Hand-cut dovetails remain the mark of the skilled cabinetmaker and a feature that buyers look for in high-end furniture. Veritas has developed a guide and saw system that lets amateurs achieve professional results. The system also allows the seasoned expert to produce dovetail joints more quickly and with less effort.
Clamped in position, the anodized aluminum guides hold the saw at the correct place and angle for a perfect cut. Embedded 3/4" rare-earth magnets covered with low-friction UHMW plastic keep the saw perfectly aligned as you cut. Detailed instructions explain how to quickly and accurately chop out waste from the tails and pins.
Clamping capacity of the guides covers material from 1/4" to 1" thick. They come in the traditional ratios of 1:6 for softwood and 1:8 for hardwood. The new 14° guide is designed to approximate a 1:4 ratio, for those who prefer this angle when working in thinner stock, as it not only provides stronger material interlock than traditional ratio angles but produces a slightly exaggerated dovetail joint that many find attractive.
The guides work best with the Veritas dovetail saw designed specifically for them. Its dozuki tooth form is effective in both crosscuts and rip cuts.
Patented. Guides made in Canada.