They are made from anodized aluminum and finished by glass bead blasting, which make them not only have good anti-friction and high hardness but also the exquisite appearance of matte finishing.
These two small and flexible tools weighing only 0.55 kg (0.12 lbs) each. It’s a wise choice for woodworkers to use them in making joints. They can be put in your pocket so that you can use and appreciate them frequently.
The TM-1 consists with one block, two sliders and two locking knobs. Once you confirm the mortise, precise tenons can be made in three steps.
Step 1 Confirm the width of kerf
Confirm the width of the blade kerf by using the distance between orange slider and block.
Step 2 Confirm the width of mortise
Confirm the width of mortise by putting the protruding parts of the block and the dark slider into the tenon.
Step 3 Cutting
Cut successively by using the orange slider and the block as a flip stop against the fence to achieve the precise tenon.
Since ancient times, the mortise and tenon joint has been one of the most classical jointing methods in woodworking. For efficiency and accuracy, the mortise is made before tenon. Also, to avoid a loose fit, the width of kerf and tenon need to be carefully measured and marked by hand, which is complicated and errors can easily occur. Needless to say, a perfect fit is difficult to control.
The TM-1 and KM-1 can avoid the above problem. There is no need to comply the making order, also the measurement of kerf, mortise and tenon is unnecessary. What you need to do is position the two sliders, and then the precisely fitted joints can be made in three steps.
1105 x 38 x 13mm
0.086 kg (0.19 lbs)
0.245 kg (0.54 lbs)
200 x 135 x 40 mm (7-7/8 x 5-5/16 x 1-9/16″)