Tenon cutters for rectangular applications
For square tenons, most people will either use a table saw or a router table and/or jig. Squaring off shoulders and removing wood to form a rectangular tenon is quite easily achieved with a few stop blocks attached to your saw or router table. Producing smooth, symmetrical round tenons requires a specialty tool... (Don't miss our video on using tenon cutters).
Tenon cutters for round tenons
Veritas aluminum-body tenon cutters cut smooth, perfect tenons with radiused shoulders. Cutters are vibration free being powered by an electric drill, yet still yield the same accuracy when used with a hand brace. The anodized body has been balanced to eliminate vibration and an integral level vial makes in-line cutting more accurate. To increase safety, the back end of the blade is contoured to avoid anything extending beyond the revolving aluminum body. The body has a built-in honing guide for easy sharpening of blades on a drill-press mounted drum sander. The blade is adjustable to cut the exact size of tenon required in both dry and green wood. Available in eight cutting diameters. Sizes 5/8" to 1" cut 2-3/4" long tenons and are typically used for most rustic furniture. Sizes 1-1/4" to 2" will cut 4-1/4" long tenons and are used for larger structural connections, such as bed frame to post, or fence rail to post. All sizes have hex shanks; sizes 5/8" to 1" are for use in an electric drill with a 3/8" (or larger) chuck. Sizes 1-1/4" to 2", which require more torque to drive, are for use in larger electric drills with a 1/2" (or larger) chuck.
Lumberjack Tools Industrial-Series 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.
LogMan Tenon Maker Kit is designed to produce tenons quickly and accurately. The unit consists of a router (ROUTER NOT INCLUDED) and a carbide cutter for wood removal, a wood guide for centering the tenon and keeping the tenon to a uniform diameter, and a base for clamping the tenon maker to a workbench providing a secure, vibration free unit. There are 4 wood guides available for this unit and they are easily changed for making different sized tenons.
Rockler Log Tenon Maker - Building beautiful rustic furniture is easier than ever with our mortising system! Cut log tenons in half the time of ''pencil sharpener'' style cutters. Build your own log furniture, log handrailing, log fences and more. For your first project, check out our FREE Step Stool Plan. See our Rockler Log Tenon Maker Video Workshop.