General Tools Pro Aluminum Dovetail Jig Kit-860 at The Home Depot
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Model # 860

Internet # 100671705

Pro Aluminum Dovetail Jig Kit


General Tools Pro Aluminum Dovetail Jig Kit
 

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$39.97 / each

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PRODUCT OVERVIEW

Model # 860

Internet # 100671705

Store SO SKU # 781975

Whether you're a beginner or seasoned woodworker, you'll enjoy using the General Tools Pro Aluminum Dovetail Jig Kit. Make professional dovetail joints right out of the box with no additional tools or equipment required. This portable, heavy duty joining tool features a self-aligning design to ensure an even match of your dovetail ends every time. THE DOVETAILER is fully portable, includes a 1/2" dovetail router bit and features sturdy machined aluminum construction along with integrated clamps for precise attachment to the work piece. It is perfect for furniture building, cabinet making and other carpentry projects. Rediscover the joy of woodworking with General's EZ Pro Dovetail Jig. This portable, heavy duty joining tool features a self-aligning design to ensure an even match of your dovetail ends every time. The Dovetail Jig is perfect for furniture building, cabinetry making and other professional carpentry projects. Make professional Dovetail Joints right out of the box with no additional tools or equipment required. Made of sturdy machined aluminum. Makes Through Joints and Half-Blind Joints. Easy to use for the beginner as well as the professional woodworker. Self-aligning design ensures that both ends of the dovetail joint will match up evenly every time. Portable design lets you bring the jig to your work piece. Sturdy machined aluminum construction. Easily adjust the dovetail interference to create loose or tight joints.

  • Accommodates boards of any width
  • Makes through joints and half-blind joints
  • Machined aluminum construction
  • Free standing, portable design
  • Self-aligning design ensures both ends of a dovetail joint match evenly
  • Easily adjust dovetail interference to create loose or tight joints
  • Integrated clamps allow precise clamping of the jig to your work piece
  • Includes one 14-degree 1/2 in. dovetail router bit
  • No assembly required

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SPECIFICATIONS

Assembled Depth (in.)  3 in  Assembled Height (in.)  14.5 in 
Assembled Width (in.)  3.5 in  Jig type  Drill 
Material  Aluminum  Maximum stock size (in.) 
Minimum stock size (in.)  0.675  Power Tool Accessory Type  Jig 
Power Tool Product Type  Power Tool Accessory  Returnable  90-Day 

CUSTOMER REVIEWS

Rated 3.4 out of 5 by 33 reviewers.
Rated 3 out of 5 by Initial impressions have faded When I first bought this, I was truly impressed. I was able to create some dovetails for the first time. In the attached image, I made a fairly large box out of some scrap pine I had. The instructions were excellent. The included video gave me a lot of confidence and I went out to the shop to practice. When I initially purchased this product (feb 2012) I had just started woodworking and learning techniques. Since then I have advanced my skills quite a bit. This jig no longer works as well as I had initially hoped. Here are some observations: 1 - It is inconsistent. The top is simply too short to hold the base of the router without the slightest tipping. In addition there is not enough space toward the last dovetail cut to fully support the router. 2 - The included bit dulls VERY quickly. I have used a much higher quality dovetail bit purchased at Home Depot with a bushing, but because depth of the fingers, it is possible to deflect the bushing a bit 3 - It is difficult to support the jig and larger work pieces without the clamps getting in the way, or clamping down so hard you can warp the aluminum. 4 - Don't trust the depth gauges. Always make some test cuts out of the same stock you are using for the finished product 5 - Due to the nature of how this works, it is very difficult and almost dangerous to cut dovetails into thicker (1/2" to 3/4") hardwood stock (like hard maple for example). In other jigs that use bushings, you can adjust the bit height for multiple passes. Because of the bearing configuration, you are limited to full depth passes. That is just too much wood to hog out in one pass cleanly. Tear out will result on both the front and back. This jig also does not have enough room to use sacrificial backer boards to eliminate the tear out. All in all, this is terrific for the price. If you need to make the occasional dovetails in pine or other softer woods. I have since moved on to creating hand cut dovetails instead of using a router and a template. While difficult at first, with a lot of practice it can be done in a lot less time that it takes to set up a jig and your equipment. If anything, this jig will teach you a lot about the mechanics of making good dovetails. October 15, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great results with great value When I recieved this jig, I put it to use, making a lectorit for my pastor. I used it to make dove tail joints on four 42" tall plywood stock. When I finished routing all the tails, and pins, I put the pieces together. All boards lined up just right. All I needed to do, was sand down any high spots at each dove tail joint. I also found that using my Ryobi router table was very easy with this jig. I would very much recommend this tool to any woodcrafter. The box you see in the pics, is the beginning part of this project. I still need to do the top, and a base. November 29, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Used it right out of the box! Easy instructions and minimal setup makes this a great addition to my shop. November 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by The Dovetail Jig is easy to set up and versatile Can be used with a router table or freehand with your work clamped to a workbench. Setup is easy with the built in setup gauge. Great for a easy single drawer box assembly. November 22, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Good tool, a little tricky I bought this jig at my local and was able to get it for the online price of $31.98, a pretty good deal. I used it right away to test it and it does make fine dovetails. You do have to be very careful to set it up right and definitely watch the video that comes with it. Obviously the demonstrator has a lot of experience because he made it look a little easier than it turned out to be. My dovetails were right on, so I am not complaining. After I have used it a few more times I'm sure it will get easier. I think it is worth the price and would definitely recommend it. December 20, 2010
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