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hey everyone ive been looking at different jigs and noticed this one by prazi-usa they claim it can do multi tasks like dovetails , box joints, dowling and mortise joints and is supposed to be adjustable on wood from 1/2 to 1-1/4 thick ? the question is has anyone used one and do they work as well as they are supposed too thanks in advance for any info
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Hi Jim

I took a hard look at one back a year or two back and I said this thing is a joke , so to say I don't have one..

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hey everyone ive been looking at different jigs and noticed this one by prazi-usa they claim it can do multi tasks like dovetails , box joints, dowling and mortise joints and is supposed to be adjustable on wood from 1/2 to 1-1/4 thick ? the question is has anyone used one and do they work as well as they are supposed too thanks in advance for any info



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hey bob this is jim you say you took a good look at this jig and thought it was a joke so you didnt get one and i understand that and i know that the jig is made in a way that a person isnt going to set a land speed record making the joints but can it make a joint and if not what am i missing that that mabey another jig has that this one doesnt that mabey ive over looked
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Hi Jim

I still stay by what I said , you tell me !,every time you move /reset the jig the errors will pop up.. it's not the jig it's the user that will fubar most of the joints..

Rated 1 1/2 out of 10 stars, most jigs must be made in the KISS way..or it ends up as one more boat anchor in the shop. and I have my share of box/dovetail jigs.

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With Katie jig you can setup any pattern you want to use, all at one time, to setup for the pins and tails all at one time,plus you can do box joints as well and a real plus you can make your own for a song.. by just buying one fork for each type you have the template to make all you want or need...i.e a 36" wide blanket/toy etc. box..

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hey bob this is jim you say you took a good look at this jig and thought it was a joke so you didnt get one and i understand that and i know that the jig is made in a way that a person isnt going to set a land speed record making the joints but can it make a joint and if not what am i missing that that mabey another jig has that this one doesnt that mabey ive over looked


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thanks for the advice and yes i had wondered about that constant moving of the jig and keeping it all lined up abn yes know i see what you are saying user error could be very high thanks
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Hi Jim

You're Welcome, using a story board is one thing but putting slots in it with a table saw for a gauge well I don't get it , looks like a great way to make tons of fire wood.. than you must make two of them and that would be tricky ..if the slots are off by 1/32" or less, the joints will not fit.

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thanks for the advice and yes i had wondered about that constant moving of the jig and keeping it all lined up abn yes know i see what you are saying user error could be very high thanks



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