Distinctive Series Dovetail Templates, Style A
The Distinctive Series Dovetail Templates, Style A can be used with the Rockler Dovetail Jig, (#22818, sold separately) to create a narrow pinned dovetail. This template creates a fine, hand-cut appearance with the wide dovetails and narrow pins. This dovetail produced by this template is typical of handmade furniture but could also be used on other projects as well.
This Distinctive Dovetail Template also comes with the needed knobs and T-bolts so you're ready to place it on your jig as soon as you get it. Best of all installation is easy. This template works with the router bits included with the Rockler Dovetail Jig (#22818, sold separately). For added variety you can also use the 8mm Distinctive Series Dovetail Router Bits (sold separately).
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It's been nearly 2 years since I upgraded to the Leigh Jig system. When I purchased my system, they provided very thorough instructions in both print and video formats. If this is your first dovetail jig system, you're walking right to the Rolls-Royce of them all (in my opinion). Leigh has some unique features incorporated into their system that can make dovetailing a much more satisfying experience for beginners and professionals alike. Dovetail jigs are primarily designed for hand held use only. One should have a fair amount of experience operating, maintaining and caring for a hand held router before attempting dovetail routing. I won't assume your experience level, and only mention it for the sake of safety. I have the D4R system which will accept the unique templates you have interest in. I happen to own the "clover" template, but have yet to use it. Leigh seems to be good about giving complete information about all necessary bits and guide bushings when purchasing their accessories. Whatever brand of jig you ultimately land on, this is a craft that will take some practice and patience to master, but it's well worth it. There is no substitute for a tight ffitting drawer joint that could out live your grandchildren! Hope this helped. Remember, safety first.