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I have a Leigh D4 jig and want to cut through dovetails on 1/2 stock (actually 7/16). Following the manual I'm getting confused about where the scales for pins and tails are to be set. Can anyone let me know. Using 80 and 140 bits with 7/16 collet and Festool 1400
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I have another brand of a similar jig and think getting the pins and tails exactly even is too much trouble. Make the slightly proud so they stick out a bit. Sanding is needed, but you can cut it down using a Japanese pull saw. These saws have extremely fine teeth that are not offset and have a knife like profile. So they cut incredibly smoothly without marring the wood around the pin or tail. They cut on the backstroke, so you pull them, which makes controlling them far easier. There are several types, but the one you'll need has a thin blade with no backer support. See pix. Once you use Japanese saws, you'll be spoiled for most conventional push saws. Don't push on a japanese saw or it may buckle on you. Let the teeth do the work.
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I just purchased a leigh super 12 dovetail jig. Used it today for a chest of drawers for my wife's yarn -- 6 drawers, rabbeted half blind fronts, through rear. plus a few other drawers. They look great.
Looking ahead, I priced the 8mm Leigh bit set -- almost as much as the jig.
Question for you folks with experience: Will other 1/4" shank bits work? As well? They are much less expensive. Any and all thoughts are welcome!
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Question for you folks with experience: Will other 1/4" shank bits work? As well? They are much less expensive. Any and all thoughts are welcome!
yes...
just match the angles and size...
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It does take practice... a fair amount of it! But once you master it, the results are very good. Practice on a pine 1x6 for a while making small incremental changes. You can cut the ends off time after time, and it is not very expensive.

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I’m a visual learner, using text for fine tuning my understanding of things. To that end, maybe these will help:https://www.youtube.com/user/LeighIndustries/videos
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I’m a visual learner, using text for fine tuning my understanding of things. To that end, maybe these will help:https://www.youtube.com/user/LeighIndustries/videos
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