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

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Jorge G.

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#1 posted 1088 days ago

I am with cr1, learn to do them by hand. Once you get the hang of it you can make any kind of dovetail that no jig will be able to equal. By the time you have set up the jig, done test cuts, raise bit, lower the bit, blah, blah, blah. You could have made an entire drawer with a hand saw, a fret saw and a couple of chisels. Unlike al the jigs, you are not limited to a bit angle, you can make anything from a 2º to 15º angle, etc.

I bought a Leigh super jig, the thing has been gathering dust for 3 years already, it took me about 3 months to learn how to do dovetails by hand and have not looked back since then.

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