A box joint jig is a must-have addition to a woodworker’s tool collection if you like to mold boxes. After scouring woodworking sites, speaking to experts, and doing the research.
Here what I found to be the best box joint jigs for the router table and saw -
Box Joint Jig
2. Rockler Router Table Box Joint Jig
1/2'' or 3/4''
3. Woodhaven 4555 Box Joint Jig
1/8" to 13/16"
For Table Saw
4. Leigh B975 Box Joint Jig
1/2" and 3/4"
5. Woodhaven 4556 Box Joint Jig
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Best Box Joint Jig for Router Table And Saw [Review]
1. INCRA I-BOX Joint Jig - The Best
Dual pitch lead screw mechanism
The dual pitch lead screw mechanism gives you a whooping range from 1/8- inches and up to 3/4- inches pin widths. Joint tightness adjustments with the screw are at a micro-level.
Compatible with all width cutters
While the limber must have a thickness range of ¼ inch to 7/8 inches, the jig is compatible with all width cutters. It also has a reversible design that enables you to place it on either side of the cutter.
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2. Rockler Box Joint Jig - Most affordable
The Rockler box joint jig for router table is compact yet capable of producing huge boxes smoothly and effortlessly resulting in boxes with a neat finish and tight fittings.
Solid brass indexing keys
The indexing keys give you uniform spacing while producing tight finger joints. Large box joints are easily achieved with a firm grip while you work. Your boards are neatly stocked in different slots behind its glass-filled nylon sled. The keys handle thicknesses of ¾ inch and operate with three finger-widths like 3/8, ¼, and ½ inches.
MDF platform and fence
Sliding boxes is hassle-free as the MDF fence prevents tear-out. The platform is anchored and is also secured with a melamine coating that inhibits friction.
3. Woodhaven 4555 Box Joint Jig For Table Saw
The Woodhaven gives impeccable finishes while you don’t have to move both the jig and the work when you cut.
Wide cutting range
You can cut box joints with this jig from 1/8 inches up to 13/16 – inches.
24- inch aluminum ultra track
You can use it with any miter gauge with its 24-inch ultra track. The track is also equipped with a blade/bit cut out as well as replaceable sub fences. The additional fences are ¾ inch MDF which minimizes tear-out risk.
4. LEIGH B975 Box Joint Jig
The Leigh excels as a multipurpose tool as it does more than produce boxes but also capable of making drawers for beehives.
Choose between asymmetrical or symmetrical outcomes
The jig handles thicknesses of up to 13/16-inch boards with widths ranging from 2 -inches to 17 – 13/16 inches. You will be able to conjoin box joints of ½ inch and ¾ inch.
Operate it only on a router table
5. Rockler XL Box Joint Jig
As the name implies is this Rockler perfect for making very large boxes like cabinets, huge chests, and guitar amps.
Solid brass indexing keys
The indexing keys give you uniform spacing while producing tight finger joints. Large box joints are easily achieved with a firm grip while you work. Your boards are neatly stocked in different slots behind its glass-filled nylon sled. The keys produce air-tight joints with fingers of ¾ and ½ inches.
The Rockler offers sturdiness and support
Glass-filled nylon material is used for the sled which prevents mishaps and much-needed support and the work glides smoothly. The vertical side features MDF boards that add support and added grip.
6. Woodhaven 4556 Portable Box Joint Jig
You can take the Woodhaven 4556 wherever you please, considering its lightweight five pounds.
Compatible with large box assembling
With this box joint jig, you can cut box joints of ½ inch and up to 1 – 9/16 inch with a wood thickness of 2 inches maximum.
The jig is geared to prevent side to side movement
No clumsiness or movement while you work with the jig’s indexes preventing that while also ensuring flawless cuts. The joining experience is furthermore enhanced by a 12-inch ultra track fence from aluminum, two built-in clamps, and replaceable MDF sub fences.
Five setup jigs
The jig comes with ½ inch, 1 -1/2 inch, ¾ inch, and 1 -1/4-inch joints.
8. Wllp Box Joint Jig
Made from machined aluminum the box joint jig fits on a large number of router tables and table saws that have standard slots.
9. Machine tech finger and box joint jig
It is an inexpensive, easy to use combination tool to make classic though joints.
Cutting depth and widths
The cut widths can be ¾ inch or 1 inch wide while thickness range from ½ inch to a maximum of 7/8 inch. The board length that you join does not have a limit. When you move the jig, it can create variable extra-wide or spaced joints as needed.
Irrespective of which box joint you choose as every woodworker swears by his particular brand which might not suit you and vice versa. These box joint jigs are premium quality to add to the strength, symmetry, not to mention time-saving aspects of making boxes.