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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:
86% 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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4.3 / 5.0
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Taper guide
The taper guide was easy to setup and cut the desired taper I needed on some small legs.
April 22, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
great for all taper work , especially table legs,etc
April 22, 2019
Purchased
3 weeks ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Very good
Perfect for the job of the beginner
April 18, 2019
Purchased
4 weeks ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
Well built. Very safe and easy to use
April 16, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Good jig,good price
April 14, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Easy to use and a lot safer then my old jig
April 13, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Good product
Good product and the best one
April 13, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
Fine product
Easy to use to make tapered table legs, saving time & money.
April 12, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Tapering jig for my woodworking
I initially purchased a different tapering jig, and when I used it, the saw blade caught my project and kicked it back at me and hit me in the chest. Well, that jig went into the lower shelf of my bench. I then purchased this jig by Rockler and you have no idea what a difference it made. No kickback, and made my tapering cut absolutely a dream. I have since regained my confidence to making taper cuts with this jig from Rockler. Setup of this jig was a minimal effort and had it working in a matter of 20 minutes. I have several projects I am designing and they involve tapered legs, and I'm all go for it with this jig. Thanks Rockler. Darned good product.
April 10, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Rockler Taper Jig
This is a really useful product. I used it to taper cut a short lenght of 3/4" oak flooring and it worked to perfection. The jig clamps ensure a secure fit to the jig, and the jig itself is very easlt to slide along my Delta table saw.
April 9, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
Ease of used. And improved safety.
Ken N on Apr 24, 2019
Make things simple
Mike D on Apr 20, 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
Make life easier
DAVID O on Mar 24, 2019
Safety is everything when Wood working. This looks to be the easiest and safest way to get tapered cuts on a table saw. Looking forward to creating many projects with this jig.....
ERNIE T on Mar 24, 2019
Appeared to be a quality product.
Merrell F on Mar 22, 2019
Needed a jig to make several angled cuts for a couple of coffee tables for a silent auction supporting missionary's.
Todd S on Mar 20, 2019
needed to make tapered legs for a bench.
zach v on Mar 19, 2019
To make my life easier.
John C on Mar 19, 2019
I cant build it to this quality for this price.
Brian Joseph Nelson E on Mar 19, 2019
I need it for a project and the price was right.
J V on Mar 18, 2019
I chose this jig because of the safety features and reviews.
Darrell S on Mar 18, 2019
I needed for an upcoming project.
Gordie on Mar 17, 2019
It is difficult to cut tapers so I hope this will do the job.
James S on Mar 17, 2019
I am building end tables and a bed frame. I need to make a lot of tapered cuts
Dana J on Mar 17, 2019
I needed to cut angles safely on my table saw.
Verle W on Mar 17, 2019
Good reviews, seems useful and on sale
Michael E on Apr 23, 2019
Price is right.
Daniel Sullivan S on Apr 19, 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
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.
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
when taper cut one side how do you do the other side to match?
Dave M on Aug 28, 2016
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.
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.
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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