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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-05-2012, 12:59 AM Thread Starter
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So I just bought a plastic dovetail jig from a guy for 10 bucks. I have never used a dovetail jig so I'd really like to get the manual and see if there are any other styles I can get for it. It says "Made in the USA" He said he may have picked it up at Home Depot but wasn't sure. I can't post a pic so if any of you would be so kind as to let me email them to you and you post them I would greatly appreciate it.
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Ok, went ahead and tried to add pics and it worked.
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Brett, what you have is a Craftsman Dovetail Jig. (315.25790) is the model number. Maybe someone on the forum will have a copy and post it. If not, go to www.searspartsdirect.com
type in the whole model number, select model#search, and you will come up with a diagramed picture of the jig. Scroll down to the end of the parts list and you will find the owners manual listed for $5.99. Lets hope someone has a copy tho. Good luck




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Thank you Dr. Zook, I wonder why it doesn't say Craftsman anywhere on it. Anyone know if it's at all decent for a dovetail beginner?
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I have a similar one, the knob hurt like hell when you try to tight them, and doesn't hold well wood, stop trying using it.
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Well crap, that's a waste of 10 bucks if I can't use it, wish there was something I could do with it.
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Well crap, that's a waste of 10 bucks if I can't use it, wish there was something I could do with it.
A small dovetail jig is perfect to start on. Once you get to know this one, you can decide on something bigger and better. We're never done learning in this hobby.

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Long time ago, I bought one of these there at the huge Christmas sale that Sears use to have.
Its a good patience builder, BUT>>>>as in a lot of Sears made tools they want you to use Sears made additions. So in your case, it's the special Sears made 1/4" streight bit & dove tail bit, then there is the special made Sears guide bushings. If you have the standard for routers base plate,,, Porter Cable bushings, Or any one's brand same size's, try inserting the 1/4" shaft size one in sliding that one into the joints, and there you will find the,"rub" . Pun intended.

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Thanks for the post Bj. Maybe we can get the manual set up in the owners manual section of the forum.




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