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Our best and most versatile dovetail jig
beautiful through and half-blind dovetails is fast and
easy with our new
and improved dovetail jig! Rockler exclusive one-piece
gives you the perfect offset every time for dead-on
dovetailing accuracy. And our new
preset template guide allows for quick initial setup for
1/2" to 3/4" thick
stock. Jig will cut half-blind dovetailed joints from 1/2"
to 1-1/8" thick and full
through dovetails from 3/8" to 3/4" thick. Accommodates
stock up to 11"
wide. Patent pending.
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NOTE: Requires router with 1/2" collet.
Complete Dovetail Jig comes with:
- Two durable phenolic templates
- Three 8mm shank carbide-tipped router bits (1/2" x 14°
1/2" x 8° dovetail, 5/16" straight)
- 1/2" to 8mm collet adapter
- 7/16" guide bushing fits most routers
- Detailed eight-page instruction booklet
- Quick reference guide for standard joints
- 8mm diameter bits are 25% larger than typical 1/4"
chatter and fit all existing Rockler dovetail jigs.
- Preset template and fence locations clearly marked for
- Clamping bars include abrasive surface to grip stock and
- Depth gauge on template for setting dovetail bit height
for half-blind joints.
NOTE: Requires router with 1/2" collet.
OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES :
||37185 - Dovetail Jig Stand
This handy stand raises your dovetail jig to a more
comfortable height, providing greater visibility, superior
ergonomics and less fatigue.
||Distinctive Series Router Bits
For the entire range from delicate jewelry boxes to
sturdy drawers, all three work perfectly with the 5/16"
straight bit included with Jig 22818.
||20618 - Miniature Dovetail Template & Bit Kit
Finally, dovetails are an option for small-box
projects as well! The set includes a template, two miniature
router bits, a reducer to adapt your router, and a template
guide. Attaches quickly and easily to the Rockler Dovetail
REPLACEMENT PIECES :
- 4-pc. 8mm router bit replacement kit (sold
separately) includes the three bits and collet adapter
listed above. With 1/2" x 14° and 8° dovetail bits, 5/16"
straight bit, and 1/2" to 8mm collet adapter.
- Individual router bits and collet adapter also sold
- Replacement pin and tail templates sold
Customer Reviews and Photos for:
Rockler's Complete Dovetail Jig
(126 customer reviews)
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1) Submitted by
Jim Brown, from Colorado Springs, CO
Takes a little work but it really shows up well.
2) Submitted by
D Wilt, from Etiwanda, CA
I've used three DT jigs - the old blue Rockler, a Porter Cable and this. By far this is the best I have used. The old blue Rockler jig was at best fiddely. Some of the adjustment were almost impossible to make without taking the jig apart. With the Porter Cable it is very difficult to make drawer sides out of baltic birch. There is a ton of tearout and you can't use material less than 1/2". The new Rockler jig is easy to set up and use. I really like the way you can back rout a scoring line before you plunge in. The helps tame tearout. I would highly recommend this jig.
3) Submitted by
David Barrett, from Columbiana, OH
You would be hard pressed to find a better jig for the money. If you cut dovetails for a living it might not be as robust as others I've used, but it's very well built for what it is. Set-up was fantastic.
I was also very impressed with the dust collector. I surprisingly get almost no dust when everything is properly in place.
I have used $500 jigs that work no better than this.
4) Submitted by
Frank Kuykendall, from Yukon, OK
I am inexperienced using dovetail jigs. This combo kit works great. I have done both half blind and thru dovetails with Rockler's dovetail combo kit. The dust collection system works well. The jig performs well. Glad I was able to get it.
5) Submitted by
Dave, from Puyallup, WA
Good product. Just started off using this and found it to be a nice tool to have. I had to read the directions a few times to get it set up. Had perfect half blind on 2nd attempt. However I had a hard time getting the router bit into my collet with their 8mm to 1/2 inch coller adapter. My collet is deep and each time I went to tighten it the adapter would slip down inside the collet. I am using a plunge route so maybe next time I set up I'll use a fixed base. All in all, it works well.
6) Submitted by
Michael Schillizzi, from Lake Hopatcong, NJ
I had an old dovetail from a discount store, tried it and it worked ok, but was not reliable. I needed to make eleven drawers for a project I was making. I wanted them to look nice. I looked around for easily set-up jugs that could give me contimued repeatibility. I found it in this jig from Rockler. I had looked at the big jigs from Porter Cable and Leigh and realized for 99 percent of items dovetailed, there is not much that is over 20 inches that I am going to do. I have never made a drawer over 12 inches deep. I realized, this was the one jig for me. I also ordered it with the dust collector and the stand. Set up is rather easy without problems. The only drawback that I have found, is, With the dust collector attached, adjustments for the off-set guide stops can not be adjusted. You have to take off the complete front hold down to access the screws. This can be changed to put wing nuts on the rear of the screws if you can get the heads of the bolts not to spin. Once you get them set, you don't have to adjust them anymore for that size stock, but it does take an extra step. But all in all, I have found the jig exactly to do what I ask of it and it is very steady and does not wobble. Thank you Rockler, also for not getting dust and wood chips stuck in my flannel shirts. The dust collection works like a dream.
Test set-up after minor adjustments.
7) Submitted by
Eric, from Green Bay, WI
This is my first dovetail jig and I must say I'm impressed. The instructions are very well-written and easy to follow. Setup was quick and easy. I was able to cut perfect fitting dovetails on my first piece of scrap. I have used the jig for both half-blind and through dovetails with excellent results. The dust collector is also very effective.
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