Simple DIY Taper Jig

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This super simple, made-from-scrap, DIY taper jig for your table saw can be put together in well under an hour.

Simple DIY Taper Wood Jig


  • 3/4" plywood (at least ~six inches longer¬† and wider that the piece of wood you are cutting) with straight, squared edges
  • Two strips of 3/4" plywood (one roughly the length of the piece you are cutting, the other roughly the width of the piece you are cutting) + 1-1/4" screws
  • Scraps of wood of the material you are cutting (or wood that is the same height as the material you are cutting) + screws or small L brackets to attach them to the plywood
  • Two toggle clamps + 1/2" screws

DIY Taper Jig How-To Video

DIY Table Saw Taper Jig - Make it Yourself

The great thing about this taper jig is that it is virtually free if you can build it with scraps. Toggle clamps are super cheap, and you've likely got the right sizes of screws already on hand.

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