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Table Saw Dovetail Jig Downloadable Plan

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If you like the look of hand-cut dovetails, but don't have time (or patience) for all the meticulous work it takes to create them, then try this table saw method which uses a sliding dovetail sled to cut 90 percent of each joint. The jig cuts dovetails far faster than you can cut them by hand, and you can size the pins and tails and customize their spacing to suit just about any project - join drawer sides, build a box or small chest, etc.

With care and a bit of practice, you can produce large or medium sized, "furniture grade" 8° dovetails in both hard and soft woods. However, I think the jig is best for quickly cutting workmanlike joints that are serviceable for jobs like joining parts for tool chests and totes, drawers for kitchen or shop cabinets, and so on.

(1) Downloadable Table Saw Dovetail Jig Plan
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Dovetails made easy
Very fun table saw jig. It works very well.
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January 1, 2020
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
dovetail jig
The construction plans were very precise and straightforward. Time to construct was one day. with a couple practice dovetails, I was able to do a very satisfactory joint on my project toolbox.
1:7 tails
1:7 pins
case joint
jig on unison
September 21, 2017
over 2 years ago
Works just like in the video!
Consider this a woodworking project in itself. Take your time, and it will work perfectly.
April 5, 2017
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
The details of all the plans that I have gotten from Rockler are the very best ever!
This plan is great.
September 18, 2016
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Works great.
It's easy to use great dovetail jig
September 21, 2015
over 4 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
The best
The best table saw dovetail jig plan.
November 27, 2014
easy build
I made it in one afternoon. As is I couldn't use it, too bulky for my table saw. I modified it by cutting it in half lengthwise. added strip to cut to box it in. much easier to use two jigs. I am physically challenged by a stroke and limited to use of my right hand only. I have to do all my woodworking single handed. I accomplish everything I set my mind to.
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April 7, 2017
I would recommend only if you don't have a router. It's very bulky.
January 5, 2017
over 3 years ago
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Looks like a fast and easy way to cut dovetails
Doug E on Feb 18, 2020
Wanted to build this jib
Larry B on Nov 13, 2019
Looks like a fast and easy way to cut dovetails
Doug E on Feb 18, 2020
Look like a less expensive way to create dovetails
Stephen J on Dec 17, 2019
Wanted to build this jib
Larry B on Nov 13, 2019
I love dovetails and need a faster setup
BRANDON B on Aug 4, 2019
Need it to start making cabinets.
Vicki N on Jun 9, 2019
Cause I want to make it
Alex . on Jun 8, 2019
Looked usable, am always looking for new jig patterns
Rodney T on Jan 31, 2019
saw it featured on youtube. Needed the plan for precise angles.
Kyle H on Oct 20, 2018
looks well thought out
Tom K on Oct 6, 2018
Liked the plan.
Lawrence R on Jan 25, 2018
To help with a project
Dewey B on Jan 21, 2018
It looks like something I would enjoy making and working with. I would like my own layout and cutting pitch board. If I do a good, accurate job it should be great for a long time. Thanks so much for the plan. <br /><br />Jim
jim on Dec 1, 2017
I watch the video on YouTube and I am now retired and have taken interest in woodworking as a hobby.
Paul S on Apr 11, 2017
I like the speed and ease that the jig is used
billy y on Mar 7, 2017
Looks to be the easiest jig for making dovetail joints
Fred B on Jan 24, 2017
Wanting to try making dovetails
Curley C on Jan 14, 2017
Building up my shop.
Dennis F on Jan 6, 2017
Wanted to build it for fun
Lewis S on Dec 29, 2016
Seems to me ingenuos and useful. Let men see the plans and I will tell you.<br />Thanks
Miguel G on Dec 18, 2016
Looks very good
