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Delta tenon jig

Today I was going to use my Delta Tenon Jig, and realized it has a little loose fit in my table saws guide slot.
Does anyone know of an accessory to help tighten the fit?
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Today I was going to use my Delta Tenon Jig, and realized it has a little loose fit in my table saws guide slot.

Does anyone know of an accessory to help tighten the fit?
Most have the guildes on the tenon jig with some slop in the guides. Either a wide screw slot or a slip guide that has a coned screwc that forces the the widith wider. Look at the bottom rails . Tom

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If the tenon jig does not have any adjustment for the fit of the miter slot guide shoe, there is an old method of tightening up a small slop in the fit. Use a center punch to form a couple of dimples on the side of the guide. If the slop is not too great, this can make the fit more precise.

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Thank you. I went out and bought an expandable guide made by Incra. Nice modification.
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Is it like this .....?

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Thank you. I went out and bought an expandable guide made by Incra. Nice modification.

This is the only one I could find that is adjustable, and it looks real nice:
https://www.ebay.com/i/132921247425?chn=ps

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Cornstock Wood, Here is the manual in a PDF file...it explains how to make all the necessary adjustments. You can download it to your computer. Hope this helps you.
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Yes, I bought it at Woodcraft. They have several Incra accessories and mitre guide bars choices (lengths).
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Cornstock Wood, Here is the manual in a PDF file...it explains how to make all the necessary adjustments. You can download it to your computer. Hope this helps you.
Thank you, I have emailed it to myself to print off later.
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I was wondering, of those who have a Delta Tenoning Jig, if you actually use it. I got one free with then purchase of a lathe years ago and never used it. True, I have not made many tenons, but I've just used the stacked dado head method. Any real advantage to the Jig?
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I have a Powermatic jig but......

I ended up making my own from wood. I started out with an old Craftsman jig and kept modifying until I eliminated it entirely:
https://www.woodworkingtalk.com/f27/...odified-15905/










Eliminated the old jig here:



Now, to the question of use. I found that using a bandsaw for tenons is really quick and easy with stops on the fence for the depth and the shoulders. Sorry no photos of my setup:
https://www.wwgoa.com/video/cutting-...andsaw-004761/

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I was wondering, of those who have a Delta Tenoning Jig, if you actually use it. I got one free with then purchase of a lathe years ago and never used it. True, I have not made many tenons, but I've just used the stacked dado head method. Any real advantage to the Jig?
I have made some small projects with small joints using mine. I pulled it out for a project that has some larger tenons. That’s when I noticed the sloppiness with the miter guide slot. The sloppiness would have wreaked havoc on the bigger joints. Tuning up the jig became a project within a project. LOL! I’m happy to have brought out a dust collector, cleaned it up and it is dialed in, ready for use this weekend.
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I have made some small projects with small joints using mine. I pulled it out for a project that has some larger tenons. Thatís when I noticed the sloppiness with the miter guide slot. The sloppiness would have wreaked havoc on the bigger joints. Tuning up the jig became a project within a project. LOL! Iím happy to have brought out a dust collector, cleaned it up and it is dialed in, ready for use this weekend.

I didn't mean to hi-jack your 'How to' thread into a 'Do you' so I felt obligated to check my NIB Jig. It has what appears to be adjustment (eccentric?) washes at the front and end of the track bar. Identical to those at the ENDS of the bar woodnthings posted.


So how did you 'dial in' your track. I thought about selling mine since I never used it yet, but there may be a project down the road where it would come in handy. And then I could always sell a 'gently used' jig later.
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Cornstalk Wood, I have owned the Delta Tenon Jig for a number of years, and have used it numerous times. The beauty of this jig is that dials in the tenon using the miter slot and is independent from the fence. You can set it up...remove it from your table saw...use your table saw for other operations...then place the tenon jig back onto your saw to cut more tenons at the same set up as before. I find this a nice convenience, and a real time saver.

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I have made some small projects with small joints using mine. I pulled it out for a project that has some larger tenons. That’s when I noticed the sloppiness with the miter guide slot. The sloppiness would have wreaked havoc on the bigger joints. Tuning up the jig became a project within a project. LOL! I’m happy to have brought out a dust collector, cleaned it up and it is dialed in, ready for use this weekend.

I didn't mean to hi-jack your 'How to' thread into a 'Do you' so I felt obligated to check my NIB Jig. It has what appears to be adjustment (eccentric?) washes at the front and end of the track bar. Identical to those at the ENDS of the bar woodnthings posted.


So how did you 'dial in' your track. I thought about selling mine since I never used it yet, but there may be a project down the road where it would come in handy. And then I could always sell a 'gently used' jig later.
I replaced the original miter slot guide with a 21” Incra guide. The Incra guide is adjustable so that it can be widened with an adjustment Allen screw. To mount it, I used the original mounting holes in the jig, and drilled and tapped a new attachment hole in the guide so that I had two new mounting points that align with the jig. The rest of the adjustments were per the owners manual to square up to the blade, and table.
Hope this helps you.
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