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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
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
Technical Documents
Type Positioning
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keeps everything along fence
easy to set up and arrange taper
September 2, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
Awesome tool
This tool makes tapered cut very simple. One of my favorite tools!!
August 27, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Beginners option
The product was very easy to setup and use. The finished product was professional looking and easy to repeat.I would recommend this product.
August 23, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
Taper it.
Glad i have one of these, very well made.
August 22, 2019
Purchased
5 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Works perfectly
I thought about building my own tapering jig and then looked at what all the knobs, hold downs, and runner would cost. Decided to buy the Rocker and am very pleased with my decision. I'm building a writing desk for my wife. I had an old set of hard maple legs I inherited from my sister I wanted to reclaim. I used the Taper Jig to cut two sides of each leg. They look great and professional. I'll use the jig on many future projects. Worth every penny!
July 31, 2019
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
good instructions. works exactly as presented. made first tapered leg with no issues at all. Great item!!
July 11, 2019
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
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
5 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
5 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
7 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
5 months ago
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Why did you choose this?
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josh g on Sep 14, 2019
Looks safer to use them my shop made jig.
B K on Sep 14, 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.
Ryan E 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
Appears to be a quality solution to a common issue. Rockler has never steered me wrong before!
David M on Jul 4, 2019
To make tapered legs. why else.
christian V on Jul 3, 2019
Need to cut tapered pieces.
Phil E on Jul 2, 2019
Need a way to make SAFE angle and tapering cuts on my table saw!
Steven G on Jun 28, 2019
I need it
walter cerillo C on Jun 27, 2019
I NEED it
Kevin James E on Jun 21, 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
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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
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
Excellent reviews. Need reliable jig.
james w on Sep 10, 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 do 18 degree cuts?
Josh R on Dec 30, 2018
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 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.
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.
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 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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