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Create the timeless look of hand-cut dovetails with speed, ease and absolute precision!

Leigh D4R Pro 24" Dovetail Jig

Item #
27910
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Create the look of hand-cut dovetails on stock up to 24" wide with your router and the Leigh D4R Pro Dovetail Jig.

The D4R 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. Router with a 1/2" collet required.
(1) Leigh D4R Dovetail Jig
(1) 1/2" x 8° and 1/2" x 14° dovetail cutters (8mm shanks)
(1) 5/16" x 1" straight cutter (8mm shank)
(1) 1/2" to 8mm collet reducer
(1) 7/16" O.D. guide bushing
(1) 160-page manual
(1) Instructional DVD
More Information
Brand Leigh
Manufacturer Part Number D4R PRO
Weight 22.0000
Tech Spec N/A
Tech Docs N/A
Type Dovetailing
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Directions are intense, but once you watch some vids, you get the hang of it. I had a D4 and although I used it a few times, it never really gave me the results I had hoped for. This D4R Pro is giving me exactly what I wanted in the clean fitting dovetail joint. I especially like the half blind joints as they are one pass and equally good fitting. I also used the box joint capability in making a full case for the jig. Once you get thru the set ups, it works!
September 16, 2018
Purchased
3 weeks ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
This is a really good jig. It's nice not having to worry about drawer height to get half dovetail at top and bottom of drawer. Start at the beginning of the manual and go through step by step. It took about four hours to get where I wanted to be, now it's easy, accurate and pretty darn quick when compared to hand cutting. I would recommend this jig to a friend.
July 9, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
easy and accurate! "Nuff said
December 15, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Leigh D4R Pro
Outstanding tool. 5 stars. I would recommend it to any serious woodworker.

September 9, 2015
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
worth every penny
I got this jig after looking at dozens of different dovetail jigs because of Leighs' reputation for quality and its adjustability. I am truly impressed at the level of detail in the instruction manual as well as the machines ease of adjustability and use. Every dovetail I cut came out absolutely perfect. If your serious about your work and pride your self on your quality and precision like I do then this is the dovetail jig for you. In my opinion its worth every penny, especially considering the number of different joints this machine can make.
May 25, 2015
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
I am a novice woodworker getting...
I am a novice woodworker getting back to my hobby after years of being on hiatus raising kids, work, life in general, etc. so this outfit was a long sought after luxury for me. Once set up and properly tuned, I did a test tail and pin set. A little tweak on the settings and I had a absolutely perfect fit on my second test. Marked the settings on the provided chart and now I am set to use it on my hunting chest I am making. I researched all of the other Dovetail jigs out there and decided to go with the best rated and most versatile system I could find. This is the outfit to buy and you will be glad you did. I know I am.
June 24, 2012
Excellent Product. Outstanding Instruction. I have...
Excellent Product. Outstanding Instruction. I have been a carpenter for many years mostly rough I wanted to try my hand at some furnature making. I looked at the Porter Cable unit but decided that if I was going to be serious about this endevour, I should purchase a jig that I can grow into not grow out of. I was impressed with the quick setup and pinpoint accuracy of the jig. What a pleasure to use. Thanks LEIGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
November 20, 2011
I've been in the woodworking business...
I've been in the woodworking business for 35 years. I learned years ago from an old timer how to hand cut dovetails. I've spent many hours hand cutting pins and tails. I only wish that the old fella' who taught me how to hand cut dovetails was alive to see and use the DR4! I am completly blown away by the quality of the product as well as the quality of the work it produces. I would strongly suggest this product to amateurs as well as pros. it works.....
April 25, 2011
An exceptional product--great workmanship--quality is unsurpassed....
An exceptional product--great workmanship--quality is unsurpassed. I should have bought one of these years ago instead of some of the junk that I did buy.
May 11, 2010
I read a lot of ads...
I read a lot of ads & reviews for dovetail jigs & the Leigh Jig I bought exceeded my expectations. It does require a little time to get it set up but the instruction manual is put together so well it makes it so easy. I've made dozens of drawers,boxes etc. With excellent results. My Leigh D4R is by far the best jig I've ever used.P.S. The customer service is excellent!
January 17, 2010
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
Size, price and quality
Chris Albert S on Jan 30, 2017
very good reviews, especially user manual. Have used and absolutely agree this was right choice. Am using for multiple cabinet drawers.
Larry H on Aug 8, 2016
Size, price and quality
Chris Albert S on Jan 30, 2017
The parts of my cabinet are 20 inches wide so I need this size jig.
Donald H on Jan 13, 2017
very good reviews, especially user manual. Have used and absolutely agree this was right choice. Am using for multiple cabinet drawers.
Larry H on Aug 8, 2016
Because I needed it
Kevin on Sep 6, 2015
The parts of my cabinet are 20 inches wide so I need this size jig.
Donald H on Jan 13, 2017
Because I needed it
Kevin on Sep 6, 2015
Is the thickest stock 1 1/2 inches in which half blind dovetails can be cut with the D4?
Ron B on Aug 7, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes, this is because of the router bit length. In other words the depth of cut is limited by the depth of cut that can be produced by the router. Although the clamp on the jig can only be opened so wide, there are different ways to clamp the work piece.
What would be an ideal router to use with the Leigh D4R Pro? Size,power,brand?
Wayo on Jan 6, 2016
BEST ANSWER: For many years I used a Porter cable 690LR which is a fixed base 1 3/4 hp machine. It has plenty of power and is light enough to use without having to fight to keep the machine going where you want it. I have recently purchased a Festool 1400EQ which is a slightly bigger plunge router with more options for other uses as well. They are both excellent machines, the Festool is very expensive and I would just get the PC unless you do a lot of router work. I think they make a comparable model in a plunge router which you might find to be an advantage. Personally, I never felt the need for one for dovetails! Hope this helps!
What is the thinnest stock that can be used in this jig?
Nick H on Oct 29, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It would be what ever the clamp could securely and safely hold without damaging the stock. For example, I usually make my own veneers by re-sawing stock on my band saw and cleaning up the face of the venner by running it through my thickness planner. I can safely reduce the thickness to about 3/32. If I took that and tried clamping it into the D4R Pro jig it would likely distort or mar the stock because the clamping surface is milled with substantial grooves in it in order to provide gripping power. If you were wanting to make dove tails in anything less than 1/4 inch thick I would suggest hand cutting them. That said, it is possible to sandwich your stock between 2 pieces of waste stock in order to safely clamp and route the tails and pins but you would have to use the exact same thickness of waste stock on both pieces to get the tails and pins to line up correctly. Hope this helps.
Could i buy a metric scale type?
김동수 김 on Jun 10, 2018
BEST ANSWER: It's been a while since I've looked at mine but I'm pretty sure it has a metric scale. I just looked through the manual and It show inches and millimeters...
What will the M2 mortise and tenon attachment do
Honyocker on Feb 29, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Sorry, haven't tried it yet. However, the basic jig is outstanding. I'm currently building a desk with dovetail file cabinets. Works perfectly.
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