Tools / Machine
Tenon Cutter TC22 TSA, Drilling Jig & Saber Blade
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Tenon Cutter 22 Table Saw Attachment, Comes as an entire Package with drilling jig plus items listed below
40 page Blueprint book and instruction booklet
Two "chainsaw tooth" blades
Functional features are as follows:
Infinitely adjustable tenon size, from a 1" diameter tenon to a 5" diameter tenon.
Cuts one tenon dirrectly in line with the other tenon, perfect alignment of tenons.
Connect to your 4" shop vacuum and capture 95% of the shavings.
Removeable vacuum attachment.
Cuts with the grain, not crossgrain.
Extremely smooth cut, silky smooth.
A custom made carbide blade is available.
7 inch maximum work piece diameter.
8 foot maximum work piece length.
Designed to fit to the top of your table saw.
It takes about 5 min. to set it up.
The following steps will match the pictures on the left and walk you through cutting a tenon.
"Freehand" drill a 1/2" x 1/2" hole in each end of the workpiece.
Place the workpiece on the drilling jig included in the TC 22 TSA package.
Drill the 1/2" hole to a depth of 6".
Do the same on the opposite end. The drilling jig will cause both holes to be dirrectly in line with each other.
Place the included flex drive into your battery opperated drill and turning clockwise, thread the flexdrive into the workpiece.
Slide the workpiece all the way on to the axis shaft of the TC 22 TSA. Note: You are standing on the back side of the table saw.
At a slow speed turn the workpiece clockwise while lowering the workpiece onto the blade of the table saw.
Continue turning clockwise and lowering until the depth stop comes in contact with the stop.
Continue turning clockwise as you draw the workpiece off of the axis shaft finishing the cut.
Time elapsed: approx. one minute per tenon to drill and cut.
To cut a square shoulder tenon, switch the axis shaft from one mount to the other.
Drill the axis shaft hole.
Feed the workpiece onto the axis shaft through the hole in the side of the TC 22 TSA.
Feed the workpiece onto the axis shaft at a rate of about 1/16" per 1 revolution of the workpiece.
Time elapsed:approx. one minute per tenon to drill and cut.