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Posted on Dovetail jigs, Need help with jig of choice.

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David Drummond

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#1 posted 09-05-2011 05:04 AM

I own the Keller Dovetail jig Model 1500 and it is very easy to understand, set-up and use… however, take note that it can only be used for through dovetails. I have recently been eyeing the Akeda dovetail jig system but dont have any personal experience with it. I like the fact that it can do both half blind and through dovetails with indexable spacing unlike the Leigh dovetail jig where it infitely adjustable which also includes the pin sizing. The Leigh doetail jig is another great option but I find it to be too laborous to set up. The Keller is hard to beat for the money and definitely gets the job done if through dovetails are all that you plan on using in your projects. Good luck in your venture to find one that is right for you! Regards, DD

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