on December 5, 2008
I bought one of these jigs a few years ago thinking "hey, now I can cut dovetails on the cheap."
First, remember, this jig only does half-blind dovetails. So, if you want to Dovetail a box, you can't get those great looking through DT's..
Because the jig is so narrow, it seems to take forever to cut the joints. You cut maybe seven, then you have to reset the jig. And those screw clamps take some time to get set for the cuts.
Now, on the plus side, it was pretty easy to get this set up and cutting. And, it did a fair job with the joints.
And, you don't need a guide bushing or collar - the supplied base has an indexing bar that registers the router.
Once I upgraded to the Keller dovetail jig, I gave this to my brother in law for his shop. He has since replaced his jig and chucked this. But, hey, it worked for him for a few years.