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Rockler Miniature Dovetail Template & Bit Kit

Item #: 20618
$66.99
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Creates dovetails for small-box projects.

Overview

For years, dovetails have been a classic choice for joining medium and larger sized panels - this kit finally makes them an option for small-box projects as well! Create gorgeous 1/4" through dovetails with tight 1/2" or 5/8" spacing (on center) in stock ranging from 1/4" to just 1/8" thick. The set includes a template, two miniature 1/8" shank router bits, a reducer to adapt your router, and a template guide.

Attaches quickly and easily to the Rockler Dovetail Jig (22818).

No other template allows for dovetail spacing this tight. It works with panels up to 5-1/2" wide - perfect for a great range of small-box projects.

Includes:

  • 3/8" thick template
  • Template guide
  • 1/4" carbide-tipped dovetail bit (1/8" shank)
  • 1/8" carbide-tipped straight bit (1/8" shank)
  • 1/4"-to-1/8" collet reducer

Tech Spec

Brand Rockler
Weight (lbs) 1.3600
Type Dovetailing

Reviews

Customer Reviews

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The first box I made using...

ED M from La Quinta, CA Posted May 26, 2012
The first box I made using the small dovetail cutter was better than I expected. The dovetail cutter chattered, no matter how slowly I cut. The chatter was from the dovetail bit flexing. The next box, I used the straight cutter first on the dovetail tails and then the dovetail bit, which made the cutting easier and quicker. I am very satisfied with the system. I did break the straight cutter, but I did not have it in the router properly.

Instructions are a bit cryptic and...

Glen M from Slidell, LA Posted December 29, 2010
Instructions are a bit cryptic and difficult to follow.1/8 in. dovetail bit broke off in middle of shank while dovetailing soft pine. This while exerting little force on router. Expensive to replace, considering it will have to be replaced often.

Mechanically the template works fine. But...

Lawrence S from Summerville, SC Posted January 23, 2009
Mechanically the template works fine. But I was disappointed that the embossed icons on the metal were hardly visible. The template had to be moved around to just the right angle of light reflection so the icons would be visible. It's a real inconvenience when the template is installed in the jig, to have to remove it to see which side creates which dovetail set.Editor's clarification: Template is phenolic rather than metal as reviewer notes. Printing on template is laser engraved etching of the phenolic surface. Viewing printing to select a side would be done before installing in jig rather than after. And of course, good shop lighting is always important.

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I have been ordering from Rockler for almost 20 years and have found their products to be very inexpensive and of high quality. Shipping is fast even when an item is back ordered. The best prices I have found anywhere."

- Orval - 08/07/2012

What People are Saying:

I have been ordering from Rockler for almost 20 years and have found their products to be very inexpensive and of high quality. Shipping is fast even when an item is back ordered. The best prices I have found anywhere."

- Orval - 08/07/2012
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