I bought a HF dovetail jig and 5 router bits for about $20.
The work looks good when it comes out, but they simply don't fit. The male
part is 21/32nds at the end, and 12/32nds at the base. The space in the
female end is only 18/32nds and 10/32nds; so obviously the male won't fit in
the female. (get all your silly jokes out of your system, and then please
pay attention again).
The guide is 7/16" OD as specified, the spacing on the template 1/2", and
the router bit is 1/2". So; what is wrong?! (My height is perfect; well, at
least it would be if I could get them together.)
The first time I tried, the baseplate was a bit off center. But after I
fixed that the results were identical. Apparently what I gained on one side
I lost on the other, so it didn't matter.
I don't think it is a bad jig because everything is consistant. Is it
possible the directions are wrong and it requires a 3/8" guide rather than a
7/16"? That would make the male a 16th" small and should be about right.
Any thoughts would be appreciated.