Table Saw Jigs Versatility
There is no doubt that wood stock especially the one meant for perfect dimensional lumber is not one of the most conformable of products. Mostly you would not be able to find a fully dried piece and if you do, most of them would be simple pieces with twists, warps, cups or bows.
When you want to straighten-up some boards, the first tool that comes to your mind is the table saw miter jig. The table saw can always be used to work on the board, if you have a true flat surface. But, in order to create a flat surface, you will require a jointer. Jointers are bulky and costlier for small working locations and shops. The answer is in more versatile tools like table saw jigs that you can use in place of table saw taper jig. The table saw jigs give you straight, clean edges for making other joints, or for perfect glue-ups or just to clean the edges of the stock.
In order to make the right cut, table saw jigs are your perfect tool. You can use them to make the perfect square cuts or to make the correct angled cut. You can either buy a table saw jig from the market or you may even make one for yourself. The designs can range from simple plans to more detailed works. The jigs may be used with your radial saw or with the circular saw, whenever you are out. In order to make a customized table saw jigs, you will require materials like saw, straight edge, MDF board, screws, wood glue and power drill.
The first step is to determine the size required. For instance, 12”x24” can be taken here as your required size. Using the straight edge, you can mark the jig platform in a rectangular pattern. Then measure a piece of size 12”x2”. After the measurements have been made and transferred to the MDF, the cut outs can be made using the saw. As a guideline, ensure straight edges, as this can help you in making calibrated and accurate cuts. The 12”x2” piece can be used as the straight edge for your table saw jigs.
In the second step, the straight edge is placed on the marked place and using a pencil you can measure and mark a straight line 18” from the left side.
In the third step, the 12”x2” MDF length is placed on the left side of the line drawn in the second step. In order to secure the piece, use wood glue and then drill three screws in order to permanently secure the MDF length.
In the last step, the 6” on the right side of the pencil-drawn straight line is cut-off from the jig. This step completes the table saw jig, which is ready for you to use.
You can make these jigs in different sizes and use them to cut in straight line. You can use these table saw jigs by marking the line on the wood and running the saw blade using the jig to get the straight line cut. Different types of table saw jigs can be made for the table arm saw. More complex table saw jigs can be developed for more precise and sophisticated use. For miter cuts, you can find ready-to-use table saw jigs online for easy purchase.