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Rockler Complete Dovetail Jig

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Cutting beautiful through and half-blind dovetails is fast and easy with our new and improved dovetail jig! Rockler's exclusive one-piece stop 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.


Features:

  • Accommodates stock up to 11" wide
  • 8mm diameter bits are 25% larger than typical 1/4" bits, reduce chatter and fit all existing Rockler dovetail jigs
  • Preset template and fence locations clearly marked for standard thickness stock
  • Clamping bars include abrasive surface to grip stock and prevent slipping
  • Depth gauge on template for setting dovetail bit height for half-blind joints
  • Requires router with 1/2" collet.
  • Requires a router base plate that accepts template guide bushings.
(1) Dovetail Jig
(2) Phenolic Templates
(1) 1/2'' x 14° x 8mm Shank, Carbide-Tipped Router Bit
(1) 1/2'' x 8° x 8mm Shank, Carbide-Tipped Router Bit
(1) 5/16'' x 8mm Shank, Straight Carbide-Tipped Router Bit
(1) 1/2'' to 8mm Collet Adapter
(1) 7/16'' Guide Bushing (fits most routers)
(1) Detailed eight-page instruction booklet
More Information
Brand Rockler
Weight 23.4000
Technical Documents
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Dovetail jig
Excellent tool ,easy to use ,accurate cuts glad I bought it...????
October 26, 2018
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Great woodworking tool.
This jig makes making dovetail joints a breeze. A little bit of a learning curve to use. Highly recommended building a jig stand/storage box for it.
October 21, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Great jig.
Solid made and about the same price as others. Takes a little bit to get used to the setup but once you do it a few times it is not an issue. The depth of the dovetail is easy to adjust and allows for very fine tuning.
October 20, 2018
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
New to wood working and dove tailing. This was super easy to use and learn. I did one mock drawer and then made the one I actually used for the project. Would recommend this jig to anyone wanting to do dove tail jigs.
September 1, 2018
Purchased
4 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
rockler dovetail jig
i was impressed how easy the setup was. At first i was concerned it would be a bit complex, but the instructions were clear and easy to understand. it only took me 2 practice runs to get the halfblind dovetails dialed in perfectly! I also purchased the porter cable 690 to use with this jig. Very happy with this purchase.
half blind dovetails
half blind dovetails
April 28, 2018
Purchased
8 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Rockler Dovetail Jig
Have made several different pieces of furniture for our grandkids, bar cabinets and more. This jig works well. Need to pay attention so you don't get two left or two right sides. Can't blame that on the jig. Easy to use, good instructions.
March 27, 2018
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Works just as I expected. It is great
March 12, 2018
Purchased
9 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Dove Tail Jig
Works great
February 19, 2018
Purchased
11 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Dovetail jig
It works great just follow the instructions
February 17, 2018
Purchased
10 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Great jig, directions not so much.
This jig is awesome, and coupled with the optional distinctive templates you can get some really cool looking dovetails that look almost hand cut. My only complaint is that the directions could have been better and Rockler put out promo videos but no directional videos. That being said, after a few trial runs you can get the swing of it pretty quick.
February 10, 2018
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
I starting to build boxes and want a jig to help me.
A. Dennis O on Dec 7, 2018
Husband's Christmas List.
Carol Y on Dec 4, 2018
I starting to build boxes and want a jig to help me.
A. Dennis O on Dec 7, 2018
Making drawers wanted dovetail jig. Comes with everything to make them.
Bob C on Dec 7, 2018
Husband's Christmas List.
Carol Y on Dec 4, 2018
