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Akeda Dovetail Jig



Akeda is a Vancouver company that makes a tool that blew me away with its ease of use, simplicity of design, and innovation. Akeda makes the model DC-16 Dovetail Jig that has so many neat features that you just have to see for yourself.

Half-blind, through dovetails, box joints, rabbeted drawer fronts, variably spaced, the Akeda does it all. The jig will handle stock up to 16” wide – wide enough for the majority of work.

The Akeda is different from other dovetail jigs. It is a heavy and stable tool and its top surface prevents any chance of the router tipping and destroying the guide pins. In addition, your work is clearly visible even with the dust port in position.

The dust port, by the way, takes better than 90% of the dust right into your shop vacuum. Akeda supplies two carbide-tipped dovetail bits and, if you get the optional accessory kit, eight more bits are included along with the dust port.

If you want more innovation, Akeda has it. A single knob clamps the boards accurately and securely. Just turn on the router. Another ***** star rating, this time for Akeda.


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GRAHAM McCULLOCH is a woodworker and writer living in Halifax, NS
Graham McCulloch
(902) 479-0221
www.shortcuts.ns.ca