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Model #861

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
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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.
  • California residents
  • 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 Length (in.)
12
Product Width (in.)
3.5

Details

Individual/Set
Set
Jig type
Doweling
Material
Aluminum
Number of Pieces
3
Power Tool Accessory Type
Jig
Returnable
180-Day
Tools Product Type
Hand Tool

Questions & Answers

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Will this tool accomodate dovetails for a 11 1/2” box, i.e. a 1x12 board?

Asked by Bob April 20, 2019
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Helo bob... read sentence for adjustable below. This came right off the box and from their website :-) WOODWORKING MADE EASY- All-in-one 861 Dovetail Jig produces strong, precise dovetail joints right out-of-the-box quickly and easily SELF ALIGNING DESIGN- Ensures that both ends of the dovetail joint match up evenly every time ADJUSTABLE- Can accommodate boards of any width and easily adjusts the dovetail interference to create loose or tight joints DURABLE- One-piece aluminum construction with integrated clamps allow precise clamping of jig to work piece while the table router control knobs assure safe, comfortable and accurate use INCLUDES: (1) 861 Dovetail Jig & (1) 14-degree, 1/2-inch dovetail router bit for use with hand table or table router, plus user’s manual - See more at: https://www.generaltools.com/e-z-pro-dovetailer-ii-dovetail-jig#sthash.xXR5xMoT.dpuf

What is the maximum thickness of stock that can be used with this jig? I am looking to cut 1 1/2"...

Asked by Matt February 12, 2019
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im confused about your question.this jig was tailored for typical one by whatever from a store ( 1x 2 or 1x4 for instance - which is actually like 3/4" thick ).Then cutting along it's width it's perfect. Remember the dovetail bit is only 1/4". If your talking about wood with a larger thickness then your dovetails won't cut all the way through that, you can try flipping the jig to the opposite side to finish the cut but i never have had to do that so yopu may run into problems later. Otherwise you may have to create your own jig or buy one designed to work with a larger 1/2" or greater sized dovetail router bit. Using this jig with your 1 1/2" wood, you will have a bunch of little dovetails running probably 1/2 way through the wood. I'm gonna assume you meant 1 1/2" thick wood at this time since I just woke up and havn't had coffee yet.

would it be possible to cut box joints using this?

Asked by OriginalDoug February 16, 2018
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The jig works to cut box, full through dovetail and half blind dovetail, however you will need to buy a 1/2" straight bit because the kit only comes with the dovetail bit.

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

Asked by Art June 11, 2017
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hello Art. read heading "adjustable below. this came right off the box and from their website :-) WOODWORKING MADE EASY- All-in-one 861 Dovetail Jig produces strong, precise dovetail joints right out-of-the-box quickly and easily SELF ALIGNING DESIGN- Ensures that both ends of the dovetail joint match up evenly every time ADJUSTABLE- Can accommodate boards of any width and easily adjusts the dovetail interference to create loose or tight joints DURABLE- One-piece aluminum construction with integrated clamps allow precise clamping of jig to work piece while the table router control knobs assure safe, comfortable and accurate use INCLUDES: (1) 861 Dovetail Jig & (1) 14-degree, 1/2-inch dovetail router bit for use with hand table or table router, plus user’s manual - See more at: https://www.generaltools.com/e-z-pro-dovetailer-ii-dovetail-jig#sthash.xXR5xMoT.dpuf

what size shank does the bit have?

Asked by julio December 2, 2016
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1/4" bit

Will this work using carbon and stainless steel?

Asked by Chuck November 20, 2016
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No. this is for wood. if I may ask...why would you ever want to cut dovetails into steel ?

can i use a 1/4 trim router with this

Asked by a6e May 24, 2016
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yes you can, I did.......:-)

What thickness board, minimum and maximum?

Asked by geo4it November 15, 2015
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Not sure of the minimum, maybe 3/8"....even then, you could end up splitting the board and having bad cuts. As for maximum, maybe 1 3/4" inches, possibly 2"....just depends on how far back the clamps can go.

I'm living in France. May I buy this jig? .In case of "YES" what is the shipping price. Thks

Asked by Patrick July 1, 2015
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I've been a carpenter my whole life. I have never needed a dovetail jig. I bought this knowing it was an entry level jig. I've used it to make box joints for bee hives. It works fine for that. I surely wouldn't use it to make fine furniture or cabinets though.
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The General EZPro Aluminum Dovetail jig is an inexpensive yet extremely useful tool. Woodworkers who are looking for an easy and reliable way to create half or full dovetail joins should look no further than the heavy duty General Dovetail jig. The EZPro is made of heavy aluminum and requires the use of a router. The dovetail jig can be used alone with a router or with a router table. The General EZPro comes with an easy to understand manual and with a dovetail rounter bit. The jig accommodates from 1/2 inch up to 1 inch thick stock.
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Great tool, just getting into woodworking and used it to build some custom drawers. Easy to use and made very short work of the project once I got the hang of it.
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Needs better instructions on finding good/tight router bit depth and...
Needs better instructions on finding good/tight router bit depth and pins depth guide
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I have had limited time to use this tool ...
I have had limited time to use this tool but thus far I have been pleased with it. I would recommend it to someone wanting a reasonably priced dovetail jig.
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This seems like a fine instrument. It took a couple of times practicing to orient the cuts corr...
This seems like a fine instrument. It took a couple of times practicing to orient the cuts correctly but once you get the hang of it it's pretty easy. It does seem like the joints are a bit too tight because the partial dovetails on the ends of the material I was using tend to split the wood on the ends when I connect the pieces. I think I'll sand the end tails just a bit to keep this from happening. I had a question about alternative dovetail router bits I could use and the General Tools tech support guy (Jack) got back to me very quickly with the answers.
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to be fair this is a well made jig as...
to be fair this is a well made jig as for craftsmanship, but it is very hard to set up and use. Also, it comes with a dovetail bit but also requires a straight bit that was not included. I am new to using a jig so part of the poor performance is mine but I am trying.
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Had High hopes for a cheaper jig for my router table, as I would probably only use it once a year...
Had High hopes for a cheaper jig for my router table, as I would probably only use it once a year at most. Played with it for over an hour on scrap pine and could not get one joint to go together, Plus they are just too large of dovetail for most applications. After an hour the bearings on the bit were already damaged. Tested with Pine, would hate to see how it worked on OAK. Summary: Could not get a joint to fit tried to raise lower bit as suggested in other posts. Dovetail is just too large for smaller drawers. Bearings on bit fell apart after one hour of playing.
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Bought this kit for my son for fathers day. First time we used it together to make a drawer, the...
Bought this kit for my son for fathers day. First time we used it together to make a drawer, the roller portion of the bit broke and now the jig is useless. Finding a replacement for the bit has proven to be quite a task, and so far we haven't been able to find one that fits and has the rollers in the right place. I would like to give the product a better rating because the jig portion is very useful and really makes the task of cutting dovetail joints better. But if the bit is broken and no replacement can be found, what good is the whole unit?
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