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Rockler Complete Dovetail Jig

Our best and most versatile dovetail jig ever!
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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.


  • 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
Notice: 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 Porter Cable router opening for Guide Bushings)
(1) Detailed eight-page instruction booklet
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Brand Rockler
Weight 23.4000
3.9 / 5.0
225 Reviews
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Rockler dovetail jig work great
I replaced a 30 year old Craftsman jig with this rockler jig and was amazed at how easy and quick it was to make many repeating perfectly fitting dovetail. The locking levels are my favorite part that works great. It is easy and quick to align drawer sides and fronts in the jig when make a bunch of drawers at the same time with all have the same drawer height dimension.
Perfect dovetails once jig is properly setup
Jig easy to setup and makes perfectly fitting dovetails
March 23, 2020
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Awesome Dovetail Jig!!!
This Rockler Dovetail Jig is amazing. The ability to create repeatable full and half blind dovetails quickly and accurately with this is simply awesome! The instructions are a bit lacking, but I read the instructions thoroughly(actually about three times) and then read them as I went through the process of making my first test joints of both types of dovetails. The key for me was to watch various YouTube videos that I was able to find showing different people using this jig. I did get sloppy at one point and did not wait until the router was completely stopped and ruined my pins template for anything larger than 7 inches. Fortunately, the pins template was on sale on the website. I also picked up the two different unique style templates from my local Rockler store. I love this jog and have made several small boxes for my wife and a few drawers for my garage using both the full and half blind dovetails. Great jig! Thanks Rockler!
March 2, 2020
4 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
yet to come
I've not used the jig just yet. I've the directions. seems simple enough. i'm sure the device will be as described.
December 31, 2019
6 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Never used a dovetail jig before. Instructions are pretty straight forward. Had no issues setting up and using the jig. First joint went together nice and tight. Very pleased.
December 27, 2019
6 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Makes me look like a Pro
I just made my first test box using 3/4 pine board and it came out solid. I used the dimensions of my router so I'll have a place to keep my router and all it's parts when not in use. I did read the entire manual, which does help for someone that never made these joints before. Works great.
December 15, 2019
6 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Works great for making cabinet drawers
November 20, 2019
7 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Good deal good price
Came in handy for making small boxes
September 22, 2019
9 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Upgrade the old one
In the early 1980's I had a Poter-Cable eight inch dovetail jig. In 1995 I purchase a Rockler jig and have used it on numerous projects. When I wanted to add the Style A and B templates, it became necessary to retire the old jig for the latest version; the template mounting systems are not compatible. The latest version has a number of features for setup that does improve its ease of use. The ruler that is readable and indexed marks for specific styles are just two. Otherwise the procedures for setup are the same and the results should be as well.

Would recommend it for even those new to woodworking.
September 21, 2019
9 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Best dovetail I have used
Easy setup , easy to change board widths , instructions that come with it could be better. Watch YouTube videos to better understand your adjustments and how to label drawer sides.

Had perfect joint after 2 minor adjustments.

