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This project details the assembly of WOOD Magazine's Universal Tablesaw Jig. The hardware kit shown in the video is from Schlabaugh & Sons.

Part I of the video shows how to construct the kit and explains the basics of the how the Universal Tablesaw Jig operates. The laser engraved table accurately sets angles for miter cuts on the tablesaw. The alignment pins making setting the jig for 90 degree crosscuts a breeze. The jig also operates as a taper jig.

Part II of the video details the various operations that can be performed with WOOD Magazine's Universal Tablesaw Jig. This woodworking video shows how to use the jig for crosscutting, mitering, tapering and panel cutting.


I'm often asked if the Kit offered from Schlabaugh and Sons is worth buying, or can you build this jig yourself?  Read my review of the kit here.


12/14/2010 11:12:49 AM
United States
Ben Reese
Posted by:
Hi John, great video! Thanks for sharing.  You may not have used either of the following, however I am sure you are famililar with Incra's Miter express and their Build It Jig.  In fact, the Build It looks very much like the Wood Universal Table Saw jig.  I already have an Incra 1000SE miter gauge which would fit into the Miter express.

In your opinion, comparing the three systems , the Miter Express (which I already have the miter gauge for) , Build it and the Wood Universal which would be the best investment?
Thanks for your advice.  MERRY CHRISTMAS
12/13/2009 1:48:28 PM
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hello my name is Ramon very good videos you know I like to give me some help I aser the kitchen of my house but I have not the right tool me podrias desir which is what I have to purchase in order to have my small workshop in I called my house carpentry much attention and I would not be much to help me telling me to devo aser have wonderful things that your aces and I hope you can help take care of tool saying thank you ...
10/17/2009 5:52:53 AM
United States
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Reply to comment from Raymond who wrote:
In your assembly video, you explained - reasonably enough - how to split the difference for left and...

Hi Raymond,  you bring up an excellent point that was overlooked in the video. Before installing the t-tracks, you make the zero cut for each of the sled sides.  After you know the final dimensions of sled you then cut the horizontal t-track to size so that it's short enough that it will never come in contact with the blade.
10/12/2009 3:25:22 AM
United States
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In your assembly video, you explained - reasonably enough - how to split the difference for left and right use, but I was confused as to how the kit might consider different lengths of t-track for the sides . . .

And:  I am a bit concerned about the t-track occasionally coming in contact with the blade as it looks to be in line with the zero clearance.  

How is this addressed?

Thank you
1/26/2009 1:39:49 AM
United States
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Reply to comment from angel Ramon Abundis who wrote:
I want to buy the parts (the pices of metal)also I lake to know  the name of this parts to make my o...

Hola Angel,

Home Depot doesn't carry the t-track.  You're probably better off buying the t-track and hardware from some place like -


Or PeachTree Woodworking:

Let me know if you have any more questions.

Did you download the PDF plan attached to the project?  The plan has a good break down of the pieces.
1/26/2009 1:19:19 AM
angel Ramon Abundis
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I want to buy the parts (the pices of metal)also I lake to know  the name of this parts to make my own. I went to lows & home depot, and they don't know noting about this tools. can you help my please.

hola mi nombre es angel ramon quiero saber el nombre de los rieles y de las agrraderas para comprarlas, ya que fuie a un home depot y a un lows y no me pudieron decir como se llamaban o si las vendian, soy mexicano y me gustaria hacerla pero no pude comprar los rieles si alguien me puede auxiliar se lo agradeceria mucho aqui esta mi correo por si alguien me ayuda
1/20/2009 5:19:24 AM
United States
Mark H.
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I'm completely amazed at the people who actually have a critique of this very informative and FREE video.

Keep up the fantastic work ..... and ignore the stinkers.
11/29/2008 1:12:04 PM
United States
John W. Nixon
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Reply to comment from GRJensen who wrote:
I put one of these together last year ... what a terrific jig! It replaced four other jigs I had mad...

I'm glad to hear you use and like this jig as much as I do!  It's nice to have one jig that is so versatile, accurate and capable.  Thanks for sharing your experience.
11/29/2008 8:09:48 AM
United States
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I put one of these together last year ... what a terrific jig! It replaced four other jigs I had made some time ago, and I use it all of the time.

I'm a little surprised at the report of a bad experience with Schlabaugh & Sons. I have purchased items from them for several projects in addition to the jig, and have found their customer service to be top flight.

Johhn, thanks for the informative videos on your website.
10/11/2008 11:13:03 AM
United States
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10/11/2008 3:58:22 AM
United States
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Very informative. This young man did this for free most likley, who cares if the production quality of this video is not on par with a video you would have had to pay for? Not me. He did a fine job getting the point across in a easy to understand manner.
10/2/2008 10:27:45 AM
United States
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Camera operator should back up and use longer focal length when shooting faces. This will eliminate the distortion of the person's face. The lighting you used created hot-spots. Use umbrellas or reflectors to even out lighting and minimize harsh shadows. Keep microphone equi-distant from speakers face. This will minimize the inconsistant volume levels and the echo created by being too far from the mic.
Directions were reasonably clear. Edits effective in compressing length.
10/1/2008 9:34:04 AM
United States
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very detailed ... enjoyed very much
9/27/2008 3:05:08 PM
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9/16/2008 4:56:34 PM
United States
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Excellent vid as usual, however, I would urge people NOT to buy anything from Schalabaugh and sons.  I placed an order for the hardware for this jig a month ago and still my order has not progressed.  They have also ignored most of my contacts about the order.  I just sent them an email telling them where they can put their order!
9/8/2008 4:34:33 PM
United States
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id like to buy a jig like that all made. where can i find one if you done sell them? nice work,i realy like the web site.
9/6/2008 3:35:29 PM
United States
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Amazing how well you present the video. Good job.
9/4/2008 3:08:51 PM
United States
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Love it. Thanks!!

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