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Allows both halves of a joint to be cut at the same time guaranteeing a perfect fit. Quick action eccentric clamps with 300mm capacity. Adjustable back stop.

Allows both halves of a joint to be cut at the same time guaranteeing a perfect fit. Quick action eccentric clamps with 300mm capacity. Adjustable back stop.
Average Customer Rating:
3.091 out of 5
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Rating Snapshot (11 reviews)
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6 of 11(55%)reviewers would recommend this product.
Customer Reviews for 12" Dovetail Jig
Review 1 for 12" Dovetail Jig
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Dovetail Delight
7 Apr 2013
By Alannnnn
, Broadstairs
"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."
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 2 for 12" Dovetail Jig
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Happy Purchase
9 Aug 2012
By Modrophenia
, Devon
"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."
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 3 for 12" Dovetail Jig
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well done screwfix
29 Apr 2012
By Anonymous
, wetwang
"This item does exactly as it says on the tin - just the job - at a reasonable price too."
0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 4 for 12" Dovetail Jig
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Set up carefully and practice
5 Jul 2013
By newdovetailer
, London
"Firstly - the dovetail jig does work, and gives good quality results.
But it needs a good number of practice joints, to make and understand all the adjustments needed, before committing to making a project.
Router depth is critical to +-1/2 mm. However if you make a joint a bit too tight you do not have to start again. Put the jointed wood back in the jig, decrease the router depth a touch, and reroute.
There will be much cursing before you really get to grips with it
The guides need to be set accurately, and this is awkward because their screws are covered by the clamps."
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 5 for 12" Dovetail Jig
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Would you recommend this product? No
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Quality? I think not.
4 Sep 2013
By DovetailKiller
, Glasgow
"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.
Let's see how I get on with a return tomorrow..."
Review 6 for 12" Dovetail Jig
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Satisfactory -with reservation
21 May 2012
By Hydrochiliman
, Yorkshire
"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.
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0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 7 for 12" Dovetail Jig
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12" dovetail jig
19 Jun 2011
By drayton
, Wiltshire
"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."
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Review 8 for 12" Dovetail Jig
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barsey
12 Feb 2011
By barsey
, ulster.ni
"i bought one few years back and i used my own 12mm cutter. it seems to work fine for me.exp joiner"
Review 9 for 12" Dovetail Jig
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poor design
3 Mar 2014
By tropo
, Fife
"Clamping knobs detached and broke after first use , not happy."
Review 10 for 12" Dovetail Jig
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not recomended
13 Sep 2010
By trompie
, Epson
"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.
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Review 11 for 12" Dovetail Jig
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dovetail jig poor
4 Sep 2010
By doda
, brixham devon
"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
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful.