|Forum topic by FaTToaD||posted 02-03-2012 08:50 PM||2460 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
02-03-2012 08:50 PM
I recently purchased a Rockler Complete Dovetail Jig and though the jig itself is awesome, I’m having some issues with tearout. The tearout is on both the sides and bottom of the pins and tails.
Now, I’m using cedar, which I’m sure is part of the problem since it’s so soft, however I’ve had some tearout on harder woods as well.
I’ve tried back routing and though it helps especially with the bottom tearout I’m still getting way too much elsewhere. The bits themselves are the ones that come with the jig and they are brand new.
I’ve tried slowing my pace and adjusting the speed of the router between 16k – 23k rpm. Nothing seems to help.
Does anyone have any tips, tricks, or advise to help prevent tearout on a dovetail jig?
A very frustrated David