Christmas present
Dorothy S on Nov 29, 2018
Repairing cabinet drawer boxes
J. Ellis C on Nov 28, 2018
need to upgrade kitchen cabinets with stronger drawers
Scott B on Nov 27, 2018
My son requested this tool
Cholla G on Nov 26, 2018
I needed one for cabinet construction
Eric S. M on Nov 26, 2018
I needed one
Michael W on Nov 24, 2018
Making cabinets
I always wanted to do dovetails. Rockler jig has good reviews and it is on sale.
Ed S on Nov 24, 2018
Wanted one for a long time and I couldn't resist this low price.
Bryan B on Nov 24, 2018
A good price on a dovetail jig, doing cabinet drawers.
Clark B on Nov 23, 2018
I bought one as a present for my father and he had so much fun we bought one for my wife and I too!
Robert H on Nov 23, 2018
I want to make dove tails
John K on Nov 23, 2018
Making a dresser; plan to dovetail the drawers.
BILL C on Nov 22, 2018
looks complete and easy to use
Bill F on Aug 27, 2018
I like the Rockler brand. Everything I have bought under the Rockler brand has been good quality. I also like that this jig comes with everything I need to get started.
Caleb R on Aug 17, 2018
On sale, came with router bits
Charles L on Aug 13, 2018
quality and price
Ray R on Aug 12, 2018
$60 off
Eric C on Aug 9, 2018
My husband has recently restarted woodworking and said good dovetail can only be done with the use of this product. Happy Father's Day!
Janet L on Jun 9, 2018
do a lot of woodworking.
John R on May 6, 2018
It for my sons birthday and he loves to do woodworking.
Kathy E on Feb 9, 2018
Old craftsman dovetail jig didn’t work anymore
Robanette C on Jan 30, 2018
I want to use dovetail for the draws and I have use the jig before. now I want one for my shop.
William L on Jan 26, 2018
Good reviews on the internet
Charles W on Jan 4, 2018
Rated as good and easy to use.
Fred T on Dec 21, 2017
I just wanted it
Karen W on Dec 19, 2017
Rockler quality and reviews for ease of use.
I have many Rockler products and enjoy them all.
Henry S on Dec 18, 2017
This should be a fun addition to my shop for making various boxes for gifts.
Kevin R on Dec 17, 2017
Good reviews by fellow woodworkers
Peggy C on Dec 17, 2017
I wanted one
anna g on Dec 15, 2017
on sale
Burnie S on Dec 9, 2017
a gift
John L on Dec 4, 2017
I need it
Howard S on Dec 4, 2017
on sale, good price
Joseph D on Dec 3, 2017
I want to make drawers that don’t have pocket holes.
Orlin F on Dec 2, 2017
Restoring a 115 year old Rail Road Depot and will use this to make drawers and boxes to look the period.
Robert M on Nov 20, 2017
Better product out of my shop
William G on Nov 13, 2017
To further my draer making abilities
Christopher F on Nov 5, 2017
didn't have one
Don B on Nov 2, 2017
After using my neighbors jig, the same one I ordered I was impressed. Two thing as to why I chose this item...
1st. It performed the deed extremely well.
2d. It included all the parts needed to perform the work at hand.
# didn't order dust collection option. I've found that use of these types of jigs are best utilized at a height apx. 12" above standard workbench height and will create my own dust collection jig.
george a on Oct 16, 2017
It has good reviews and I feel like Rockler products are quality
Philip G on Sep 4, 2017
Great value.
Jeffrey E on Aug 6, 2017
Never had one before. This will be my first
David N on Apr 29, 2017
Birthday present for Engineer daughter.
Michael B on Apr 19, 2017
Because I want to make nice drawers
Sean D on Apr 19, 2017
looks like it will give me a high quality
Michael S on Apr 4, 2017
Wanted the addition.
William M on Mar 29, 2017
Making drawers wanted dovetail jig. Comes with everything to make them.
Bob C on Dec 7, 2018
Christmas present
Dorothy S on Nov 29, 2018
what routers are compatible with this jig?
big-d on Jan 6, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I would suggest a Porter Cable 690, this router already has a base that accepts the standard bushing that comes with this dovetail jig
I just bought this jig. Tested several times making multiple adjustments and still can't get the 1/2 blinds to fit. Pins too large/ slot too small. I have dropped the bit as well as raised the bit. Nothing seems to work. I'm using the bushing the kit came with as well as the 1/2" 14 degree bit it came with. Very frustrated. How do I fix?
