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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
Type Positioning
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Safe and smooth
Thirty years ago I cut my fingers on a table saw trying to taper a board and ever since I've panicked at the thought of trying again. This jig not only works brilliantly but it feels safe and almost foolproof. I've used it to cut multiple slats for some Adirondack Chairs and the results have been tremendous!
This is a must-have tool for anyone needing the capability to taper - or even just accurately rip - multiple boards. SO glad to have discovered it!
May 26, 2019
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Works Great
Had an older taper jig that was difficult and time consuming to use. The Rockler taper jig is easy to use and works perfectly.
May 8, 2019
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Nice jig
This is very well engineered and works great. I put it on a Ridgid 10” table saw, followed the directions for setup, and threw away my old jicky angle cutting jig.
May 5, 2019
Purchased
4 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Jig
The Jig came in a timely manner, and works very well, and customer service through Rockler was great and they are always helpful, I will still be ordering my woodworking needs through this company!!
May 2, 2019
Purchased
2 months ago
This jig works perfectly for cutting table legs and other tapered parts
April 28, 2019
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Nice product
Works as I expected, straightforward to assemble and use. Saved me time and gave me a better result than using a jigsaw on these cuts.
April 26, 2019
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Excellent with a suggestion for improvement
I have used home made jigs for tapering and straight line ripping but this very nice. Worked without a problem. One improvement I would like to see on it is a second handle that would make it easier and safer to push longer boards
April 26, 2019
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Taper jig
It was on sale so I bought it! Then decided to make an Adirondack chair - invaluable piece of equipment!
April 26, 2019
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Taper guide
The taper guide was easy to setup and cut the desired taper I needed on some small legs.
April 22, 2019
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
great for all taper work , especially table legs,etc
April 22, 2019
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
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Why did you choose this?
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Design features
Ron N on Jun 17, 2019
Well made, Great price!
CHARLES E J on Jun 9, 2019
Design features
Ron N on Jun 17, 2019
Nice design; an earlier attempt to buy this was recently cancelled by Rockler... not sure why!
David F on Jun 14, 2019
Well made, Great price!
CHARLES E J on Jun 9, 2019
To safely cut parts for a chair project.
D B on Jun 4, 2019
It was safe and easy to use. It had good reviews
Les C on Jun 4, 2019
This is a good jig when working with live edge woods and a table saw for both straight edges and repetitive angle cuts.
Sal A on May 30, 2019
I needed this jig
Joseph B on May 30, 2019
I did not have time to build one of my own and I thought this looked like a great alternative.
JOHN C on May 9, 2019
Needed a better way to cut angled cuts on my table saw
Paul G on May 5, 2019
u tube video
Car on May 1, 2019
I need to make some table legs, and although the reviews aren't great, this is probably adequate for my needs.
Nick on Apr 28, 2019
too lazy to build my own jig
m on Apr 26, 2019
Quality Rockler product, needed one that makes repeated cuts that I can trust.
pb33 on Apr 25, 2019
Ease of used. And improved safety.
Ken N on Apr 24, 2019
Good reviews, seems useful and on sale
Michael E on Apr 23, 2019
Make things simple
Mike D on Apr 20, 2019
Price is right.
Daniel Sullivan S on Apr 19, 2019
I have a lot of reclaimed cedar fencing to build an accent wall. Need to square some edges.
Joe P on Apr 18, 2019
been eyeing this jig for a while, will be a great upgrade
michael r on Apr 15, 2019
Very excited to try this out! I make stars with unusual amounts of points and this will be very helpful.
CHRISTY H on Apr 15, 2019
It provides more options and allows for safer cuts
Jennifer W on Apr 14, 2019
Looks well built
Nathan O on Apr 14, 2019
Seems to be for want I am looking.
Richard P G on Apr 12, 2019
Use for table legs. I have confidence in the quality of all Rocker products, as a result of purchasing numerous items over the pass several years.
Barry C on Apr 6, 2019
Gift
Lynn E on Apr 6, 2019
For a piece of furniture I am going to build.
Jeff Y on Apr 5, 2019
Been wanting one for a long time. Price was right today.
David I on Apr 5, 2019
Movie sold me
dale m on Apr 5, 2019
This is the safest solution I have seen to a dangerous task at the table saw, bar none!
Roy.tool junky on Apr 5, 2019
At this price it makes sense to buy versus build as I can spend my time on other projects.
Todd S on Apr 5, 2019
I needed a jig like this for an upcoming project.. I could make one but that takes time/money I could better spend on projects.. Besides, mine would not exceed Rockler accuracy. Bonus! On sale..
Billy H on Apr 4, 2019
Hoping it will help with those specific types of cuts.
Christine P on Apr 3, 2019
sale price alert
SCOTT H on Apr 3, 2019
Starting a project that will require numerous tapers of varying sizes.
Tim F on Apr 2, 2019
it help me cut straiter
richard p on Apr 1, 2019
Looks like a fair price for creating straight line boards until I invest into a plainer.
J Z on Mar 31, 2019
straightening s2s lumber and for tapering legs, etc
Bruce W on Mar 31, 2019
Making pallet wood furniture and need the ability to straighten the "raw" wood for proper jointing.
Todd M on Mar 31, 2019
Amazing tool for the price!
Christian B on Mar 31, 2019
Was Less expensive then building one myself.
Frederick H on Mar 30, 2019
To do tapered legs and to help get a straight edge on not-so straight lumber.
Robert V on Mar 29, 2019
To complete projects
Ruterford R on Mar 27, 2019
on sale
Steven D S on Mar 27, 2019
To cut tapers
richard r on Mar 27, 2019
Son wanted for his birthday to add to his wood shop.
wendy b on Mar 27, 2019
To cut angles for table and chairs ,,, Da
Ron W on Mar 26, 2019
setting up new shop
Kerry P on Mar 26, 2019
Too lazy to make my own and the price seemed more reasonable (on sale) than the regular price.
TYSON P on Mar 25, 2019
To cut tapers...
Caleb B on Mar 24, 2019
I needed a Way to cut tapered legs and design pieces correctly and accurately Every Time. I don't think you could make a better Jig!
W I on Mar 24, 2019
Nice design; an earlier attempt to buy this was recently cancelled by Rockler... not sure why!
David F on Jun 14, 2019
To safely cut parts for a chair project.
D B on Jun 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.
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
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.
Will this do 18 degree cuts?
Josh R on Dec 30, 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.
How thick of a piece of wood will it hold?
Tom M on Apr 25, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I use it to taper guitar fretboards. Works great for me. They are typically 5/16” to 1/4” 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.
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 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.
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 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
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