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Customer Reviews for Lumberjack Tools Industrial-Series Tenon Cutter --- 2in., Model# TTA2000

Lumberjack Tools Industrial-Series Tenon Cutter --- 2in., Model# TTA2000

Item# 331505
Versatile tenon cutter is ideal for professional log furniture builders as well as for serious hobbyists. Attaches to a 1/2in. or larger drill to cut a tapered shoulder 60 degree on logs used to create log furniture. Replacement blades, sharpening jigs and easy plans for building furniture available sold separately. U.S.A. Dual Blade Yes, Dimensions L x W x H in. 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 7 13/16, Cutter Size in. 2, Compatible Tool Drill, Tapered Shoulder Degree 60, For Logs Up To in. 4 1/2, Pieces qty. 1. Includes two high-quality blades Built-in tenon measurement system allows user to gauge tenon length while cutting Blades can be sharpened or replaced Replacement blades, sharpening jigs and easy plans for building furniture available sold separately U.S.A. Model TTA2000
Average Customer Rating:
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Customer Reviews for Lumberjack Tools Industrial-Series Tenon Cutter --- 2in., Model# TTA2000
Review 1 for Lumberjack Tools Industrial-Series Tenon Cutter --- 2in., Model# TTA2000
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

Tenon Cutter

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April 14, 2008
By CedarCutter
from Austin,TX
"The tool is beautiful, if that word can be used to decribe tools. Polished aluminum with no scratches or dings. Assembly is easy. I stronly recommend at least 1/2" variable, low speed, high torque drill to use this tool. I burned up a pretty strong 1/2" and had to buy a bigger one. Once I figured out how to keep the log from moving, the tenon cutter really went to work. All the furniture is built from rustic cedar. No problem now. It cuts beautiful tenons. I plan to add the 1" cutter to the tool kit soon."
Describe Yourself: Home Handyman
+4points
4out of 4found this review helpful.
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Review 2 for Lumberjack Tools Industrial-Series Tenon Cutter --- 2in., Model# TTA2000
Overall Rating:
4 / 5
4 / 5

Logs to Furniture

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March 8, 2007
By ffstan
from Fairbanks Alaska
"I bought the 2 inch tenon cutter for making railing on my decks and stairs. Fortunantly my insurance company forced me to put up the deck rail fast so I used dimension lumber. I made a head board for a bed and am working on a railing for indoor stairs. I find it rather time consuming to build with logs. The tenon cutter speed the process but getting the lenghts correct and all takes time since nothing is square.
You need a powerful drill with a low gearing to use the tenon cutter. I tried using an old 1/2 inch drill but ended up buying a heavy duty 1/2" hammer drill with two drill speeds. I also tried chucking the tenon cutter in a small lathe which did not work at all. One needs to hold the tenon cutter firm against the log at the start - hard to do with a lathe. So follow the directions! You also need a solid work bench with a vice. I made a V-board for my vice to hold the round logs securly. Think lots of torque.
It has taken some practice to get consistent results. The blades have to be wicked sharp and I have had good luck with a medium diamond stone and no jig - just hand hold the blades at the correct angle. Getting the blades evenly set in the device also takes some trial and error. Too much blade showing and it chatters or stalls. Too little blade and it doesn't cut at all.
It is also tricky to get a straight tenon. One must keep the cutter dead straight and square - wish I had a level built into the drill! The tenons end up a bit larger than 2" but are easy to trim to size with a rasp.
I have been working with very dry spruce from 2.5" to 4". The larger diameters are harder to do - lots of material being removed. I wonder if green wood would be easier to cut.
The tenon cutter is a fantastic tool but not for the weak or mechanically challenged. One has to be ready to sharpen blades and adjust to close tolerances. And one has to be strong enough to control the tool and have an eye for straight and level."
Describe Yourself: Home Handyman
+8points
8out of 8found this review helpful.
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