Have fun and be safe
September 19, 2019
9 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Great tool!
Made tight joints after minimal adjustment of the bit depth and rear stop bar. Only issue I had was in regard to the instructions and the rear stop bar. Using the rockler universal router adapter on a rigid router the reference on the jig is correct however the instructions indicated a calculation was needed due to the diameter difference in their universal plate and that of a porter cable standard guide plate.
August 19, 2019
Woodworking Experience:
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Why did you choose this?
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Roger M on May 19, 2020
I had an older one that was adequate but what I have seen from this dovetail jig it is far better.
Jerome Rilling H on May 4, 2020
Roger M on May 19, 2020
I trust your design to work for me
ron r johnson R on May 13, 2020
I had an older one that was adequate but what I have seen from this dovetail jig it is far better.
Jerome Rilling H on May 4, 2020
My husband said he wished he had one of these and his birthday is June 5. I am pleased it will arrive before that date with no shipping charge. I know if he'd prefer something else he can exchange it because he loves Rockler! Thank you.
Janice D on Apr 30, 2020
i was recommended this by my local wood working shop in memphis
Steve B on Apr 23, 2020
To make drawers for a coffee bar. My dad has this exact jig and recommended I purchase.
Sharon S on Apr 10, 2020
need a dove tail jig
Hank C on Mar 18, 2020
Remodeling the kitchen and fabricating an island with cabinets and drawers. This will prove to be a handy little tool.
Walter M on Feb 16, 2020
Due to good reviews
Brian L on Jan 6, 2020
need for small projects
Oscar R on Dec 23, 2019
First jig for dovetailing corners. Wish me luck!
Craig R on Dec 20, 2019
Gift for a friend.
Dennis B on Dec 15, 2019
Christmas present request.
Michael C on Dec 12, 2019
Gerald C on Dec 11, 2019
I like the look of the tool. I watched several video demonstrations on you tube and the majority of the wood crafters had the Rockler Dovetail Jig.
Richard B on Dec 9, 2019
Requested Christmas present from my son
Rebeccah S on Nov 29, 2019
My people are too dense to use the expensive INCRA table we have
Bob D on Nov 21, 2019
Good comments and 20% off coupon
Richard S on Nov 19, 2019
My husband wants it for Christmas
Dona S on Nov 8, 2019
Marc H on Sep 16, 2019
Rockler brand defines quality
I have always wanted a dovetail jig, and I like the looks of Rockler.
Leaman on Aug 28, 2019
Needed a dovetail jig and this seemed to be a good choice and the price was right
Tom D on Aug 25, 2019
Been looking for dovetail jig for a long time. Great price on this one!
Alan D. S on Aug 21, 2019
It was on sale! It had mostly positive reviews, and need a dovetail jig!
Todd K on Aug 20, 2019
it was on sale couldnt pass it up
mike b on Aug 19, 2019
My brother-in-law has one and has had no problems with it.
ROGER A on Aug 14, 2019
Sale Price
Simon E on Aug 14, 2019
price and reviews
RANDY N on Aug 6, 2019
Good one for the price.
To make dovetail joints
James B on Aug 4, 2019
To do multiple cuts without having to reposition wood
Thomas F on Aug 2, 2019
I don't currently own a dovetail jig. I am just starting out so I thought it would be nice to use a jig to make some cabinet drawers and figured this would be a quick way to get it done.
Ryan W on Jun 26, 2019
Features I think I can work. Liked the inclusion of bits. High reviews
Robert N on Mar 15, 2019
Always wanted one
Scott B on Jan 11, 2019
Making new kitchen drawers
Patrick M on Jan 6, 2019
Needed to learn how to make dovetails and thought this would be the best way.
Paul M on Jan 2, 2019
Hubby has wanted one for awhile now and I know he had been looking at this one.
Charleen J on Dec 18, 2018
I picked this item for my son as a Christmas present.
John M on Dec 12, 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
I trust your design to work for me
ron r johnson R on May 13, 2020
My husband said he wished he had one of these and his birthday is June 5. I am pleased it will arrive before that date with no shipping charge. I know if he'd prefer something else he can exchange it because he loves Rockler! Thank you.
Janice D on Apr 30, 2020
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
Whats the differences between Rockler dovetail kit and the Porter-cable dovetail jig kit?
Abe Y on Aug 9, 2017
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.
When making drawers using the half blind technique, I simply can not find the settings when using two different thicknesses, for example 3/4 "for the drawer front and 1/2" for the sides and back.? HELP PLEASE This of course is for the Rockler dovetail jig.
Patrick O on Sep 26, 2017
