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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-24-2011, 05:52 AM Thread Starter
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I've been using router for 14 yrs and purchased OP table and several jigs in 2000. For the most part I have been happy with these tools but in recent times the templates won't fit the table top opening. I've tried filing the opening but I'm still having problems. I need to waste too much time getting set up due to this problem. Also, the dove tail jig no longer cuts nice neat dove tails. I no longer use it. I hope you can inlighten me.
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Hi David, welcome to the forum.

When you say "the template" are you talking about the the router Plate?

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Yes, I do mean router plate. Thank you
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I have one of my oak park plates that I had to sand a little on one edge because it became too tight that I could hardly get it out of the table sometimes. I don't know if it was just because the plywood has absorbed a little moister and that plate was more snug at the beginning, or some other reason.

As for the problem with the dovetail jig, it could be related to your plate not fitting in nicely. If the plate is not sitting flat and square, you might be misalligned as the jig moves on and off the plate to the table. Try checking that the plate is level with the table using a straight edge.

You may also want to shoot a PM to Rick ( )
for any other ideas, as he's been using the dovetail jig for a long time.

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