Northwest Tenon Cutters
Tenon Cutters the tool that cuts tenons on the ends of your rails and
spindles. For stair rails, use the 3" length. Requires use of ?" or ?" drill,
depending on size of cutter. Two high carbon steel blades flare Size
the material end about 60?. The two smallest sizes come Stock
with ?" shafts; the other sizes come with ?" shafts. The Length
recommendation is to use a ?" electric drill to power the
1?", 2", and 2?" tenon cutters because the drill should have
a maximum RPM of 500 for both safety and limiting tool
overload. Made of cast aluminum. Size Length Stock Drill Size
All the tenon cutters ?" 1?" 2?" ?"
Countersinks have an adjustable 1" 2?" 2?" ?"
are used to cut the shaft to allow custom 1?" 2?" 3?" ?"
funnel shaped impres- sizing of the length
sion into the post of the tenons. See 2 3" 4?" ?"
(after drilling with a chart for maximum 2?" 3?" 5" ?"
self-feed bit) to accept the taper of the rail. tenon lengths. Order Online
This permits the ability to obtain a tighter fit
for furniture or to give a stronger shoulder fit
on rails. Sizes: ?", 1", 1?", & 2" Order Online Operating Instructions
Tenon Cutter System Never hold the material with hands and push into tenon cutter.
The combination of The Tenon Cutter is designed to be used with a drill motor or drill
the Drill Carriage and press with the appropriate size chuck for the tool. It is not rec-
Manual Clamp(s) ommended to be connected to any other type motor or driving
makes for hassle
device. The maximum operating RPM is 500.
The material being cut should be clamped in a vise or other
free alignment and appropriate clamping device and the cutter pushed onto the wood.
cutting of tenons, Never hold the material in hands and push into tenon cutter.
especially if you are Always keep the cutter blades sharp for the tool to work properly. If
cutting numerous sharpening is necessary, use a fine stone as you would on a knife or
spindles for railings wood chisel. Never use a grinder or the blades will be damaged.
or for multipiece furniture production. You can add as many When reinstalling the blades, do not over tighten the retain-
clamps as you would like to your setup, but for most applica- ing screws or you may strip the threads in the housing. Check
tions one clamp is all that is really necessary. The Drill Carriage the screws from time to time to see that they do not loosen. It is
holds the drill in place on a slide-rail frame. The drill is manu- advisable to put a piece of wood dowel (the proper size) into the
ally pushed or slid onto the end of the clamped stock, cutting tenon pocket for the blade tips to seat against so when the dowel
the tenon. The self-centering Manual Clamp locks into the Drill
is turned or pulled out the blade tips scratch it to assure a proper
Carriage for maximum support. Note: The Drill Carriage is
diameter tenon finish. The better you set up the blades, the better
the tool will perform.
custom designed to work with the Milwaukee ?" Drill and is The drive shaft is adjustable to get a short or long tenon. Using
NOT guaranteed to work with other drills. a metal ruler; measure from the blade tip to the end of the drive-
shaft to get the desired length. Wood material should be clean and
Tenon Cutter System: Order Online the ends cut off squarely.
Drill Carriage If operating with a drill motor, hold onto it firmly to counter
For use with Milwaukee model #1854-1 ?" drill. act the torque effect of the tenon cutter. You must aim the tool
Manual Clamp straight onto the material to get a straight tenon. A little practice
For bolt-on attachment to Drill Carriage. will make a perfect tenon nearly every time. Do not use exces-
Milwaukee #1854-1 ?" Drill sive pressure to force tool onto material. It should almost self
feed onto material. Excessive pressure or chattering can damage
the tool and usually means the blades need to be sharpened. The
sharper the blades, the better.
Always wear safety glasses. Never allow clothing or other objects
Schroeder to touch the tool while in operation. Always keep hands clear.
Log Home Supply, Inc. Never touch the tool while in operation.
When using very dry material, it may be necessary to apply a
1-800-359-6614 www.loghelp.com little water to the work place by dipping it in a bucket or spraying
"Your Log Home Hardware Store" with a squirt bottle to avoid a dry screech or chatter.
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