BEST ANSWER: If you cut a dado on the drawer fronts, leaving the rest of the wood the same thickness as the sides, it will work.
I have not done this myself, but the instructions do cover this. Practice with scrap wood..............
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.
I purchased the dovetail jig and it came with three router bits. The shaft diameter of the bits are 5/16" but my Ryobi router only accepts 1/4" diameter bits. Is there something I can get for my router to fit the Rockler bits?
Patrick W on May 4, 2020
BEST ANSWER: The kit comes with the 3 bits that are 8mm (~5/16) and a collet adapter for going from 1/2 inch collet to the 8 mm. Unless your router has a 1/2 inch collet, you will not be able to use the bits. If needed, you can purchase 1/4 shank straight bit Item#90033 and a 14 degree dovetail bit Item 91023 from Rockler. But we do not carry a 1/4 inch shank 8degree bit. You may be able to find one at
I damaged the bushing. What is the part number for the replacement?
John A on Aug 25, 2019
BEST ANSWER: all i have is a parts list , item 19 is listed as Template guide bushing set . Hope this helps
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
Gary 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: I just recently built 6 drawers using wood from pallets. Some oak, poplar, pine, unknown but I planed them all down for flatness and thickness...... wound up between 3/8" and 7/16" so I had to "Fiddle" with the adjustments, but YES! it will work, and you don't need any spacers...... just practice with scraps until it fits then GO FOR IT!
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
How thick of stock will it accept?
Kenn f on Apr 3, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Up to 3/4".
what is the largest dove tail this jig will cut ?
hardy a on Feb 8, 2020
BEST ANSWER: It will cut 3/8" - 3/4" through dovetails and 1/2" - 1 1/8" half-blind dovetails on stock up to 11" wide.
I have a Ridgid R29302 Router and would like to know if this router can be used with the Rockler Dovetail jig? If not what would I have to purchase to make it compatible for this Dovetail jig?
Richard S on Oct 1, 2019
BEST ANSWER: It should work fine with it, the bits you need come with it, however you have to use Rockler bits I don’t believe there is Freud or white side that will work when it comes to to replace them.
I have a Bosch MR23EVS plunge router. What base plate do I use for the brass colet in the plate?
Sir Shootest on Jun 7, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Sorry, I do not have an answer
i just received this. however i cannot mount the bushing to my makita m3600g router plate as the diameter on the plate is bigger. is there any way to solve my problem? will the makita template guide adapter #54390 allow me to use the bushing?
zamrie on Feb 11, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Sorry, wish I could help. I use a Bosch 1617 and porta cable bushing with mine.
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.
The jig has settings for 1/2 and 3/4 inch thick wood. What if I am doing 3/8 inch thick wood? Is it just a trial and error and then mark on the guide with a pencil?
J A on May 19, 2018
BEST ANSWER: For a trial, perhaps you could extrapolate using the difference in the settings between 1/2" and 3/4". If it takes so many graduations on the scales on the brackets holding the template and stop bar to make a quarter inch difference, half that many should make an eighth inch difference.(I think!)
If you're thinking of using a 1/2 inch bit, this may not work. The router bit's depth of cut is a constant. Rockler does sell a template to cut 1/4 inch dovetails, however.
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 own several brands of dovetail jigs. Purchased this one because of the dust collection. Cannot make the 1/2 blind dovetails fit. The pins simply don't fit in the tails. Have set up the jig several times and cut numerous test boards with all different hgt adjustments from the recommended 9/16" down to 17/32" in .005" increments with absolutely the same result. The others work fine and I have set them up countless times with no issues. The good news is that the dust collection works great, the bad news is the jig is unusable as is. Any ideas?
Jim B on Jan 13, 2018
BEST ANSWER: What size guide bushing are you using? The correct size is 7/16 diameter. A 1/2 " bushing will fit into the slots in the template nice and snug, but 7/16 " is the correct size to use. Don't ask how I found out! 9/16", give or take a few thousandths is the correct bit height.
If it gets published, read what I wrote in my review of this jig. Some insight might be gained into why it doesn't work as well as it could
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 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
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