"I had never used a dovetail jig before and after a bit of tutoring from the instructions but mainly from the internet (u tube) I made pretty good dovetail joints first time. The jig is very robust with thick steel components. I expect to use this little gem many many times in the future and I would recommend to anyone, even with basic carpentry skills."
"I read all of the reviews before I purchased this Jig, it did take a while to get my head around the instructions, having never used any woodworking Jig before, and very little routering use before, and I did do about 10-15 practicing goes first but once I understood it, I was flying and got many joins done very quickly and accurately I can see why others found it difficult, but once understood all is good."
"Tricky to get it set up correctly. Easy to damage the comb if you do not get the guide and its bolts to sit exactly flush with the baseplate of your router. I had to customise a little to get it flush. Instructions take a bit of understanding. I have practised once and not got it right yet but confident I shall get there eventually."
"After my 5th attempt at a dovetail, one of the top clamp screws decided it was time to part company with the screw underneath. This was after the wood becoming un-clamped at least twice in the middle of a practice run. On the second un-clamping, the wood let go enough to kill one of the teeth on the comb which snapped right off as the router bit hit it.
So, 5 attempts, 1 decent dovetail, one broken clamp, one broken comb tooth and a bit with a gouge out of it.
"Reasonable well made though some of the clamps are easy or efficient but can be overcome. Biggest failing is as stated by "Drayton" earlier. The instructions are far from clear and setting up is not easy - so mine is little used in consequence."
"I found that the instructions that came with the jig left alot to be desired, and found more and better information about setting it up on line following these instructions made the job easier and the end results looked very professional."
"Hi - be warned, although this is advertised as "heavy gauge steel construction", the comb itself is acryllic not metal and very brittle as a result. Fingers snap off very easily, especially if you try to use a pattern following bit with ball bearing rather than the supplied router guide (which needed filing down to fit my router in any case).
I wish they'd gone for the steel comb that comes with some of the other "budget" versions of this jig..."
"Faults in my original purchace and replacement suggest poor manufacture - cutting bit unuseable and comb not straight. The jig is solid enough and clamps well, but the all important comb does have flex in it, so I cannot see how even a well manufactured jig would perform well. A guide bush is suppplied but make sure it fits your router. Screwfix excellent as always in dealing with returns and replacement, but I bought an SIP jig which has 3 sturdy metal combs and uses a bearing cutter so does not need a bush."
"I found this jig impossible to set up. All seems well, big and strong and well made. But there are lots of small problems and one major one. You have to have the router bit protruding from the guide plate the same distance as the bit is wide but it is impossable as it jams up before you are able. All in all as an expereance woodworker and a professonal son in the trade we were unable to get it to work"