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Rockler Taper / Straight Line Jig

If you've ever struggled to make a lengthy angled cut, this is the jig for you!
Item #
21597
Rating:
84% of 100
With a simple indexed angle setting system, heavy duty hold-down clamps and a smooth sliding design, it makes tapered cuts fast, easy and more precise. Perfect for chair legs, table legs and more. Jig fits snug in any standard 3/8" x 3/4" miter slot and features a large, ergonomic handle for smooth push-action performance throughout the cut. Plus, with the miter bar removed it doubles as a stable straight line ripping jig. This jig works with table saws on which the left edge of the right miter slot is 3-3/4โ€ to 4-3/8โ€ from the blade or 5โ€ to 5-5/8โ€ from the blade.

Features:
  • Includes 36" miter bar
  • Indexing marks make angle setting easy — each mark represents 1° of taper
  • Dual tape measures provide convenient reference and also help set angles
  • Two wide-body hold down clamps prevent stock from drifting dangerously from your fence
  • Clamps have non-marring rubber caps for enhanced grip
  • Three adhesive strips run across the jig to help stabilize your workpiece
  • With taper angle zeroed out, jig works great to rip straight edges on rough lumber
(1) Rockler Taper / Straight Line Jig
More Information
Brand Rockler
Weight 7.3500
Tech Spec
  • Measures 31-5/8" x 7-3/4"
  • Constructed of 1/2" thick MDF
Type Positioning
4.2 / 5.0
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Christmas Gift
This is a Christmas gift for my husband, so we don't know yet how he likes it. I'm sure it will be great, just like all the Rockler products!
November 20, 2019
Purchased
3 weeks ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Great product
Very nice tool and easy to use, it's make very easy my work
November 6, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Meers my needs and is far safer than the less expensive I bought before. The clamps and push handle are appreciated.. Easy the adjust the taper with the ywo clamping knobs and dual scales. I got my project's legs tapered quickly and safely.
October 18, 2019
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Awesome
Worked like a charm, cut beveled legs for a chair and they turned out great. What a time saver.
October 14, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
Very reliable and easy to use
October 12, 2019
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Simple to Use but Resd the Assembly Instructions Carrfully
Read instruction carefully. I failed to do so and count too much of the base plate off when I completed the zero clearance step. In other work, there are too mounting positions for the mitre bare. It comes mounted to one of those positions. I should have shifted it to the other mount position so as not to remove too much material. You can’t buy parts, so you stuck with a weak setup or have to buy another complete unit. I may be the only person who has done this, just thought I would share
October 12, 2019
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
A great piece of equipment.
Many years ago (55 to be exact) before this was available, I made my own taper jig. I thought it was the greatest. When I needed another one I was going to duplicate mine. Than Rockler sent me an email with this taper/straight line jig at a special sale price. So I ordered one and was I surprised. It assembled so easy, worked wonderfully, and cost less, even at the regular price, than the one I was going to make myself. And as easy as was to assemble it's 10 times easier to set up, adjust and use. I wish I would have ad this sooner and I would recommend this to all wood workers.Write your review here. It must be at least 10 characters long. Consider whether you would recommend this product and what you like or dislike about it.
October 10, 2019
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Great item
I love it helps me cut tapers and straight boards.
October 8, 2019
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Simple, Accurate and a great value
This jig is simple and accurate to use and at the sale price I purchased it at it was a great value. I have used it on a side table I'm building with Cherry and was pleased with the result.
September 30, 2019
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
Rockler Taper jig for my tablesaw.
I love it. It works great, it exceeded my expectations. It's very easy to set up and use. So often you buy a tool hoping it will do what you want and you are disappointed. Not this one, it's a real gem.
September 29, 2019
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
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Why did you choose this?
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Straight line rip ๐™‹๐™ก๐™ช๐™จ angle cuts. Have to have it.
george b on Nov 21, 2019
I've been struggling to create tapered table legs. It looks like this jig might be the answer.
Denis H on Nov 16, 2019
Straight line rip ๐™‹๐™ก๐™ช๐™จ angle cuts. Have to have it.
george b on Nov 21, 2019
Husband ask for- for Christmas
J E on Nov 18, 2019
I've been struggling to create tapered table legs. It looks like this jig might be the answer.
