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Andy (I assume that's your name...take a minute to fill in what you want to be called in your profile)...I did some searching and could not come up with a Trio-compatible/specific jig for dovetails. There are however, 1/8" shaft, 7deg, dovetail bits that would fit the Trio. (I assume the Trio has an 1/8" chuck?)

Chances are you might need to mount the Trio in a table of sorts. You'll need to satisfy some criteria...some mechanism for holding the piece on edge and be able to run the board perpendicular to the table through the bit. Sort of like a miter gauge but tall enough to hold your board. You will also need a track for it to ride on so that the bit will cut exactly straight through the edge of the board. You've seen tracks on router tables and table saws, I assume...?

If you can mount the Trio in a table, there are jigs available that you can buy or make to cut dovetail or box joints.

There are also jigs available for freehand routing dovetails and box joints but your bit and Trio will need some sort of guide...either an appropriate sized bushing or an appropriate sized bearing to ride along the template. If these are available to you, there are jigs available for standard routers.

Short answer...I didn't find anything specifically for the Trio but if you can make it look like a regular router then you can make dovetail or box joints...

Hope this is helpful or at least give you something to think about to see if it can apply to you...

I checked your profile but not lots of info in it regarding your experience or tools so I'm taking a shot in the dark here...

Your thoughts...?
 

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If you have the General or the General Pro you will be able to cut half-blinds...you will need to over-adjust the jig to cut through dovetails and only use one face. You could also hog some of the material with a smaller straight bit first to make it easier for the dovetail bit to do it's job.

I used the General for a while with my trim router. Works well but remember, dovetail cuts need to be cut in one pass so be careful with the push on the feed. You don't want to bend or break the bit. You will need the right size collar or bearing...see the manual for the required diameter.

With the General, be careful with the screws holding the piece...they have a tendency to get loose with the vibration...just keep an eye on it.

If you need to cut dovetails in thicker material, I would suggest investing in a trim router to take advantage of thicker shafts on the cutter.

Good luck...stay safe
 

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Thanks to everyone. I'll start experimenting with these ideas.
I already have a full size 1/4" shank router I use for larger cuts. Plus I built a table for it at the same time I built the one for the Trio.

Good luck...let us know what you wound up doing...
 
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