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Dovetail Jig Guidance

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Joppy14/04/2012 18:46:47
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I'll shortly be in the market for a dovetail jig. Which can you reccomend (or not)from your experience

Mailee14/04/2012 20:58:54
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Well out of all of the jigs I have seen and owned my favourite is the Dakota jig from Rutlands. It is limited to through dovetails of even spacing only but makes it so simple and easy. It takes just minutes to set up and use it. I have spent hours with the other jigs that cut blind dovetails tring to set them up until I could finally turn out some passable joints. It is also one of the cheapest on the market too which is a big bonus. HTH.

Derek Lane14/04/2012 21:49:54
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I've got the trend jig but very rarly use it as I am trying to cut them all by hand. Having said that It is a good jig as long as you read the instructions well as you would with any jig or tool

This is the one I have

Big Al15/04/2012 08:20:33
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I own a leigh D4 and have had it for about 7 years. To me it's the bee's knee's, yes it can take a bit of time to set up but I have complete control over spacing, and it will cut both through and half blind dovetails. It can also cut sliding dovetails.

Before that I had a trend DJ300, which was OK but it was limited to 300mm wide and only cut half blind dovetails.


Joppy19/04/2012 18:07:15
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Thank you, I'll investigate all the mentioned models.

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