I started uploading my collection of manuals and immediately ran into trouble.
My band saw is a YUNG LI HSING
Elephant brand. It is sold under a broad range of brands; Jet, Grizzly, Delta, SteelCity, BusyBee, King, and a whole bunch I've noted in the past and not kept records on.
This in itself is not significant. What is significant is that each vendor, not the manufacturer, issues a manual that covers the options and accessories that they've packaged. The weird part is that Brand X is identical to Brand Y but if you read the manuals, they're two different machines. But when you apply Brand X' manual to Brand Y machine, you learn stuff about your tool that Brand Y vendor hasn't included in his manual.
Somehow, I would suggest a cross-reference table such that all brands sharing a common frame be noted on the table along with "options" that are supposed to be unique to their machine.
The really weird part is that no manual that I've run into is complete in itself. It takes all of the manuals to compile a complete picture of the machine. If your machine has a riser, did you know that there are alignment shims to be used to set your wheels planar? Did you know that there are 3", 4", 5" and 6" risers for this "import" bandsaw and maybe more but I've not found them yet.
Does this make sense????
Ok, here's the real headache. ShopFox, Samona, General, King Canada, Rockler, CMT, PorterCable & Omnijig and BusyBee Craftex are all identical router dovetail jigs. Some are incomplete and other's are complete. All come with manuals but the only manual that is complete, in spite of being the cheapest version, is the BusyBee Craftex. Not only that, the Craftex is one of the few versions of this jig that is actually complete.
In my notes I list all of these jigs and the differences I've found in each. However, a more objective listing method should be found to ensure that I'm not skewing the listing.
In essence, there are three "groups" of dovetail jigs, Rick Stottmann's, the "Common" version and a collection of vendors attempting to create "ultimate" dovetail jigs. They all suffer from the same malady -- the difficulty to "adjust" for each board thickness. There is only one solution, trial and error.
If there are others that have comment I would love to hear them. I've been trying to resolve this dilemma for several years now.