The Microdial Taper Jig from Microjig

July 8, 2013

It seems like all the tapering jigs I’ve ever used can be divided into one of two groups; crappy or awesome. My first manufactured tapering jig was one of those two legs with a hinge and not much support or accuracy kind.

Why did I buy it? Because it was cheap and I didn’t know any better. Sure it worked, most of the time, but there were plenty of times it just scared me to death or left such an inaccurate taper that I probably should’ve just thrown it away.

Over the years I’ve decided it was easier to cut tapers in a variety of ways that took longer to setup than it was to actually make the cuts. As a result, I just preferred not to taper legs or components to avoid the hassle.

Not so long ago the folks over at Microjig brought to market an amazing jig for cutting tapers on components the Microdial Tapering Jig. While I still haven’t given it a thorough testing yet, I couldn’t help but share this great video from Morton and the folks at Highland Woodworking demonstrating how awesome it really is.

If cutting accurate tapers for your projects is something you want to achieve without a lot of hassle and or concerns for your own safety, take a few minutes to consider the Microdial Tapering Jig.

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  1. Brian Glendenning says:

    How well do you think it would work at the bandsaw? (Don’t have a tablesaw).

  2. Paul says:

    I really like micro jig products. I have 2 grr-rippers and both the thin and full kerf splitters. But this jig looks overly complicated and takes a long time to line up properly. Dubby makes a much better jig IMO. It’s fast, easy to use and very accurate.

  3. Bernie S-R says:

    While I can see the safety benefits of the jig, it does look fiddly and quirky to set up. I wonder if there is a metric version? We sort of gave up feet and inches in Australia in the 1970’s

  4. Gary says:

    Charles Neil has a design for a taper jig that is a lot faster and just as safe. Cost about 20 bucks worth of material. I’m not saying that this jig isn’t good. Just a lot cheaper and faster to use Charles’ idea.

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