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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-03-2011, 11:21 PM Thread Starter
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Question Best Dovetail Jig?

I am in the market for the best dovetail jig that I can get. However, there are so many and so varied on the market that I've gotten confused about what features are the most useful. Does anybody have some advice?
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Welcome, I have been looking at a few dovetail jigs myself and not sure which one I want but I do have a router ready to dedicate to whichever one I get

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There are a lot of jigs on the market today and most of them look like they do the job. I don't have any advise rather than my opinion. I was in the market myself for one of the best and ended up with the PC 24" Omnijig. It has some features like the Leigh and a couple of others but I like the idea of set and forget. The set up blocks are used for certain applications and exact repeatability results when changing from set up to set up. I have not had time to really test this jig to it's full potential yet but I like what I see so far. This is my third dovetail jig like this and my second PC. This things fairly large and has some heft to it, but that's what I like about it. I hate cheap stuff! So far so good.I would love to share more info with you as to this is an expensive purchase for most. If you like simple,Keller has a jig that I almost bought before this PC and now Leigh just came out with their R9 which looks like the same principle.

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I think it comes down to the bottom line for most, Leigh jigs are always on the high end price line the norm...if you do a lot of dovetails you want to buy the high end dovetails fixtures but if you do dovetails just now and than.. see below...

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Greetings Stephen and welcome to the router forums, we are glad to have you join us.

I use an Akeda, it to is pricey except for mine. I picked it up off Craig's list for 200.00 including a DeWALT 618 Router. There are things I wish it did but for just dovetails it't good. Find What you want and watch Craig's list, or other such places you might get a real deal.

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Akeda! Akeda! Akeda!

Especially if you don't use it every day. Short learning curve and perfect fits every time.
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