Woodcraft Dovetail Jig

Woodcraft Adds Dovetail Jig to Its WoodRiver Line

Woodcraft Dovetail Jig

PARKERSBURG, W. VA. (2019) Woodworkers who prefer to make dovetail joints by machine have a new option – Woodcraft has added the WoodRiver Deluxe Dovetail Jig to its line of router accessories.

“We wanted to create a dovetail jig that was easier to use and more ergonomic, with everything in a box so there are fewer decisions about what is needed to start creating beautiful dovetail joints,” Woodcraft senior product manager Peter Collins said. “The price is also very competitive in the market, which is part of the Woodcraft program to bring affordable, easy to use tools under the WoodRiver brand.”

According to Collins, the new WoodRiver Deluxe Dovetail Jig makes it a simple process to align the dovetail pins for center, align the tails to the pins, and then rout both sides of the half-blind dovetail joint at the same time for a precise match every time.

“Features that make the jig more ergonomically friendly,” Collins said, “include a lever adjustment for the template height, a tall routing height that reduces the need for stooping, and onboard storage for accessories. Also, knobs rather than permanent fasteners are used for switching templates, which makes it easier to move from one template to another.”

The jig accommodates material up to 12-1/2" wide and 1/2" to 1" thick and comes with router bits and a half-blind dovetail template guide. A through dovetail template guide is available separately. Both templates are CNC machined aluminum.


Tuesday, April 9, 2019