Denis H on Nov 16, 2019
Looks better than the less expensive jigs and simpler with better hold down than the more expensive jigs.
Michael K on Oct 4, 2019
Making Adirondack chairs, this looked like the easiest to use.
Scott R on Sep 29, 2019
I’ve needed this and can’t make it better for less so I waited for it to go on sale. That took about a year.
Chuck on Sep 26, 2019
I couldn't build my own for the price - and this saved me time.
Jake on Sep 25, 2019
Was going to build but at this sale price I couldn''t pass it up.
ALLAN G on Sep 25, 2019
to get straight cuts
Jerry L on Sep 24, 2019
Couldn't make one for the price
Kurt S on Sep 24, 2019
Easier to buy it since it was in sale than to make my own.
George G on Sep 24, 2019
Quite simply, I need a safe quality jig to cut tapered pieces on my table saw!
Robert S on Sep 23, 2019
I’m in a pinch and don’t have time to make a shop jig. Read overall good reviews and decently priced.
will s on Sep 22, 2019
I needed it
Luis C on Sep 22, 2019
I already have a decent homemade one, but like the precision and design of their jigs, saves me time in getting all the clamps, rail and T-nuts together.
JERRY L on Sep 21, 2019
Video demo
Susan K on Sep 21, 2019
Recommend by a friend
Edgar A on Sep 21, 2019
Looks like a nice jig for a good price.
Kelan C on Sep 18, 2019
It doesn't happen everyday but, when you need to make a tapered cut you should use a safe guide-tool
William H on Sep 18, 2019
Much better jig then what I currently have.
Bob K on Sep 17, 2019
Looks like a good safe addition to my shop!
Ronald M on Sep 17, 2019
It was on sale and I have been needing one.
raymond s on Sep 17, 2019
will be very useful
randy on Sep 17, 2019
You can never have too many jigs and it was a great sale.
Lon G on Sep 17, 2019
If I chose to make this instead of buying it, the hardware alone would have cost a comparable amount.
Thomas B on Sep 16, 2019
your mom
josh g on Sep 14, 2019
I cannot make this kind of cut without this jig. This expands the capabilities of my table saw. It seemed like a good time to buy this when it was on sale.
Bradford T on Sep 14, 2019
Looks safer to use them my shop made jig.
B K on Sep 14, 2019
Excellent reviews. Need reliable jig.
james w on Sep 10, 2019
I own a few Rockler jigs. All high quality. I’ve been looking for a tapering jig.
Michael F on Sep 9, 2019
Need it for a project.
Jeremiah O on Sep 8, 2019
I like the quality of the tool.
RAUL M on Sep 7, 2019
suggested in the instructions
Robert J on Sep 6, 2019
On sale! been looking for awhile. This one rides in the miter slot, against the fence is optional. Seems to have good hold down capability and good angle markings.
Robert T on Sep 6, 2019
as a furniture maker it speeds up table leg production
Russell J on Sep 3, 2019
I wanted the item to create tapers on table legs and the sale price was great.
RyanD424464591 on Sep 2, 2019
Good Sale, and needed to use it for Tapers
Steve on Aug 30, 2019
It appeared to be the best one on the market. I researched several.
John G on Aug 18, 2019
This jig is the perfect solution to making tapered cuts on my table saw.
Steve M on Aug 3, 2019
it looks like a good way to make repeat tapers.
bennie m on Aug 2, 2019
Need it and trust Rockler quality
Paul S on Jul 30, 2019
The overall length of this jig is better than most available online. Looks to be able to do long table legs better and the time savings I get from not having to make my own jig.
David K on Jul 24, 2019
Could not find this anywhere else
Mike O on Jul 23, 2019
I wanted a tape jig that fit into the slots of my table saw instead of referencing off of the fence. I priced the parts to make my own and this seemed like the most economical way to go.
Steffen W on Jul 17, 2019
looks like I can repeat the angled cuts multiple times with out re-setting the jig.
