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I recieved my Birthday presents Thursday,one was my Rockler Router Dovetail jig, I have never used one before are there any tricks I need to know??? I will be hopefully playing with it Monday...It does not look difficult by never having used one learning curve will be a big, I may never cut another dovetail by hand again haha ....

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I recieved my Birthday presents Thursday,one was my Rockler Router Dovetail jig, I have never used one before are there any tricks I need to know??? I will be hopefully playing with it Monday...It does not look difficult by never having used one learning curve will be a big, I may never cut another dovetail by hand again haha ....
Hi Warren - I like Harry's recommendation small forest should be about right
More specific to that jig though, I don't know if they have fixed it but the little plastic 'L' shaped fences on the left and right sides don't want to tighten down square which gives you fits on alignment. They want to torque themselves out of square when you tighten them down. Once I got them set up I didn't move them. If you have the dust collector, do all the initial setups without it. The dust collector works very well but covers a lot of the setup screws.
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I too have one but I would suggest you make one set of dovetails and then let it set for a day or two and than come back to it it will take time for you to get it all down..if you look at it over and over you will see many ways to make it better don't just start making tons of firewood..

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Played around with it for about hour and a half this morning and got a half blind pretty good after about 4 tries...John I definatly see what You are saying as I have not put the dust collection on because it will be in the way

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The most important part is to read and [B]follow[B] the instructions. This includes the parts concerning board thickness and mounting. Also, you need the correct router bit.
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