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Hello, My first Post on this forum. I am trying to improve my skills at making dovetail joints and so far have done quite well but there is always room for improvement and simplification.
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Hello, My first Post on this forum. I am trying to improve my skills at making dovetail joints and so far have done quite well but there is always room for improvement and simplification.
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Thanks for the welcome James. I have used an inexpensive Vermont American jig that I bought a dozen years ago and did reasonably well with it. Recently I picked up a Sears 315-25710 at an estate sale but do not have manual or instructions. That is why I checked out the Forum. I just finished a small project with the old Sears model
using the instructions that came with my Vermont American model as a guide. I produced the joints I needed and am pleased with the outcome. I had to relearned that the key for me is to get the depth of the bit set to the accuracy of a 1/64th. of an inch. I think I prefer the Sears model because it is a more substantial tool and the knobs for tightening the clamps hold very well.
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Practice makes perfect. Nobody ever said how much practice it takes though.

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Hello Peter! If You need an instruction manual, You may find one in the lower right go list. Check for manuals on the list, and then Your model number od the dovetail jig. They're listed in the manual, if there is one. You can copy and print from there. You can also just ask on the forum. Somebody should have one! Thanks for joining!

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