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just starting to get used to new router........having trouble with dovetail jig from on you tube demo makes it look so easy, but in trying to copy what the demo shows, I am burning the wood a little and very hard to cut the tails. using jig No. 860
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Usually the burn marks are a good indication that you need to turn the router speed down and be careful of the feed rate as well. That might also affect how the cutting of the tails works out for you. Worth a try, anyway. Also, make sure router bits are sharp. Hope that helps you. I hate burn marks with a passion.

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What kind of wood are you using Thad? Going to slow can cause burn marks.
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Welcome, Thad.... I also have a dovetail jig and have not really had time to play with it yet but as said earlier adjust speed and feed rate

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