What is the best dovetail jig for under $400. I would like to be able
to make multiple width tails and pins and I am no rocket scientist so
easier is better. I own the Sears version and it works ok but creative
options are limited.
I picked up a used Leigh for a good price a number of years ago from a
contact made on the listserver. Anybody here have one to sell. (Mines
not for sale :-)
Try Ebay. The Leigh's not the quickest to set up but offers the most
On 21 Jul 2004 07:19:01 -0700, email@example.com (George)
|What is the best dovetail jig for under $400. I would like to be able
|to make multiple width tails and pins and I am no rocket scientist so
|easier is better. I own the Sears version and it works ok but creative
|options are limited.
Another option would be the Akeda, which I own. Slightly better
repeatability in setup function. Decent dust collection. Good manual. Not
nearly as widely used. Available in the US only through Woodcraft, and
maybe not at every location. I made through dovetails with variable
spacing, rubber mallet tight, within 45 minutes of mounting the jig to the
bench. Half-blinds can be screwed up, but you have to be creative to do
Another interesting product is the Katie jig. http://www.katiejig.com/ I
find the operation of this tool to be very intuitive, and the use of a
router table, allowing a much more powerful router, somewhat comforting.
One of the kitchen cabinet books I've got loves this set up. He uses a
shop-made table, with two routers set up, to move quickly through a
kitchen's worth of drawer joints.
Just my US$400 worth....
You did leave out a very nice machine made by Porter Cable.
The 24" Omnijig is a monster of a jig and is currently
being sold with the adjustable through template and the
1/2" blind template for $379... It makes most other jigs
appear to be toys compared to weight and mass..
It comes in at around 60 lbs and will last
a lifetime or two...
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patriarch < wrote:
Only 'cause I didn't (don't) know anything about it... ;-)
I apologize if it seemed as though I intended my reviews to be exhaustive.
Far from the case, what I meant to imply was that those were the thoughts
and experiences of an enthusiastic hobbyist.
Here's hoping others can contribute their experiences, too.
Not so fast. I have a 16" Omni Jig and it is great. I would buy another
one in a minute. I had a cheapo import once but this is a Cadilac or maybe
now a Lexus?, in comparison. Even I can make drawers one after another and
On Wed, 21 Jul 2004 16:20:34 GMT, "patrick conroy"
|> What is the best dovetail jig for under $400. I would like to be able
|I'd say the top two vote getters are Leigh and the Akeda.
I should have offered this link earlier:
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