Anyone have one of those cheap(er) dovetailers from places like Harbor
Freight or Grizzly?
If so, which one to steer away from (HF offers three different units)?
How is construction - any plastic?
Are they half way decent? or is it something you've used once and now
sits under the bench?
I normally do my dovetailing by hand, but there are occassions when time
is an issue. As much as I'd like to, I ain't gonna plop down a grand
for a top of the line unit with accessories ad nauseum. I'll part with
a C-note though on something that might get used once or twice a year.
Mark from Pasadena, MD
I have the craftman one. Its mostly plastic(95%), but it works great never
had a problem with it except
you need their adapter plate for the router( about $10). It does box(2
sizes), half blind and though dovetails
Just a suggestion but if you want to duplicate that step that took the
longest, it's fairly easy to do. When you have the right depth set for your
dovetails, put a board in your vice and move the router bit into the top of
the board. From this point forward, you simply repeat the depth by lowering
the bit to fit the cut out area on the board.
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