Woodworking project: Finished my Table Saw Jointer Jig

Posted By on April 17, 2024

Table Saw Jointer Jig

If you aren’t into woodworking, a Table Saw Jointer Jig will mean nothing … but Katelyn and Drew have a pile of lumber from their lot in the garage, and some of it needs a new home.😉  

So I need to start hauling some of it back and prepping it for woodworking projects (I already put a little on my lumber shelf) … but I need a way to start with straight edge. For the lack of a jointer (tool used to produce a flat surface along a board’s length), I’ve made a jig to do the same on my Delta Table Saw and since I wanted one that could do a longer length, I started with an 8 foot piece of 1/2” plywood.

First, a combo track of aluminum and wood that fits the slot in my table saw was attached to the bottom with 2 sided-tape and some spacers (not as easy as it sounds).  To this base,  4 wood clamps were made from KDAE’s new oak material (smells good when cutting) with  3” long by 1/4” carriage bolts and a couple knobs leftover from something. These were long-reach hold downs that can clamp both 1/2” and 3/4” material (and wouldn’t you know that I only had three knobs?). After testing and lubricating the track with wax, etc … I realized a handle on the tail end would be helpful, although not necessary.

Now, it is quick and easy to get that first true edge on a long board … and with a high quality blade in the saw and a nice steady push … a jointer is not going to be necessary. Just FYI, the second side is done the traditional way by running the new true edge against the Biesemeyer Fence on my Delta UniSaw. 

Biesemeyer Fence 


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