I'm finally getting to putting together a review of my AKEDA dovetail
and happened to check the price on the WoodCraft site. When I bought
it - on a "closeout deal", the jig and the "DC Accessories Kit" was
The current "closeout deal" for the same package is now down to
$339.99 (don't you just love the 9.99 thing? Would $340 be too steep
to buy - but if it's ONLY $339.99 - well hell - give me TWO!).
TheJigStore has the same complete jig package - for $329.99.
And - if you JUST HAVE TO HAVE a jig that'll do TWENTY FOUR
INCH WIDE BOARDS! check out the 24 inch model of the AKEDA.
If you're considering getting a variable spacing dovetail jig that'll do
through and half blind dovetails and box joints - and half blinds in
rabbeted/rebated drawer fronts- and sliding dovetails - this Jig
and EVERYTHING You Can Stick On It package deal is worth looking into.
The AKEDA is a Third Generation router based dovetail jig sytem,
the LEIGH being a Second Generation router based dovetail jig
system. It is an extremely well thought out, well designed, well
made system that works well and is easy to use (like all dovetail
jigs, getting the bits set right DOES require some test cuts,
regardless what the ads and brochure say, or imply)
I've put up the pages I'm "almost done with" and will be revising
and cleaning things up over the next week or so. But what's
up has a LOT of subtle, but important, things about this jig
that make it different - and IMHO - better - than ANY other
variable spacing dovetail jig out there.
Disclaimer: I have NO connection with AKEDA, any outfit that
sells it and paid the going price at the time for the AKEDA I have.