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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-06-2010, 04:52 PM Thread Starter
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I am seriously thinking about a Kehoe jig and wonder if there is a dimes worth of differences between the Mil 5616-24 and the Bosch 1617 EVSPK for using on the kehoe jig.

This router would be hand held only---not for table use.

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Should I put this question in the jig section?

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I've had a Kehoe jig for some years now. I find that the router type doesn't matter much so long as you use the provided bits. It's a free standing router application anyway and produces outstanding joints. The only real trick with the Kehoe is to remember that when you cut out the pieces to slip into the corner dovetails you pay attention to the instructions as to grain direction. These jam fit into the dovetails nicely and, with a little glue, cinch up nicely due to their built in tapered form.

Get one and you'll find a multitude of nice effects result.

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I have the bosch 1617, and have it to be a great router for table and handheld use.
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Herb, you will be doing a lot more than cutting dovetails with your router. Why not plan ahead and go with a combo kit? I have used many routers and prefer my Bosch 1617 over the rest. You are the one who will be using the router so get both of your choices in your hands and work the controls. One will feel better to you, and being confortable with your router is the most important thing.

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