How to Cut Tenons on a Table Saw
How to Cut Tenons on a Table Saw
Mortise-and-tenon joints are some of the most versatile options for furniture projects. In this video, Chris Marshall explains the basics of this joint, and shows how you can cut tenons easily and efficiently using a portable table saw and either a standard blade or dado set.
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Love this style of teaching. Thanks for the video!
Thanks for the dado installation demonstration. I appreciate it.
Where’s part 2 for the mortise? Please leave a link in the description next time!
Great video, anyone know the name of the pro jig he showed, thanks
I thank you for this video. I just started doing woodworking and your video was so informative. Really enjoyed it.
very clean and nice place to work at. even table saw is unusually quiet.
Those dado blades are pretty dull to leave grooves like that.
Great video, however, I would never cross cut against a fence like this. You’re begging for a
nasty kick-back. Instead, I use a sacrificial fence on my crosscut sled. Very simple and safe.
That works, but it’s much easier to use a dado.
This guy is so delicate
Very nice explanation great video I love the jig. – I have a question I need to make some tenons and mortises. The only machine I have is a jigsaw -and a drill–any tips. Can I used the jigsaw for that job?.
Good info I use both methods.
I wish I had found your video 3 days ago. Would have saved me a lot of effort.
Great video quality and awesome tutorial from a fellow Carpenter to another, greetings from Houston, TX
very nice and clear thank you 😉
I was cringing the whole time… I’m amazed he still has any fingers… have a look at what happens to your thumb, even with a saw stop…
Very nice. Seems like the first method gives a cleaner finish yes?
5:00 I don’t understand. I’ve been watching table saw safety videos and they all say never to use fence along with the miter. Are you getting away with this since you aren’t making a through cut? If I were to do this I’d clamp a stop block to the fence and by the time the blade hits the wood, it’s no longer rubbing against the fence, only the miter is holding it.
Excelente métodos de hacer la espiga. ahora para hacer la caja?… saludos
Despite the comments from the many master woodworkers below, I learned much from this video. I’m off to make a jig like that one now.
Excellent! I built one very similar to this jig tonight. Thanks for sharing and the inspiration. I have to cut 36 tenons for a baby bed and I did not have a great way to do that. Now I do.
Out of curiosity what would you do if your wood was say 6ft in length, I live in the U.K. and cannot get hold of a Dado blade set or a saw that has a large enough spindle to accommodate one.
some good features, but I would put the toggle clamps on the USER side of the jig, SAFER, not reaching out your hand close to the blade to open and close while the saw is stopping, or, with the toggle safely on user side, can keep the blade going. Much faster operation.
Great video, could you tell me what kind of toggle clamp you are using , that would be very nice thank you.
*❣Easy to set up **MyBest.Tools** Cuts like a dream😴😴. Love the portability of the saw.💫*
Thanks for the video. Nice job! I realize in your video you don’t have any piece fall off during cutting, however I think it’s a bad habit to teach to someone to have your fall off piece able to pinch against the fence. Instead clamp a stop piece to the fence and start your piece against the stop block. As you move the wood into the blade it will clear the stop block and fence area, more safely allowing any fall off to fall free and not be pinched.
Nice and clear explanation. One remark though. Your knuckles end up getting dangerously close to the spinning sawblade when reclamping the workpiece.
Thank you for making an excellent, very clear, video. As beginner woodworker I really appreciate the time and effort you put into helping others! 🙂
As we don’t have dado blades in the UK it’s great to see methods for table saws without them.
good explanation and very clear. thanks
You came so close to that spinning blade to lock that jig lock, were you testing the stopsaw blade stop?
I’m mildly upset how easy and smooth this looks in your hands. Sigh. I will try. I will at least try.
Having that clamp handle hang over the saw blade is a terrible design, one small slip and fingers go flying.
Otherwise very good video.
There is a third way to do it,
Just using you outside dado blades a spacer and no inside chippers a table incert made of wood and your tenon jig.
You make both cheek cuts in one pass.
Using 2 blades on the arbor at the same time. You could also use 3 and make a through tenon adding a spline to lock it in the mortise.
love the video and how you deliver the info. super relaxing to watch you work!
Hi… thanks for your information how to make tenan with table saw. I am from Indonesia, and hobbies woodworking…
Omg. Never ever use rip fence to hold workpiece when doing cross cuts. Do you want to get hit by a piece of wood at 200+ mph? This 1st method is inviting for kickback
subscribed instantly!! Would love to be your neighbor. Just getting into Woodworking for a kitchen project. By far the best video I’ve seen! Thanks! And what a nice gentleman you are!
This is one of the better table saw tenon videos I have seen. You even showed that the table was unplugged while changing to the dado blade. Well done Chris. I’m just getting into the craft and this is a well produced and informative video. Cheers!
Tell me why state the obvious just get on with it or do you think your teaching the blind
Thank you so much for this video! I’m still very new to woodworking and I’ve been struggling to find some safe-ish methods to perform tenon cuts on a table saw. I realize there are a few safety concerns with some of the things you did in this video (rip fence + miter gauge used together, clamp close to the blade, etc.) but overall, this video has made the concept of how to cut a tenon joint much clearer for me, and how to do so accurately.
I hope to see more of your work soon. We need more videos like this one! 🙂
Great video thanks 🙏 if you don’t have a toggle clamp, I’ve seen elsewhere that a small sliding clamp can fed through a 40mm hole in the main board… 🌹🇦🇺✌️
All the latest gear. Festool this and festool that, what are you making to sell in your shop??
Good video, well done.