MIke S on Jul 14, 2019
tapered cuts are difficult without this tool
Bill on Jul 11, 2019
I thought about making one but can't pass up this price.
danette j on Jul 10, 2019
table saw jointing
Madison W on Jul 5, 2019
needed it and was on 4th of July sale
Fred W on Jul 5, 2019
It appears to hold the material to be cut very securely.
Peter F on Jul 4, 2019
Husband ask for- for Christmas
J E on Nov 18, 2019
Looks better than the less expensive jigs and simpler with better hold down than the more expensive jigs.
Michael K on Oct 4, 2019
I have a ridgid contractors saw, 22" front to back and only about 9" to the blade. I don't know if I can make this work. Anybody have a similar size saw with this jig ?
A shopper on Aug 18, 2015
What is the maximum length that you can taper with the jig?
Jake V on Feb 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Edit to previous answer; this is assuming that you have a full size cabinet saw. I you are working with a small portable contractors saw the length of the board should be drastically reduced. I don't believe that I would try to push anything through one of those longer than 2-3" over the length of the jig. Just my opinion though....
Does this jig work with DeWalt job site saws?
Dan S on May 3, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The miter bar on this product is 3/4" wide by 3/8" thick. I am not sure what size miter slot the DeWalt has.
This item also has to be run through your saw which will cut some of the platform away.
The second problem might be the distance from the blade to the miter slot.
The taper jig offers two locations for the miter bar. One is 1-15/16" from the edge and the other is 3-3/16" from the edge.
As long as the cut doesn't get close to the adjusting slots on the platform it should work.
Will this do 18 degree cuts?
Josh R on Dec 30, 2018
Has anyone used this tapering jig with a Bosch Model 4100-09 table saw?
A shopper on Aug 24, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Used it for the first time and very satisfied with the results.
Will this fit a Dewalt 7480?
DON H on Dec 19, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes and no. Aluminum track fits fine however jig edge sits several inches from the blade meaning the work piece is not supported as well as if it had zero clearance.
Can you do compound angles with this jig?
MARY L on Dec 17, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The jig holds the stock flat or parallel with the surface of the table saw, so by tilting the angle of the blade in the table saw, a compound cut could be achieved. Be aware that the sled does not accommodate large angles, probably about 20 degrees or less and the jig does not handle stock thicker than about 2 1/2". This will limit the compound angles that can be cut with it.
when taper cut one side how do you do the other side to match?
Dave M on Aug 28, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I keep mine in the same miter slot. If I want to cut on the other side of the board, I turn the board over. Very simple and easy.
Will this fit a 10" Craftsman Table Saw?
Thomas D on Mar 1, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hi, this item is not specific to any make of table saw, it's the recessed guides. While I can not speak for a Craftsman table saw, I haven't seen a saw that did NOT have the recessed guides. With that said I don't think there would be a problem with your application of this jig.
Anybody use this jig with the Bosch 1031 worksite table saw? The saw is nice but small.
Jack R on May 20, 2015
BEST ANSWER: There is no reason not to be squared to your blade. Remember that after you install the sled to the bar, you have to make one pass through the saw to cut excess and that is your straight edge.
How thick of stock can you put into the jig; for example for say 2 or 3" thick tapered legs?
Craig W on Jan 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: 2" is about as thick as you can go. I put some 2" stock through and it about maxed out the clamp width.
Can this jig be used with a Delta 10" Portable Table Saw?
K O on Aug 4, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it would work, I am using on a stationary Jet 10" saw and did have on a Dewalt 10" portable saw.
How thick of a piece of wood will it hold?
Tom on Apr 25, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I use it to taper guitar fretboards. Works great for me. They are typically 5/16โ€ to 1/4โ€ thick. I am sure you could go thinner as well with no problem. I thInk you would only be limited by the rigidity of the piece against the table saw before it started to get unsafe.
The work piece is 1/2" off the table, is there a problem with tear out?
Bill S on Nov 7, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Absolutely not, because you are using the edge of the sled as your guide. Just like a zero clearance insert.
Will this work with the Sawstop Jobsite Pro?
Roger W on Oct 16, 2019
BEST ANSWER: It can be used with the t-track removed from the bottom and just using your saw fence. That's what I had to do since my table saw is a sliding table without the track. There jig works well.
