The body design of the Veritas Tapered Tenon Cutters is similar to the Veritas Dowel and Tenon Cutters; however, the straight-edged high-carbon steel blade will put tapered tenons on the tips of turnings, dowel or rustic furniture components to fit into tapered holes, such as on the legs and spindles of a Windsor chair. The cutter works much like a hand-held pencil sharpener; you either rotate the workpiece while pressing it into the cutter body or you can rotate the tool on the workpiece.
Caution: Do not use these cutters with a power feed to make dowelling, as sustained use will lead to extreme heat build-up and the bodies of the cutters will become extremely hot.
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The Veritas tapered tenon cutters will put tapered tenons on the tips of turnings, dowels or rustic furniture components to fit into tapered holes – for example, legs and spindles on a Windsor chair. Use the cutter like a hand-held pencil sharpener; you either rotate the workpiece while pressing it into the cutter body or you can rotate the tool on the workpiece. Works equally well in soft, green or hard woods.
Although the body design is similar to the Veritas dowel and tenon cutters, the cut is quite different. When a tenon is fed through the body, the straight-edged blade tapers the ends, whereas the curved blade on the dowel cutters cuts cylindrical tenons with a radiused shoulder. (If you have already purchased Veritas dowel cutters, buying a straight replacement blade will allow you to cut tapered tenons.) Please note, the curved blade (for dowel making) should be used with only the three smallest sizes of tenon cutters (no. 308635, no. 308636, no. 308637)
The size given for each cutter is the minimum tenon diameter it will cut – the maximum is 1/2" (12.7 mm) greater, over a total tenon length of 2-1/2" (63.5 mm). The 3/8", 1/2" and 5/8" sizes will cover most tenoning requirements for typical chairmaking. Some longer tenons may require cutting the major diameter with a larger cutter, and then finishing with a smaller cutter; if you have all five sizes you will be able to cut any diameter tenon up to 1-1/8" (28.5 mm) in diameter and as long as 2" (50.8 mm) in a single operation.Tapered Tenon Cutter 3/8 inch (9.5 mm)
Designed for use in a hand brace, this reamer offers excellent control and good cutting capability for general woodworking. It is particularly useful for tapering through holes where you want to be able to wedge tenons, such as in chair construction. This reamer has a cast steel alloy body, a separate spring-steel blade, and a pair of blade-adjusting set screws.
When reaming out an existing hole (7/16 inch to 1-3/16 inch in diameter) (11 mm to 30 mm), the depth can be adjusted for working soft or hard woods and the angle can be adjusted for tenon/socket fit. The body has an included angle of 12.8° to match the tenons from the Veritas Tapered Tenon Cutters when making chair-leg socket joints. The traditional rustic look fit of joints made with the Veritas Standard Tenon Cutter appears even more natural, when the corresponding holes are tapered with this reamer.
Comes with a tapered square shank for use in a two-jaw or four-jaw hand brace. Blade is easy to sharpen. Made by Veritas.
Min. width drill hole 7/16 inch (11 mm)
Max. width drill hole 1-3/16 inch (30 mm)
Total length 5-3/4 inch (145 mm)
Cutting length 3-3/8 inch (86 mm)