Autumnchaos13 on Feb 4, 2017
BEST ANSWER: if bushing isn't centered on bit there will be a small amount of "lash". In other words, the bit will be spinning in an offset circle from the bushing (think oblong) enough to cause looseness.
I have a Hitachi M12VC router- will the base accept the bushing?
John H on Aug 6, 2015
BEST ANSWER: As long as it has a 1/2" collet.
I have a bosch 1617EVSPK router. Do you know if the base will accept the guide bushings?
A shopper on Aug 5, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The Bosch 1617 base will not accept the guide bushings. Rockler does have a base that will fit the 1617 router that will accept the guide bushings. The # is 35062 and the price is $11.99
Can you make box or finger joints with this jig?
RevitMatter on Apr 27, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No, this is not recommend for this type of joint; we recommend a box joint jig for this.
The Rockler web page for this jig shows a dust collector attachment, but the actual Rockler list of what's included doesn't reflect dust collector parts. Does it or doesn't it include the dust collector?
Earl F on Jan 31, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The dust collector is sold separately but has been sometimes packaged with the jig as a sale item. I bought mine that way but do not know if they still periodically package them together at times for sales.
What would I need to make this work with a festool 1010 router?
James Prutilpac P on Oct 7, 2017
Can I buy the shaft that the tightening handle screws into so handle is on right side?
Garver B on Dec 5, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The only way the handle is not on the right side is if you have installed it backwards The handle should tighten as you push it down, not as you pull it up.
I can not lower my dovetail bit to the desired height because it hits the template guide bushing. What am I doing wrong?
A shopper on Aug 10, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I had the same problem. You are using the wrong router bit for the the 1/2 blind dovetails. Use only the shorter of the dovetail bits (1/2"x 14 degrees). See the last paragraph at the bottom of page 2 of the instructions. I did exactly same thing as you. I guess it makes sense to read the instructions!!
I use a Makita RT0700 router which only accepts a 1/4" shank bits. Would the bits provided in the package be able to fit ?
Ali J on Apr 27, 2015
BEST ANSWER: No, it won't. You can buy a dovetail bits with a 1/4 inch shank. You also have to make sure that the bit you buy will fit through the guide bushing with the proper amount protruding.
This seems to be a good deal but I am not sure how to use it so suggestions how to learn to use this dove trailer maker? I don’t want it sitting there collecting dust from non use. Thanks to all
G on Aug 6, 2018
BEST ANSWER: It IS a good deal and a great jig. I would suggest either searching YouTube for making dovetails or asking around locally for someone who has done it. Once you have an accurate set up it is very easy.
Confused about stock thickness. Looks like 1/2 or more is standard, but I don't understand why. I want to build a small box with 1/4 or 3/8 stock. Will this unit do the job?
Papacat on Aug 28, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Great question, I have wanted to do the same. I thought of adding a backer board as a spacer so it would seem like there is 1/2 or thicker wood in the jig. I will be giving this a try in a few weeks. If no better solution is offered or discovered by you, I will post my results.
I have 3 top of the line routers, but they only take 1/4" bits. Will this work with your dovetail jigs?
Goffer on Aug 16, 2017
BEST ANSWER: You must have a cutter whose taking 8mm Hello Milan
Whats the differences between Rockler dovetail kit and the Porter-cable dovetail jig kit?
Abe Y on Aug 9, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Abe
I actually don't know because I've only used the Rockler system. I can certainly vouch for it! My view is that systems within the same price range will be similar in specs ... If you need greater width than 12 inches, say, you will be spending more. But if your just doing boxes or drawers, Rockler is your man!!