Kevin S on Dec 1, 2016
some of my kitchen drawers were beging to split because of sloppy construction
thomas s on Nov 26, 2016
because is the must util way for doing this joint, from many that i have seen so far
I prefer tails over beaks of most birds
Joshua S on Sep 19, 2016
My dovetail jig is less than easy to set up. This looked like it may make dovetails much simpler.
Ernie on Aug 30, 2016
Beginning/learning about wood works, tools and jigs....with Xmas only six months away I have granddaughters, lovely daughters, beautiful daughter-in-laws and a wife. Jewelry boxes trinket boxes ..... Must get started asap
Aaron C on Aug 1, 2016
Perhaps the easiest and most uncomplicated jig to make dovetails.
Kelvin W on Jul 22, 2016
I am trying learn how to do dovetail joints
Ray J on Jul 8, 2016
easy way to make odd spaced dovetails
John K on Jun 19, 2016
To make sure I used it correctly and get advise
Jeff H on Jun 11, 2016
Been wanting to build this lift every since I seen it on you tube...
Nathaniel B on May 8, 2016
Because I can afford $350 right now.
Jeffry M on Apr 26, 2016
need a jig for making boxes
Bruce R on Apr 11, 2016
I choose this plan because I like to build things it looked simple to me and now I can say it wooks great.
Lee L on Jan 20, 2016
Because I love Magento stores so much I need to buy something every time.
Martin S on Jan 17, 2016
Wanted to try and make the jig and if successful make dovetail joints
GLENN D on Jan 5, 2016
really you don't know?
Stephen S on Jan 1, 2016
Saw it on You tube
keith A on Dec 4, 2015
I am learning to make joints and I saw this jig and I want to make it
NP on Nov 28, 2015
Fast and easy way to cut dovetails
Jeremy W on Nov 3, 2015
Saw a video on youtube demonstrating how to use this jig and wanted it
Paul K on Nov 3, 2015
jigs make my work easier
Joseph D on Sep 13, 2015
I liked the simplicity of the design and the ease of its use
Elzear L on Aug 28, 2015
thought it looked like a good plan.
Terrance T on Aug 24, 2015
i need to make a pantry cabinet to organize my kitchen & i'm getting too old for getting down on my knees & pulling everything out of the pan cabinet to get what I need so I need to make drawers for my pots & pans. That means dovetails hence the need for this jig. in the 1960's mom's uncle made her something similar on a smaller scale that he called an appliance garage where the shelves slide out.
Donna G on Aug 3, 2015
Looks easy to build and easy to use for a first timer.
Duke Y on Jul 16, 2015
I don't have to answer this. You are not my supervisor!
Chris L on Jun 23, 2015
I chose the plans for this jig, because it seems so easy to use.
Jakup B on Jun 12, 2015
looks very simple and efficient using only a table saw
Ahmed s on May 13, 2015
It will be a great present for my husband.
Anett S on May 8, 2015
Look like a less expensive way to create dovetails
Stephen J on Dec 17, 2019
I love dovetails and need a faster setup
BRANDON B on Aug 4, 2019
When cutting the pins it looks like width of the board is limited? When the board is too wide it will hit table
Will K on Aug 27, 2015
What size Dovetails can be made with this jig?
Donald E on Jul 21, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The size is whatever you set them to be. You mark them out by hand and then cut the lines. Thus, they can be as wide or narrow as you want. Only the angle is fixed, by the angle set by the jig. The pattern calls for an 8 degree angle, but you can change that if you want to when you are making the jig. I highly recommend that you watch the video they have on using this jig.
I assume that the plans show how to build the sliding dovetail sled and is not just a "how-to" guide on how to use this device as demonstrated in the video?
Francis on Aug 31, 2016
BEST ANSWER: the plans show you how to build the sliding dovetail sled
Hi, great plan i think. But bevor i purchase them. I got a question. Are the plan in "mm" Metrik or in Inch?
Blu3freak on May 18, 2017
BEST ANSWER: We only use inches on this plan
What is the widest dimension of board that can be used on this jig?
Joe S on Nov 13, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Twelve inches is the maximum board width for tails; there is no limit for pins.