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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 03-04-2011, 12:18 PM Thread Starter
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Default EZ Pro Dovetail Jig from General Tools

I know there have been posts about this jig. Man the price seems right. What is the learning curve for 1/2 blinds in 1/2 inch stock?

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Hi KR

No big deal just use the gauge on the jig to set the bit at 3/8" deep the norm..

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$40.00. Can I go wrong? Off to the store soon.

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I returned mine, very difficult to use.
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I returned mine, very difficult to use.

I, for one, thought it was very easy to use. Did I miss something??
It's possible I'm using it wrong, it has happened before.

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HI Roger

Nope I don't think so, I have many of the dovetails jigs and the EZ dovetail jig is one of the simple ones to use and setup.

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It's possible I'm using it wrong, it has happened before.



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so I must miss something. Did you use it on table router or regular router?
Maybe because the width of my work is too big? (about 20 inches)
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Hi Will

On the router table, 20" is not to bad, in the kit you will see a black plug for anything longer than 6", it's put in one of the pockets to setup for the next 5 pockets..and so on..

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Default General DoveTailer - Jury is still out

I picked up one of these at Home Depot recently. Finally got around to using it yesterday.

First of all, mine was warped! as in the jig is slightly twisted down the long axis and it won't sit flat on the table. But from the comments I've read here (thanks for SO MANY helpful comments in all areas) I have to assume (how I dislike that word) that warpage is not common.

I am trying to make simple through dovetails in 12mm (slightly less than 1/2 inch) stock. I set the bit 1/2" deep using the template, but apparently that was too long - I didn't get clean cuts along the "wide" end of pins. I set the bit about 3/32" shallower and got clean cuts. I haven't cut the po

Also I had problems with the bearing riding up on the shank. I had to stop a few times to set it back down. I'm not sure if another bearing (I used both) or a 1/4" stop collar is the best solution here.

FWIW my router is a Bosch 1617 with the RA1165 undertable base.

Oh, and I guess I should mention that this is the first time I've attempted dovetails

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I picked up one of these at Home Depot recently. Finally got around to using it yesterday.

First of all, mine was warped! as in the jig is slightly twisted down the long axis and it won't sit flat on the table. But from the comments I've read here (thanks for SO MANY helpful comments in all areas) I have to assume (how I dislike that word) that warpage is not common.

I am trying to make simple through dovetails in 12mm (slightly less than 1/2 inch) stock. I set the bit 1/2" deep using the template, but apparently that was too long - I didn't get clean cuts along the "wide" end of pins. I set the bit about 3/32" shallower and got clean cuts. I haven't cut the pockets yet.

Also I had problems with the bearing riding up on the shank. I had to stop a few times to set it back down. I'm not sure if another bearing (I used both) or a 1/4" stop collar is the best solution here.

FWIW my router is a Bosch 1617 with the RA1165 undertable base.

Oh, and I guess I should mention that this is the first time I've attempted dovetails

My 2 cents,

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Sorry, now it looks like a double post - I didn't finish "cut the pockets yet" the first time - duh!!
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