dovetail jig made by General

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Forum topic by Hunterastin posted 05-26-2009 03:33 AM 1478 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-26-2009 03:33 AM

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Has anyone ever used the dovetail jig made by General? Home depot sells it for $40 but im only 15 and dont have alot of extra money to spend if its junk.

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#1 posted 05-26-2009 03:38 AM

The inexpensive Jigs are tougher to set up and use than say the Porter cable that sells for around $120 or a different style like the MLS dove tail jig. So if your budget will allow spend a little more for less headaches and better results.

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#2 posted 05-26-2009 04:32 AM

I don’t want to bad mouth any manufacturer.

I bought the General Pro Doweling Jig setup. It didn’t work well at all. Didn’t clamp tight, wasn’t stable and just generally unsatisfactory. If that jig is any indication of their other product, don’t waste your money.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#3 posted 05-26-2009 04:40 AM

a1Jim has offered some good advice and (lew too). like the old saying: ” a word to the wise is sufficient”. save a few more bucks…

-- mrsawdust, pittsburgh,pa.

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#4 posted 05-26-2009 10:36 PM

thanks guys, has anybody ever used a porter cable because i found a used one that i think i can afford

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