From our posts, it's obvious that router choice is a personal thing. Pick routers of the better brand names that you feel most comfortable with, that have 1/2" bit capability and can hold the Leigh bushings, which are based on the original Porter Cable bushing designs. Get yourself a cone shaped bushing centering tool, and you should be in business. Wax the top of your Leigh Jig and the VRS and the base of your router with Johnson't Paste Wax, or an equivalent wax that does not contain silicone, and start cutting dovetails. Practice a few times before beginning to cut the good wood. The Leigh Jig manual is second to none. Follow it carefully and your dovetails should be perfect or nearly so on your first attempt.
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