With this jig and a 1/2" router, you can make through dovetail and box joints of virtually any width quickly, accurately and repeatably. Fastened to a shop-built beam, it guides the router to cut dovetails with 3/8", 7/16" or 1/2" pins in stock from 1/4" to 13/16" thick, and box joints with 3/16", 3/8" or 3/4" fingers in material between 1/4" and 7/8" thick.
The CNC-machined aluminum guide template is designed to interlock with a series of mounting plates positioned along a beam. The template lets you machine a joint 9" wide; to produce a wider joint, you simply move the template to the next mounting position. The three included plates provide two mounting positions for producing joints up to 18" wide. For longer work, additional pairs of plates are available separately (each pair allows two additional mounting positions, effectively increasing the width capacity by 18"). The supplied eccentric guide bushing lets you fine-tune the position of the cutter relative to the template to ensure snug fitting joints.
The jig can be used in two modes – freehand, where the jig and workpiece remain stationary as the router traverses the template, or on a router table where the jig and stock are inverted and moved past the bit.
Included are two 3-1/2" capacity workpiece clamps, a 1/2" x 8° dovetail cutter (8mm shank) and 1/2" straight cutter (1/2" shank), a 1/2" to 8mm collet reducer, an eccentric guide bushing* and pin wrench for making adjustments, mounting hardware, and an illustrated manual.
Made in Canada.
* Fits base plates with a 1-3/16" through-bore and a 1-3/8" counterbore.