WILL THIS JIG MAKE CUTS FOR FOUR SIDED TABLE LEGS? CUT ALL FOUR SIDES?
JAMES P on Jul 3, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes, Iโ€™ve not done it, but i can see being able to, yes!!!
I read in the reviews several people saying that the jig sets off the Sawstop brakes. I have a Sawstop. Is this true, and what can be done to avoid it, other than turning off the brake on the saw?
Jeff G on Jan 13, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I think if you set the stick on measuring tapes off the zero clearance edge it shouldn't be a problem. The metal tapes would definitely set the sawstop off. But, those tapes are stuck on and could be set 1/16-1/8" in from the cut edge and you'd be fine.
How long of a piece can you taper with this jig?
Fred V on Mar 30, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I have used my jig a few times and it works well. The board is 32 " long and the miter bar is 36". You are primarily limited by the length between the edge of your table and your blade to slide the jig for the cut. I would say you can comfortably make a 32 ' cut and may be able to go up to 36". Hope that helps. Should be adequate for most table legs since you don't normally taper the whole leg.
What is the configuration of the miter bar? "T" type or rectangular? measurements of it's cross-section?
Mark L on Mar 6, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The miter bar is must a aluminum bar measuring 3/4" x 1/2". It just slides in your miter slots when making the cut. Although, on my table saw, Delta, I am unable to use the miter bar, so I simply set the fence the distance I need to put the edge of the jig against the blade and that is my zero clearance. Works well. I've not had a problem as yet.
I purchased this once (and returned it) when I had a Grizzly cabinet saw, and the mitre slot was too far away to get the zero tolerance on the base of the jig. I now have a SawStop PCS, is the mitre slot close enough so part of the base will be trimmed off for zero tolerance? Thanks.
Tom Zarnoth on May 13, 2019
BEST ANSWER: yes! I have a SawStop, too and this works perfectly.
Will this work for a 42" stair tread? I need to make a taper cut the full length of the tread.
Bbeck on Aug 11, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The length is doable depending on the length of the runout table. Mine is 20". The challenge is the width. Depending on the miter angle the stair tred is going to hang out beyond the taper jig base too far to be stable. My fix is to take a strip of 1/2 "MDF, plane it to 7/16 and clamp it to the saw table on the opposite side of the saw blade to give the offset stability. It'll work.
Will this hold a 4x4 ?
Dominic C on Jun 4, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Not with included hardware. Get some longer bolts. I know this because I did the same thing. Then there's the issue of having a 10" table saw...
The two locations for the miter bar to be attached leaves the blade 3/8 inch from the jig or overlaps the blade too much. If I cut for zero clearance, the cut is too close to the adjustment slots. I can either use with a 3/8 inch gap to the blade or drill additional holes for the miter bar. Any experience with this problem and which is the best alternative?
Dennis B on Feb 15, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I returned mine for the same reason, and built one following plans I found on the web. I did use miter bars, track bars, and knobs that I got from Rockler.
I have a Ryobi table saw which only has miter slots on left. Can this jig be modified to work on that side? If not, why?
Michael R on Sep 7, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I bought this jig and now use it on my Ryobi table saw. I use it from my slot on the left. It worked well for my table project. Good luck!
Miter saw track too long for out feed table slot. Anyone cut the track?
Grandpa on Jun 25, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I had this problem with my Incra miter jig.I extended the slot in the outfeed table.
Will this jig work on my Bosch GTS1031?
John C on Feb 2, 2019
I just used the tapering jig for the first time, but I found when I tightened the clamps on the adjustable fence, the fence raises up and bows on one side of the slot as the head of the t-bolt underneath pulls to one side raising one side of the fence, almost coming up out of the slot. It's as though the bolt isn't resting securely in the channel. Any ideas of how to fix that?
jaykaytee on Jan 19, 2019
Can this be used for cutting angled back chair legs? The overall length of the leg is 36โ€, the bottom 18โ€ is 90 degrees to the floor and the top 18โ€ is tapered 12 degrees. Used the band saw freehand the first time around but thought this could be more precise.
Chris P on Jun 14, 2018
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