The Woodsmith Store Benchtop Mortising Jig Hardware Kit

SKU #621999
MFR #WSS- 621999

The Benchtop Mortising Jig Kit from the Woodsmith Store makes cutting mortises fast and easy. When combined with a plunge router and solid carbide straight bits, you can cut precise mortises in no time. This exclusive design is perfect for loose tenon joinery, one of the most straightforward and robust types of joinery you can produce in a home workshop. The…

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$134.99

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Product Highlights

  • All-in-One Hardware Kit. The hardware kit consists of all of the hardware required to build and use the jig (lumber not included).
  • Project Plan & Step-by-Step Instructions. Exploded views, parts views, bill of materials, and a complete set of instructions on how to build the jig ($12.99 value!)
  • Instructional Videos. Get access to 5 videos! Each video explains how to use the jig, layout the mortises, create tenons, and make a set of metal scales for the jig.
  • Mortise Sizes. The Benchtop Mortising Jig Kit from the Woodsmith Store makes cutting mortises fast and easy. The jig can cut mortises from 1/8″ to 1/2″ wide and 3-1/2″ long. Adjustable stops set the mortise length from 1/2″ long to 3-1/2″ long.
  • Adjustable Stock Widths. The fence adjusts to multiple positions for a variety of different stock widths.
  • Adjustable Stock Thickness. A custom platen adjusts front to back for different stock thicknesses from 1/4″ to 1-1/2″.
  • Compatible with Most Routers. The jig will produce precision mortises with minimal setup when combined with a plunge router and a solid carbide straight bit.
  • INCLUDES FREE SHIPPING! Use Code MORTISE at checkout.

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Description

The Benchtop Mortising Jig Kit from the Woodsmith Store makes cutting mortises fast and easy. When combined with a plunge router and solid carbide straight bits, you can cut precise mortises in no time. This exclusive design is perfect for loose tenon joinery, one of the most straightforward and robust types of joinery you can produce in a home workshop. The advantage of loose tenon joinery is that it’s fast, strong, and repeatable. The jig can cut mortises from 1/8″ to 1/2″ wide and 3-1/2″ long.

Adjustable Fence

The fence works in multiple positions. The horizontal position cuts the mortise on the edge of a workpiece, while the vertical position cuts the mortises on the end of a workpiece. Both positions adjust for a variety of different stock widths.

Router Platen

The jig integrates an adjustable platen on top, which contains the router and only allows movement from side to side. The platen adjusts front to back for stock thicknesses from 1/4″ to 1-1/2″.  Adjustable stops set the mortise length from 1/2″ long to 3-1/2″ long.

Plunge Router + Straight Bits

The jig can produce precision results when combined with a good quality mid-sized plunge router. Solid carbide spiral upcut bits are the key to ejecting waste, while a dust hood keeps routing virtually dust-free.

All-in-One Hardware Kit Plus Plans

The hardware kit consists of all of the required hardware to build one jig. Each kit includes a 10-page set of plans with exploded views, parts views, a bill of materials, and a supply list. Step-by-step instructions are also included, which help guide you through the process of building the jig. Lumber is not included with the kit.

Instructional Videos

As a bonus, you also get access to 5 videos! Each video explains how to use the jig, layout the mortises, create tenons, and make a set of metal scales for the jig.

 

Specs

Mortise Widths 1/8″ to 1/2″
Mortise Lengths 1/2″ to 3-1/2″
Router Size and Type Required Mid-Size Plunge Base Router
Router Bit Requirements Solid Carbide Spiral Upcut Router Bits, 1/4″, 3/8″ or 1/2″.
1/8″ and 3/16″ straight bits will also work for thin materials.

Kit Includes:

10-Page Project plan

Step-by-Step Instructions

Fence & Upright Hardware 
(2) Destaco Clamps (225 Series)
(8) #8 x 3/4″ Pan Head Sheet Metal Screws
(10) 3/8″ T-Nuts
(2) 3/8″ Fender Washers
(2) 3/8″ x 2″ All-Thread Rod
(2) M8 x 1.25 Wing Nuts
(2) 5/16″ Nylon Washers
(2) 3/8″ Fence Knobs

Platen Hardware
(2) 1/4″-20 x 4″ All-Thread Rod
(2) 1/4″ Threaded Round Knobs
(2) 1/4″ Flat Washers
(2) 1/4″ T-Nuts
(2) 1/4″-20 Thumb Nuts (McMaster-Carr #99862A510)

Platen Adjustment Hardware
(2) 5/16″ x 3″ Carriage Bolts
(2) 5/16″ Fender Washers
(2) 5/16″ Threaded Star Knobs

Assembly Screws
(8) #8 x 1-1/4″ Flat Head Construction Screws
(18) #8 x 2″ Flat Head Construction Screws
(14) #6 x 3/4″ Flat Head Construction Screws

Platen Labels
(4) #6 x 5/8″ Pan Head Sheet Metal Screws
(4) #6 Flat Washers
(1) 1/16″ x 1-1/2″ x 11-1/2″ Aluminum Plate
(6) Pre-Printed Self-Adhesive Scale Labels (One 8.5″ x 11″ Sheet)

(Lumber not included)

Warning:  California Proposition 65

Shipping Information

  • Weight: 3.13 lbs
  • Dimensions: 10 × 7 × 5 in