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I just tried my new EZ Pro Dovetail II 861. I watched the videos, read the instructions,
Read the tips, (thanks BJ). I used the guide collar method. I used a dial indicator to center it to the bit. It was off by .030. I used an adjustable parallel to set the bit height, and the depth gauge. Carefully clamped the wood in the jig, and cut my first dovetail.
It was perfect. The key was in the precise set up. Being a machinist I know the importance of a good solid set up. There is a learning curve in any fixture. This one was no different. It performed as it advertised, precise dovetails. Thanks for all of the helpful information in this forum. It makes woodworking enjoyable.

Ellery Becnel
 

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The scale measurements on the jig are reference only. It will get you in the ball park. Whichever fixture, jig, etc. that we use, precision setup will minimize or remove adjustments.
It could be, set up bars, dial calipers, feeler gauges, etc. You have a base line, reference to start from. It just takes a little time up front.
I have 5 different ways to do Dovetails, EZ Pro is one of them. I have different ways to verify each method of precision, some basic, some more involved. Once they are set up, it is easily repeatable.

Then the fun begins!

Let us know how things work out once yo get a replacement fixture.

Ellery Becnel
 
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