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Dovetail Systems for Beautiful Joinery

Dovetail Jig Systems have been around since the 1970s, but have undergone some major development in more recent years. Here, we review numerous dovetail systems to help you find the unit that's right for you.

Dovetail Jigs
For many years, dovetail joints have been cut by hand saws and chisels. However, in recent years, cutting dovetails with a router and a dovetail jig has become the method of choice, particularly for commercial woodworking shops. There are a variety of different types of dovetail jigs: some that require a guide collar on the base of the router,...

AKEDA® DC16 Dovetail Jig Review
The AKEDA® DC16 Drawer Construction Jig is a dovetail jig that incorporates some innovative ideas into router-based dovetail jigs. While it has some similarities to other dovetail jigs on the market, some of the ideas it employs are very unique. Learn the advantages and drawbacks of the AKEDA® dovetail jig and how to make the best use of these...

Katie Jig Dovetail System Review
In this woodworking tool review, we test the Katie Jig Dovetail System. The Katie Jig differs from many dovetail jigs that require use of a woodworking vise in that the jig has adjustable fingers to allow for variable-width pins and tails. The Katie Jig also has some interesting innovations that make it well worth considering when looking for a...

MLCS Pins & Tails Through Dovetail Template
The MLCS Pins & Tails Through Dovetail Template is a less-expensive solution (compared to other dovetail jigs) for woodworkers looking to create through dovetails without spending a sizable amount of money for this type of woodworking tool. Learn the advantages and disadvantages of using this inexpensive dovetail jig solution in your woodworking...

MLCS Pins & Tails Half Blind Dovetail Jig Review
There are a number of commercially-available dovetail jigs on the market today, catering to every level of woodworker, and to every price range. In this woodworking tool review, check out the value-priced MLCS Pins & Tails Half Blind Dovetail Jig, that allows you to create half-blind dovetails with your router without breaking your piggy bank.

Porter-Cable 4212 Dovetail Jig Review
In this woodworking tool review, read all about the Porter-Cable 4212 Dovetail Jig. This dovetail jig is well-built and relatively easy to use for cutting through dovetails, half blind dovetails, rabbeted half blind dovetails, box joints and sliding dovetails. There are also some areas that could probably use some improvement. Learn the features...

Keller Dovetail System (Model 1601)
The Keller Dovetail System was the first dovetail jig system to be patented and manufactured for making repeatable, consistent dovetails using a router. This simple system works as well today as it did when it was invented 30 years ago. Learn the unique benefits of this dovetail jig and how it can be used on your woodworking projects.

Leigh D1600 Dovetail Jig
Advancements in dovetail jigs over the past few years have made cutting matching dovetails as repeatable and simple as following basic instructions for using a router and a template. In this product review, learn the features of the Leigh D1600 adjustable dovetail jig for cutting dovetails using your router.

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