track from suppliers who send T track instead. I definitely want the mitre track (the one shaped like a "U") right? Not T-track that has a top opening of 3/4"?
KangaTroy on May 14, 2020
BEST ANSWER: The open channel in Miter Track (Rockler item 48037) is 3/4" wide and 3/8" deep.
What length bits must be used?
Wesley C D on Apr 20, 2020
BEST ANSWER: The length of the bit is only as important as the depth of cut you are making. If you cannot achieve proper depth of cut desired by making adequate adjustments...get a different bit.
How do I stop the tear-out and chipping? I am using Maple and Oak with a 1/2" bit on a 5/8" thick piece
Rick F on Apr 6, 2020
BEST ANSWER: I use an MDF backing plate and very, VERY sharp bits. If you change bit sizes don’t forget to change the backing plate.
Will this work on a Kreg PRS1045 Precision Router Table System?
Michael C on Mar 14, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Don’t know. I have a Bosch router table which required a modification of this Rockler jig. It works good with the modifications I made.
Will this work with a dewalt compact router?
BIGGUY19 on Feb 18, 2020
BEST ANSWER: I don't see any reason why it wont. If the router is mounted to the table correctly. If the router bit comes thru
the table. It's workability is a function of the table you have.
can this be used in the portable router table?
ryan a on Nov 29, 2019
BEST ANSWER: In my opinion the answer would be "no", although every woodworker's skills vary. I used it with a 1/2" bit and it took all of my attention working with walnut … and my table is part of a larger configuration that also contains my table saw (i.e. well secured and very solid). I wouldn't want to worry about table movement when your hands are a few inches away from a bit going 15-17,000 rpm. Hope this helps.
Can the sacrificial fence be replaced with a taller one (6”) so longer cabinet sides can be secured while being cut?
Eric R on Aug 11, 2019
BEST ANSWER: In theory, yes. There is no reason a taller fence cannot be installed. However, keep in mind that this jig is really designed for small piece work. You are dealing with plastic runners which are not super stable for larger router cuts.
Will this fit a Bosch Router Table - RA1171?
RSP 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
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