I need to taper cut a strip of hardwood floor and I tried this jig
(http://www.woodcraft.com/family.aspx?FamilyID184 ) and found it to be
quite imprecise. Does anyone have a better recommendation or perhaps a
taper cutting technique to share?
One of the easiest ways: Get a straight board (piece of plywood works
well) a little longer than the workpiece. Set your tablesaw fence to
the width of this board. Mark the cut line on the workpiece. Tack,
double-side tape, or otherwise affix the workpiece to the long board
such that the cut line aligns with the side of the board closer to the
blade, then run the whole thing through the table saw.
> I need to taper cut a strip of hardwood floor and I tried this jig
> (http://www.woodcraft.com/family.aspx?FamilyID184 ) and found it to be
> quite imprecise. Does anyone have a better recommendation or perhaps a
> taper cutting technique to share?
Had an old Craftsman POS, with a broken pivot, that looked just like
the one you tried.
Threw it in the trash and built the one from the NYW along with a few
of my own upgrades.
Worked just fine, but could have bought one for less money.
Yep. I bought a Craftsman one and it had a wobbly pivot and unaligned
"legs". It's been returned without my being able to make a single cut
with it. It just boiled my blood to see such a poorly made piece of
For one-off tapering, Larry's suggestion is pretty hard to beat. However, if
you need to cut tapers often, take a look at the one I finally settled on:
... scroll down to "tapering jig".
I fussed for years with many different types and have been very satisfied
with the accuracy, repeatability, and safety, of this one.
On 18 Jun 2006 17:03:17 -0700, email@example.com wrote:
I use a shop-made version of this from time-to-time and it works quite
I do notice some slight jamming but a good saw can over come this. I
use a 5hp with good tooling. If you are using a small capacity T/S the
inconsistencies might be due to the saw.
In any case use caution.
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