leigh dovetail jig demo

In this Rockler demo video you'll learn how to cut through dovetail joints using the Leigh D4R Pro 24" Dovetail Jig. Dovetail joints are one of the hallmarks of fine woodowrking craftsmanship. This jig makes cutting both key and mortise fast and foolproof. The Starter Kit includes a unique, two-piece bushing. Install the sleeve to rout the mortise, then remove it to rout the bow tie key. Since the same template is used for both, you're guaranteed a perfect fit.

VIDEO: Learn how the Leigh D4R Pro 24" Dovetail Jig makes it easy to cut through dovetail joints.

The Leigh D4R Pro 24" Dovetail Jig features adjustable guide fingers, freeing you from the need to dimension your workpiece to suit the jig and providing infinite options for pin and tail width and spacing. Whatever the width of your stock, you can get a half-pin on the top and the bottom and custom spacing in between, meaning that you're never limited to repetitive, obviously machine-made joints. The D4R can handle boards up to 24" wide and 1-1/4" thick and comes with three cutters, cam-action speed clamps, crosscut bar, angled side stop, screwdriver, all mounting hardware, 160-page user guide and instructional DVD.

cutting dovetail tails

The Leigh D4R Pro 24" Dovetail Jig is first set up to cut the tails. Tails are cut on a test piece to determine the exact spacing of the tails.

cut dovetail tails

Cut the tails in the actual workpiece after you are satisfied with the test cuts.

cutting dovetail pins

Next set up the jig to cut the pins in a test board.

dovetail micro adjust

The Leigh D4R Pro 24" Dovetail Jig features a micro-adjust scale that makes it easy to adjust the jig to cut the perfect size pins.

cut dovetail pins

Cut the tails in the actual project workpiece when the test board pins fit perfectly.