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General Tools & Instruments 860 dovetailer EZ Pro dovetail Jig

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  • Self aligning design ensures that both ends of the dovetail joint match up every time
  • Sturdy machined aluminum construction
  • Integrated clamps allow precise clamping of jig to work piece
  • No assembly boards of any widths required
  • Includes 14-Degree 1/2-Inch dovetail router bit
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Technical Details
Part Number 860
Item Weight2.6 pounds
Product Dimensions3.5 x 3.4 x 14.9 inches
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Item model number860
ColorSilver
Item Package Quantity1
Warranty Description90-Day parts and workmanship
  
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ASINB002RHP7KM
Best Sellers Rank #40,150 in Home Improvement (See top 100)
Shipping Weight2.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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Date First AvailableOctober 19, 2009
  
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Product Description

"E-Z PRO - THE DOVETAILER" DOVETAIL JIG Self-aligning design ensures both ends of the dovetail joint match up evenly. Portable to work site or area. Sturdy machined aluminum construction. Easily adjust the dovetail interference to create loose or tight joints. Integrated clamps allow precise clamping to work piece. Accommodates boards of any widths. Includes: 1/2" dovetail router bit and user's manual.

From the Manufacturer

With the dovetailer jig and your router, you can cut professional dovetail joints, box joints or half blind joints, simply and accurately right out of the box.

Customer Reviews

I had a hard time following the written instructions.
john patterson
Unfortunately it took me 30 minutes to do the setup and 2 minutes to cut the dove tail.
D. C. Pearce
The quality was much better; everything fit together and the dvd worked.
jpl341

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42 of 46 people found the following review helpful By John H. Mead on December 15, 2009
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Because of a favorable review by a writer I trust in a leading woodworker magazine, I bought this unit. I had hoped to occasionally avoid the tedious procedure of setting up my large, complex jig when doing simpler "quickie" tasks. It was not to be. After an entire day of experimenting with a variety of cutter lengths and the resulting frustration from each, I concluded that tight, well-aligned joints were simply not possible. I will try to obtain guidance from the manufacturer, attempt to return it, or throw it away as a bad investment, in that order. I will not inflict it upon a friend as a "starter" jig. What better way to discourage a learner?
The manufacturer has recently contacted me and provided supplementary materials, advice, and an overall fresh look at the Dovetailer product. The instructions have been extensively revised with illuminating color and clearer detail. A stop collar has been added to the cutting bit, upgrading its performance, and a DVD from General details the procedure, albeit with accelerated action. I now believe this device is worth a second look. I'm grateful I did not dispose of mine - and the price is right.
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Joe on February 24, 2012
There are a lot of negative reviews on this piece. I bought it locally. I was in the market for a dovetail jig, but was planning on spending 200.00 or more. As a note, I would consider myself an "advanced novice" woodworker. I have no formal training, but have an impressive collection of tools and have made some really nice furniture pieces using fairly advanced techniques.I am pretty good with a router but have never done dovetails, as I have never made anything with drawers, and either rabbet cabinet joints or use mortise and tenon. At 40$, I figured it was worth a try, even if only to practice basic technique. If it didn't work, I wouldn't be too upset considering the 2 dovetail bits I bought cost more than that. I watched the included video several times, as well as watching other videos about making dovetails in general, and understanding the basic principles of dovetailing. I chose to use this on the router table. I have a router lift so height adjustments are easy and (I feel) more accurate than using the plastic gauge. I cut two pieces of 1x6 (3/4 x 5.5 ) scrap stock to give it a try. Again after careful understanding of the instructions and a good general knowledge of dovetail joints, I fired up the router and started cutting. My first joint came out almost perfect. It was a little too tight, but I was kind of calculating it would be based on my height adjustment. The pins and tails did match perfectly though. After sawing the dovetails off and trying again, it was a little too loose. Repeat a few times and I found the sweet spot. Absolutely perfect fitting half blind joints.

Observations:
1 - The top of the jig is a little shallow. I think using it on a table gave me greater accuracy.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful By kenf on May 16, 2011
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The first blind dovetail I did was nice and tight. As a rank beginner, I was quite happy.

Note that the included cutter is only long enough to do through dovetails on 1/2 inch stock. Any thicker and you have to go blind.

The tool is a touch rough in places, and I am going to have to chase the threads for the clamp screws to smooth them up. The instructions can be cryptic.

It's not perfect, but it will do the job if you use your head and are careful.
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful By D. C. Pearce on July 2, 2010
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The product has potential but the accuracy of the metal casting and plastic parts fails to deliver its potential.

The instructions set for the General EZ Pro Dove Tailer should be re-written by someone that knows how to write instructions. The instructions lack detailed task by task instruction that is backed by pictures of each operation. Don't get me wrong there are instructions and pictures but believe me there are so many ways to go wrong. The video on Y[...] goes a long way to making the jig useful. If you have questions, throw away the instructions and watch the video.
The accuracy of the casting and milling of the jig body is poor. Did I say milling? I meant that the person holding the hand held die grinder that cleaned the casting had shaky hands. When I placed the plastic spacing tool in the slots I found that it fit tightly in three out of five slots and fit loosely in the other two. The walls of all of the slots are not parallel because the spacing tool fits tighter in the mouth of the slot than at the rear of the slots. Does it matter? I think so because if you make a project like a blanket chest you will need to use the spacer tool to index the jig several times to cover the full width of the board. If the error is additive or subtractive you may find you have trouble fitting sides together.

The plastic slide has several functions according to the instructions; setting the bit height, limiting the depth of cut for the tails and lining the tails board with the pin board. Of these three functions the slide was only able to do the alignment with any accuracy.
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