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Will this work with a Ryobi re180pl1g, it is a 1/2" collet?
Andrew L on May 14, 2017
BEST ANSWER: all routers that are Plunge and have a base (bit opening of 1 and 1/4 ") that will allow for the 7/16 guide bushing works. The kit includes a reducer that fits the 1/2 collet.
For first timers, the instructions aren't the greatest, so plan of setting aside several "test: boards.
How thick of stock will it accept?
Kenn f on Apr 3, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Up to 3/4".
Do I have to use a plunge router for full through dove tails?
Boomer#1 on Oct 4, 2018
BEST ANSWER: No, I used a fixed base.
Will this work if I have a 1/4" shank?
Scott B on Aug 31, 2018
BEST ANSWER: This system requires a router with a 1/2" collet.

The kit includes the required adapter to accommodate the 8mm diameter bit shank in the 1/2" collet.
I need the lock nut under the fence lock knob. I lost one. What is the size/dimensions? Can I order one somewhere?
Gary S on Mar 2, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Please contact Rockler Technical Service at 800-260-9663.
I have a Rockler dovetail jig and want to make box joints do I need a special template to cut these or will the dovetail template that came with the jig work?
leland m on Nov 25, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I believe that you only need the dovetail template to create box joints. It should say in the instruction manual you receive with the jig. If not there are great YouTube videos sponsored by rockler that are extremely helpful. “Dovetail jig (rockler)”
I have a Triton 3HP router, will this jig work with it?
Judi S on Oct 11, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Your router base will have to be compatible with Porter Cable style bushing to use it with this dovetail jig. For this router you would need an adapter to reduce the 3" opening at the routers base
Is the stop adjustable?
Randall C B on Jul 24, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Do not know as I have not had the chance to use my dovetail jig as of yet.
Can you use a 1/4 dovetail bit installed in a hand-held DeWalt router?
Stuart M on Apr 20, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes
This comment refers to the 5/16" reducer supplied by Rockler with this jig which you slide over the bit shank to fit into a 1/2" chuck, which I'll call a sleeve . Has anyone else ever had that sleeve get jammed into the tapered bottom of their router? I have been unable to remove the sleeve or the collet. The collet seems to have been jammed against the upper walls of the chamber because of the outward pressure of the sleeve. If you know anything about this, or know anyone who has had this problem, please let me know.? OR if anyone has a suggestion about how to free it up, I'd really appreciate it. I'm routerless!!!
richie on Oct 10, 2016
BEST ANSWER: not sure of the part #, but there is an inexpensive collet reducer with a lip on the end to keep it from jamming. Web search
I use a Makita RP2301FC router. I have set up the jig as explained for the through dovetails. When I cut the tail boards, the bit does not seem to be long enough and it does not properly cut the edge of the board; it leaves a slightly rounded edge instead of a consistently straight edge. I did not expect to trim the joint with a chisel to make if fit the pin board. The board is 3/4" thick stock. What might I be doing wrong?
Chuck on Jun 6, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Sorry, I purchased my dovetail jig a year ago and have only used it on 5/8 stock. I have no experience with 3/4 stock. I can tell you that even with the 5/8 stock, there was a ton of scraps and trial and error ( mostly error) until I got it right. I can only suggest extending the bit a little out of the chuck in your router.
i have a Black and Decker 1/4 router. will this work with the dovetail jig?
Gordon L on Apr 27, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The bit has 8mm shank and has a collet that makes it fit in a 1/2" router. Also, you need to be able to mount the collar for following the template so I'd have to say that your router will not work. Sorry.
Is this jig compatable with the Skil router
leo B on Feb 16, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I have used it with both my skill router and my porter-cable router. It's pretty user friendly
How is this jig compared to the porter-cable jig?
(They look similar but I think the porter-cable seams a bit more stable. Would love to compare side by side.)
J.Harrod on Feb 2, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I've never used the porter cable one but I have made 12 large drawers with this one and it worked very well. It took some time to set up but it wasn't complicated, once set, I worked easily every time.
I see the jig comes with a straight bit dose it do box joints too?
Michael on Oct 28, 2015
BEST ANSWER: While I've only used the 1/2 blind dovetail feature to date, it seems the manual covers box joints in detail.
What about when the sides and front are different thickness?
John F on Oct 7, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It should be fine. In general, you set the different jig limits based on the size of the stock.

For half-blind, you're setting the limit of the router movement based on the thickness of the side. The bit depth just needs to be less than the front thickness, and altered to adjust proper fit when assembled. Although, with this kit, you're limited on the bit's travel because of the bushing. So there's a minimum thickness for half-blind dovetails.

For through dovetails, you use two different bits and set the various cuts based on the different thickness of material. So when you cut the front, you use the side as the depth guide. When you cut the side, you use the front as the depth guide.

As always, just use some scraps of the same material (or at least the same thickness) to get your setup dialed in, and then proceed to start your project.