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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:
86% 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 3-3/4” to 4-3/8” from the blade or 5” to 5-5/8” 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
4.3 / 5.0
330 Reviews
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This is a great jig for the job it does
January 6, 2020
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
5 Star tool!
The tool is very funtional, and easy to use. Loved the instruction video posted on youtube, by rockler. I'd make this purchase again for other woodworkers in my family.
January 6, 2020
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Well built, a great jig.
December 31, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
Great Help
Wonderful product that makes ripping tapered pieces a breeze. I built my own version last year and this far exceeds it in accuracy and ease of use.
December 31, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Excellent for Jointing/Tapering
Works perfectly as long as you don’t tighten the clamps down too hard. You could probably split the long adjustable board that the hold-down clamps are mounted to with enough force on the clamps. Not an issue if you’re careful though
December 29, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
Tapering jig
Great tool, so much better than my home made jig used only for table legs. Very safe tapering legs to a small footprint. Highly recommend and excellent service from Rockler and their support.
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December 27, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
Taper jig
For the money this is an awesome product. I’d pay more for some factory improvements. I did some minor mods to make this better for the parts we were making. Just made 400 tapered handles and it worked really well. I’ll add quick release handles instead or the star knobs for the next run. If I was just making one or two tapers a month it would be perfect.
Added T slot disks to grab the T slot.  This helps it from lifting while doing a long cut
Moved the handle to the opposite end so I can use it on the left side of the blade.
Close up of T slot disk
Made a bridge to keep the jig from spreading while tightening the clamps. I’ll add quick clamps latr
December 27, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Just want Patrick wanted for Christmas
December 26, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Worth the money
Better than home-made
December 25, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Christmas
Thanks for letting know what I'm getting for Christmas.
December 24, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
It does what I need it to do.
STEVEN G on Jan 17, 2020
best one I saw
Ruth F on Dec 17, 2019
It does what I need it to do.
STEVEN G on Jan 17, 2020
Help get straight sides on pallet wood
Jason K on Dec 27, 2019
best one I saw
Ruth F on Dec 17, 2019
Gift
Brian A on Dec 9, 2019
Good on-line reviews
Alan P on Dec 6, 2019
Tapered legs and straight line rip. Looks easy to use.
Matthew K on Dec 2, 2019
I was in the process of pricing parts to build one and then found this on sale and the price was about the same at 40% off.
Eliot S on Dec 2, 2019
to use and price
Ray D on Dec 2, 2019
Price and purchaser ratings
Tamara G on Dec 2, 2019
On a gift list
Judy F on Dec 2, 2019
I plan to build an end table which will have tapered legs. Probably after Christmas. When I saw the sale price, I couldn't resist.
James R on Dec 2, 2019
Husband had on Christmas List
Becky K on Dec 2, 2019
Would like a tapering and straight edge jig.
Ryan S on Dec 2, 2019
I shop Rockler for hard to find items. They usually have it and shipping is in a few days.
William T. M on Dec 2, 2019
My son had this on his Christmas list
Ken M on Dec 2, 2019
My home-made jig was less than satisfactory.
Russel S on Dec 2, 2019
It was on sale and I was looking for a Jig to handle this sort of cut.
Brotherhood o on Dec 1, 2019
future use for table/chair legs
Justin E on Dec 1, 2019
Make my on legs for end tables, entry tables kitchen tables, etc.
Robert P S on Dec 1, 2019
To make a desk with tapered legs
Chantz A on Dec 1, 2019
Easy squaring up and tapering wood while being safe!
MICHAEL A on Dec 1, 2019
To make table legs
Pete H on Dec 1, 2019
Great design. Affordable price.
Kris C on Dec 1, 2019
I wanted one and it was on sale. I plan on using it a lot, Simple as that.
Ken M on Nov 30, 2019
Great price for a great jig
Nikky C on Nov 30, 2019
It was on sale.
Chuck G on Nov 30, 2019
I have a number of tapered table legs to make and this jig should help with getting repeatable tapers.
Michael A on Nov 30, 2019
Don't have the time to build one. Good price.
Clark K on Nov 29, 2019
needed something to help make table legs.
larry m on Nov 29, 2019
Discounted price. The hardware alone would cost more than the whole jig.
david b on Nov 29, 2019
Shaker legs are my favorite things lately. Want a sled to make my tapers now.
Donald C on Nov 29, 2019
God jig at a good price.
Lou R on Nov 29, 2019
christmas gift
Lynn P on Nov 29, 2019
Need as much help making angled cuts. Miter saw only goes so far, same as miter guages. So this should help me a lot.
Timothy V on Nov 29, 2019
By the time you add up the cost for the hardware, at $60 it was a bargain and it's basically already use!
DAVID M on Nov 29, 2019
Thought it might be easier to cut those angle cuts
Doug O on Nov 29, 2019
lower price
Paul M on Nov 29, 2019
My husband liked it when he saw it on the Rockler website.
Carol P on Nov 29, 2019
Need to make furniture legs.
Jake L on Nov 29, 2019
I could build one but why bother at this price?
Paul M on Nov 29, 2019
Price.
Bryan T on Nov 29, 2019
Need
Joe on Nov 29, 2019
Was looking at building my own straight edge tool but this was a good price on sale
Jeff Z on Nov 29, 2019
Straight line rip 𝙋𝙡𝙪𝙨 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
Help get straight sides on pallet wood
Jason K on Dec 27, 2019
Gift
Brian A on Dec 9, 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
BEST ANSWER: If you can measure it.
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.
Will this work with Ridgid model R4513 Table Saw?
RyanHipp on Dec 2, 2019
BEST ANSWER: It should work. Most all newer tools have a standard 3/4" Miter slot and most all accessories will fit this slot.
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 5/16” 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.
Would this taper jig work with a Delta Model # 36-725 10" table saw?
BIGJEEPMAN on Jan 19, 2020
BEST ANSWER: I have a little older Delta Unisaw. It worked very well on my saw. The jig set up easily and worked perfectly. I usually try to save money and make these things but I was rushed and needed it quickly . I am glad I bought it.
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, I’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.
Does it come in metric measures?
Darryl S on Jan 5, 2020
BEST ANSWER: No, It comes with 2 "stick on" strips of measuring tapes with inch units.

I suppose one could changed those for metric measure strips. One would have to purchase separately.
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.
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: Yes you can use this tool to make whatever angle you want to put on the leg of a chair, a side table or night stand. I am making a small table for the living room and this tapering jig is helping me to design the correct angle for the legs. I had purchased the Microjig Tapering jig, but the first time I used it, it sent a piece back at me and slapped me in the chest leaving a large black and blue mark. When I got this, and used it for the first time, I was very confident in its design and ease of use. Did NOT have the same results as with the Microjig tapering jig. This is well worth the money you spend to get great results. I purchase a lot of things from Rockler because I know they make a quality product.
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
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