5 Tablesaw Jigs from 1/2 Sheet of Plywood – WOOD magazine
5 Tablesaw Jigs from 1/2 Sheet of Plywood – WOOD magazine
Count ’em: 5 essential tablesaw jigs from a mere half-sheet of plywood. Jim Heavey shows you how to build and use five jigs that will make nearly any cut you can make on your tablesaw easier, more accurate, and repeatable.
00:45 – Saddle Fence
04:17 – Tenon Jig
06:43 – Crosscut Sled
12:18 – Ripping Sled
17:41 – Dado/Cutoff Gauge
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I gotta get my old sears and roebucks craftsman table saw up and running. I gotta get it wired up and such.
*As an amateur with woodworker, I typically feel **woodplans.works** overpowered with the entire arrangement. Be that as it may, this arrangements drove me through with much clarity and effortlessness. I now work like a genius. That is great!*
How do you make sure the ripping sled gives you a cut that is square?
Hey Jim, I have a old craftsman contractor saw. Adjusting this saw to cut a 45 degree bevel very difficult. Then afterwards to dial it back to an accurate 90 degree is equally difficult and very time consuming. In your collection of table saw jigs do you have or can you recommend a jig that I can use on the table top to achieve a 45 degree bevel without moving the saw blade? I really enjoy your instructional videos. Thanks In advance.
Great jigs.Very well explained.I think I will build your taper jig Mine is a bit cumbersome.
Excellent video 👍👍👍👍👍
Cool jigs. I will modify some to fit to my fence. Thx for the inspirations.
For the ripping sled and many other applications, go for the dovetail clamps or rail clamps instead of those hold downs. Cheaper (clamps can be used in many different jigs and are quick to move), way quicker to adopt to different thicknesses, easier to slide than a bolt, no bending of the jig since the clamps takes the force, more wide spread force on the routed t-track compared to a bolt head.
The area I live in in Arkansas I think doesn’t have wood working shops and such. To reach out too for support and learning. Great video 👍🏻
good job Jimbo !
I never once considered a sled stop. Going to make one! This is the most interesting takeaway from this video for me (it was all really done well!). Thanks!!
Very clear directions. I appreciate the details on all the drill sizes.
Sorry…spoke too soon. ?The taper jig is great!
Never, ever wear jewelry in the shop. Never, ever.
This video is A W E S O M E. I’ll be making all of these jigs for use in my shop. Thanks for the information. You’re the man!
Great video! Can’t wait to make it. Do you have a full cut list / instructions that can be printed and brought to the workshop?
Use forest enter bit first, then then smaller bit to make hole for threaded insert.
Excellent!!! I learned a lot!!! Thanks, God bless you
Excellent – will definitely use your jigs
Awesome jigs, tutorial, and videography ❤👍👍. Would the jigs work on a small, benchtop ( portable ) tablesaw ?
Great video. Now, can you add a sixth jig for cutting tapers?
Excellent, thank you for showing this
ehm…Now I am no expert – but if U use a similar runner from the crosscut sled – U have a zero clearence line for tappering jig then u dont need to register the saw blade ever again.
I’ve watched a dozen or more tablesaw jig videos. And just when I thought I had seen it all, I watched your video and learned a ton of techniques. I am giving my older tablesaw to a friend just starting out…this is the best video to recommend he watch, right out of the gate.
The only part I didn’t like was bolting the block into the wing. I think there are other ways to get it in position without drilling into the table saw wing. Also, some people’s table saws don’t come with cast iron wings like that, but they have smaller sheet metal and that trick wouldn’t work.
Being a baltic birch user myself, because I like it better than domestic plywood, Mr. Heavey’s use of 3/4" baltic for his very usable jigs is/was a very good choice. And… I subscribed in order to see what else he has to offer. Mr. Heavey is obviously a very experienced wood worker, who even those of us who are thought of as experienced can learn something new. Well done Mr. Heavey … thanx!
Where do you all get your double sided tape. I’ve looked at both big box stores and all I can is a thicker foam tape. In all the videos I watched your tape looks to be the thickness of painters tape. Thanks in advance for your help.
Amazing. Thanks for wonderful ideas!
a little scary: https://youtu.be/qIuJ3JJjcc4?t=534 But then he is an old wood worker guy with all his fingers so what do I know.
Nice, but he is assuming all fences are the same size. Don’t take his measurements and expect the outcome to fit your table saw.
Oops. Forestener. (Auto correct is my worst enema)
Jim is the best
one question if I may why are you working with timber and machines and wearing rings? a good way to loose a finger IF a ring should catch on timber YES know of this happening and as a apprentice and tradesman were always told to remove any rings while working , still do , only a matter of when
Thanks for sharing your knowledge very helpful
Excellent. I’ve started building jigs like this, but I need to step it up and build better quality jig. Nice project for the woodbe woodworker expanding their tool kit! 😍
Excellent…thank you 🙏
Great video. These are great jigs
Jim your ideas are great …
Where are the layouts???
Great information. I had almost given up on Wood Mag as the info had turned a bit stale. This video was extremely useful with just enough detail to keep it on track. Kudos to the producer. New sub.
Thanks for everything you guys have taught me over the years.
FYI, using wood to make a runner is a big no no. Wood expands and contracts. Spend a couple bucks for a different material, trust me, you need that to be a constant.
Thanks Jim; you’re a great teacher!
I particularly like the dado jig.