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I have a Porter Cable Dovetail Jig and was wondering if the Ridgid R2401 1HP Trim Router would be powerful enough to cut dovetails in 3/4" maximum thickness wood? If so I think I will buy 2 and set them up to only use with the dovetail jig.

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I have a Porter Cable Dovetail Jig and was wondering if the Ridgid R2401 1HP Trim Router would be powerful enough to cut dovetails in 3/4" maximum thickness wood? If so I think I will buy 2 and set them up to only use with the dovetail jig.
Hi Ken - I think they may be a little light weight for 3/4 hardwood. Dovetails have to be a full cut, by definition.
As a suggestion, you can probably pick up a couple of old Craftsman routers off eBay or Craigs list for less than one 2401 costs. I found they make pretty decent dedicated routers. Depth of cut is such a PIA it would be a doorstop save for that little niche in life

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OK John...Thanks for the info and I will go a different route.

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