If you like the look of hand-cut dovetails, but don't have time (or patience) for all the meticulous work it takes to create them, then try this table saw method which uses a sliding dovetail sled to cut 90 percent of each joint. The jig cuts dovetails far faster than you can cut them by hand, and you can size the pins and tails and customize their spacing to suit just about any project - join drawer sides, build a box or small chest, etc.
With care and a bit of practice, you can produce large or medium sized, "furniture grade" 8° dovetails in both hard and soft woods. However, I think the jig is best for quickly cutting workmanlike joints that are serviceable for jobs like joining parts for tool chests and totes, drawers for kitchen or shop cabinets, and so on.
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The bestPosted November 27, 2014