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If you've ever struggled to make a lengthy angled cut, this is the jig for you!

Rockler Taper / Straight Line Jig

Item #
21597
Rating:
84% of 100
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Rockler Taper / Straight Line Jig
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.

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
Technical Documents
Outlet No
Type Positioning
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Useful jig for semicircular shutter.
I had made shutter blades for a small semicircular transom using my own jig, but the blades for my newest project were much longer at more than 2 feet. I thought I’d give this jig a try.
It worked great for these blades, I was able to make 4 per 58” shutter stock.
The finished shutter, 53-1/2” diameter.
The jig in action. The tip has a tendency to vibrate. So careful support of the wide part is needed.
Using the jig made quick and uniform work of the blades.
Assembly using a split hub, and Rockler pivot pins. The blades can be adjusted but only 1 at a time.
February 14, 2019
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Easy to use
Worked really well easy to use. Created accurate tapered legs.
February 10, 2019
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Brilliant !
I still consider myself a beginner and sometimes it's just easier to buy a pre-made jig. Rockler "nailed it" again!
February 2, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
Great jig
this jig is so easy to use and the legs for the bench I made now have a beautiful 2 sided taper
February 1, 2019
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Great tool
I just received my straight edge jig. I used it to make tapered legs. It was very easy to use and every leg came out perfect.
It is not quite finished but you can see the tapered legs.
It is not quite finished but you can see the tapered legs.
January 31, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
Love it I used to make things work before this works way better
January 27, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Works great
Just what I was looking for. Works just as described.
January 27, 2019
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
Does the job, easy to operate. Great
January 26, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Worked well.
I needed to taper some crib legs and some table legs. This was easy to use and worked well. Glad I got it.
January 25, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
works great easy to set up and use
January 24, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
just what I needed
michael johnson I on Feb 18, 2019
saw it in an ad and really liked it
William H on Feb 14, 2019
just what I needed
michael johnson I on Feb 18, 2019
It was a great deal
john b on Feb 18, 2019
saw it in an ad and really liked it
William H on Feb 14, 2019
Gift for a friend who helped me in a project.
Gerald S on Feb 11, 2019
Needed for making a project
Robert B on Feb 7, 2019
need one
Ellery M on Feb 1, 2019
Exactly the tool I need to construct almost every project I make.
William R on Feb 1, 2019
I need to add tapered supports for cabinet.
Michael H on Jan 27, 2019
Item that can be very useful
Benny G on Jan 18, 2019
Accuracy and ease of use.
Michelle C on Jan 12, 2019
For project
Paul K on Dec 29, 2018
To make life easier when making the back planks of Adirondack Chairs.
Jeffrey H on Dec 27, 2018
For ripping table legs at an angle
Bryan B on Dec 21, 2018
My husband wanted this for Christmas!
Tim R on Dec 13, 2018
Husband requested it.
Karen K on Dec 12, 2018
Building tapered vent-hood surround
J. Ellis C on Nov 28, 2018
Need it to rip hardwood floor pieces during installation
Greg L on Nov 26, 2018
I am making April Wilkerson's table saw extension table and she used this jig. I will have other uses for it also.
kim m on Nov 10, 2018
Thought about making my own but after researching costs, the difference between buying this vs building one was too little to justify not getting a quality Rockler product.
Wade M on Nov 5, 2018
project
Steven K on Sep 24, 2018
Recommended by a user.
Ronald H on Sep 3, 2018
Design and ease of use; price point
Bobby Y on Aug 9, 2018
need a tapering jig
Clark C on Jul 16, 2018
I needed it So I got it from Rockier.
james s on Jul 2, 2018
Needed a sturdy tapering jig.
Price offset by $25 Gift Card.
Free shipping!
Michael C on Jun 28, 2018
Been thinking of picking one up for a while and saw this one in an email from you
Bruce B on Jun 23, 2018
On sale.
JAMES C on Jun 19, 2018
Needed for table legs and straight edges
Hammerhead on Jun 16, 2018
Plan on making tapered legs
David H on Jun 6, 2018
I plan on learning how to make legs for various types of tables.
Bernard A B on Jun 6, 2018
struggled to make repeatable angles on table legs
Dan S on Jun 6, 2018
I have a specific project that I am beginning that calls for tapered legs and this looks to be just the ticket.
Patrick E on May 31, 2018
I needed a quality built product
Dan D on May 26, 2018
My simple aluminum tapering jig is perilous!
James S on Apr 26, 2018
I was needing to cut tapered pieces for a spiral staircase I am working on.
BLUE on Apr 14, 2018
Needed a good solid straight line jig and trust Rockler products.
Gerald E A on Apr 9, 2018
I like how it guides in the rail which means I do not have to use the fence thus mitigating kick back. Safety
Charles L on Apr 8, 2018
homemade fixtures have never worked for me
Clifford S on Mar 29, 2018
The price is right for this well thought out jig.
william m on Mar 28, 2018
I have built some small book stands for my grand children and I want to dress them up a bit with tapered legs.
Jerry L. on Mar 25, 2018
saw something like it on pinterest and this looked better
gary b on Mar 23, 2018
Better than making it myself.
Richard K on Mar 21, 2018
I need it
John N on Mar 21, 2018
Tapered table legs
Craig S on Mar 17, 2018
WILL MAKE PROJECTS EASIER
Melanie C on Mar 14, 2018
Excellent Product
Lawrence C W on Mar 10, 2018
it looks like this item will work for me instead of use a jig saw to cut out angled pieces. will know better when use.
larry k on Mar 10, 2018
wanted it for tapers and straight line jig to true up edges
Jeff V on Mar 7, 2018
Much better and safer than the metal V type. And its on sale!
Bob G on Mar 6, 2018
Features and the gift card
Bruce S on Mar 1, 2018
It was a great deal
john b on Feb 18, 2019
Gift for a friend who helped me in a project.
Gerald S on Feb 11, 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.
Has anyone used this tapering jig with a Bosch Model 4100-09 table saw?
A shopper on Aug 24, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes, this works very well with the Bosch saw. You need to set this up per instructions and you're good to go.
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.
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.
Will this do 18 degree cuts?
Josh R on Dec 30, 2018
Will this fit a Dewalt 7480?
DON H on Dec 19, 2018
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 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.
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 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...
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!
when taper cut one side how do you do the other side to match?
Dave M on Aug 28, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Sorry. I'm no help. Mines been in storage with my saw sincei bought it waiting for my house/shop to be built
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.
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.
Can this be used for cutting angled back chair legs? The overall length of the leg is 36”, the bottom 18” is 90 degrees to the floor and the top 18” 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
BEST ANSWER: I believe this will work well for any length taper. Mark the starting spot and and adjust for the blade to hit your spot. I’d test with scrap
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 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.
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.
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: Rectangular. Slightly less than 3/4".
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
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