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General Tools EZ Pro Aluminum Dovetail Jig Kit II
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EZ Pro Aluminum Dovetail Jig Kit II

  • Self-aligning design matches up the ends of the dovetail joint
  • Allows easy adjustments of the dovetail interference
  • Integrated clamp plates secure the jig to the workpiece
$4699 /each
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Product Overview

Ideal for both the beginner and seasoned woodworker, the General Tools EZ Pro Aluminum Dovetail Jig Kit II enables you to make professional dovetail joints without the use of additional tools or equipment. Get an even match of your dovetail ends every time with the self-aligning design of this portable, heavy-duty joining tool. The jig accommodates boards of any width, and it comes with a 1/2 in. dovetail router bit, instructional CD and product manual for easy operation. You can also use this jig kit with all handheld routers and router tables, for added convenience and usability.

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  • Self-aligning design to ensure both ends of the dovetail joint match up evenly every time
  • Portable to your work site or home workshop
  • Sturdy machined aluminum construction
  • Easy adjustments of the dovetail interference to create loose or tight joints
  • Doesn't require bolting the jig to the workbench
  • Integrated clamp plates for precise clamping of the jig to the workpiece
  • Makes professional furniture joints with ease
  • Router control guide knobs

Info & Guides

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Specifications

Dimensions

Maximum stock size (in.)
1
Minimum stock size (in.)
0.375
Product Depth (in.)
3
Product Height (in.)
14.5
Product Width (in.)
3.5

Details

Jig type
Doweling
Material
Aluminum
Power Tool Accessory Type
Jig
Returnable
90-Day
Tools Product Type
Hand Tool

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Customer Questions & Answers

what size shank does the bit have?

what size shank does the bit have?
Asked by: julio
1/4 inch
Answered by: drdave
Date published: 2017-06-23

can i use a 1/4 trim router with this

Asked by: a6e
Yes you can use a trim router with this tool ( I did ) it uses a 1/4 " shank. be careful and make sure the nut securing the bearing is TIGHT before you first use it. I made the mistake if using it right out of the box and burnt the bit a little. also you will deff need to use clamps to secure the jig when routing :-) one more thing...the website didn't indicate the jig was on backorder before I ordered it so call them first. ( mine took three weeks to arrive)
Answered by: Lestat427
Date published: 2017-07-30

Can this be used on wood 12-15 inches in width

Can this be used on wood 12-15 inches in width
Asked by: Art
In the DESCRIPTION - the 1st sub- catagory, I am pretty sure that It states "FOR USE ON ANY WIDTH" I'm answering without backtracking. My final JEAPORDY answer is " WITH ANY WIDTH." I apologize graciously if I'm incorrect & will state accordingly! This is similar to "MEASURE TWICE , CUT ONCE."
Answered by: Jbock
Date published: 2017-06-24

Will this work using carbon and stainless steel?

Will this work using carbon and stainless steel?
Asked by: Chuck32571
if the question is using carbon or stainless router bits then the answer is yes
Answered by: Diane Hewitt
Date published: 2017-06-23
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Customer Reviews

EZ Pro Aluminum Dovetail Jig Kit II is rated 3.3 out of 5 by 48.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I used the General Tools EZ Pro... I used the General Tools EZ Pro dovetail jig for a small project. The way the tool works, particularly the way cuts are aligned is quite good. Aligning cuts on the boards to be joined was not difficult, requiring only a couple practice runs on pine scrap to get it right. Not so good is the overall "softness" of the tool. The flexible aluminum body and flimsy clamp screws allow movement within the jig and between the jig and the work. Trying to use the clamp screws to press flat even a small cup or warp in the stock causes distortion in the body of the jig, and the small, soft clamp screws strip easily. For my small, one off project I considered the jig a good tool and a good value. If my next project brings harder wood or larger, heavier pieces that aren't dead flat, I will have to buy a heavier duty jig.
Date published: 2017-06-27
Rated 2 out of 5 by from I purchased this jig to make 3 dovetail drawers for a cabinet I am making. I found the jig diffi... I purchased this jig to make 3 dovetail drawers for a cabinet I am making. I found the jig difficult to set up and align. I was not satisfied with the half dovetails it produced so ended up using through dovetails. You have to be very careful not to over tighten the clamps that hold the work pieces on the jig as it will bend and distort the jig because it is made of aluminum. After 4 joints, the dust shield on one of the router bit bearings fell off exposing the ball bearings.
Date published: 2017-03-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product Really great product for DIY wood workers. The price, quality, and ease of use out of the box were outstanding.
Date published: 2017-04-18
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Poor material aluminum used to build the tool not satisfied... Poor material aluminum used to build the tool not satisfied with this product
Date published: 2017-05-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from quick and easy dovetails quick and easy dovetails
Date published: 2017-04-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I own a General Dovetail jig and like it. I have both v1 and v2 of these jigs, as well as a larger, much more expensive dovetail jig. Bottom line: with practice, you can make very nice joints that work well enough that glue is optional. Limitations: This jig is a 2 pass unit (my $$$ jig is a 1 pass for 1/2 blind), and it can only due up to a 6" board before you have to re-position the jig. The jig has a spacer/guide to move the jig for wider stock, so making joints on boards over 6" works fine, you just have to move the jig. Hey, for less than $50, what do you expect? My 12" jig cost 4x this one. Version 2 of this jig adds a bar in place of the 6 screws version 1 had to secure the stock, and a side knob I am not sure what it does, but it is added since V1. The drill bits are bearing types, so the bit does the guiding through the jig, not the router base. You can, however, use a 1/2" guide with a router and a 1/2" bit, so you are not limited to the bearing bits if you have a nice router. I like mine, I kept them even after getting a more expensive jig. The reason? These units make the pins the thickness of the board, all of it. So if you have a 3/4" board, your pins are 3/4" and your tails are 3/4" deep. The more expensive jig only uses 1/2 the thickness for the pins, and the other 1/2 for the tails. So, in theory, this unit makes stronger joints. Who really stresses out their joints to the max on a regular basis? Not many, and not me, but if I ever need a stronger joint, or I want to make a full pin joint, I have the General jigs to do it.
Date published: 2012-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works very well Even though I have never even attempted to make a dovetail joint or a box joint before, the first time I used this jig it came out perfect! The joint was so tight that it almost did not need any glue. As you will read in other reviews, the jig does flex some as you tighten the clamps on the board, but this does not seem to make any difference to the joint. I have made several drawers using this jig over the last 2 weeks and they have all come out great. I am very pleased with it & would reccomend it without hesitation.
Date published: 2014-01-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from A big let down! The jig doesn't sit level on my router table and causes the joints to be a bit off. The screws that hold the depth gauge stuck through the other side and gouged the wood the first time I clamped a board in it. I filed the screws down which solved the one problem and plan to mill the base of the jig to square it up. If I can get it to set level on my router table it may be an alright jig. I guess that's why so many other jigs are considerably more expensive???
Date published: 2014-01-29
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