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Posted on Hand cut dovetails vs. dovetail jig. Which do you use and why?

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#1 posted 07-29-2012 04:11 PM

I own both the Rockler and PC dovetail jigs, and I even produced the demo video on Rockler’s website for their jig.

I will set up a jig if I need to make a bunch of drawers, but for a drawer or two, I can have them hand cut inte time it takes to dig out the jig and set it up.

The first couple times you hand cut them they WILL take longer and may not be as neat, but with a bit of practice, you’ll be making great joints in less time than it takes to discuss it.

I see no reason to choose one method over another (other than cost) having the ability to do either expands your capabilities.


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