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wightprojects

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Does anyone have any experience of the Axminster Axcaliber dovetail jig and would they recommend it? http://www.axminster.co.uk/axcaliber-do ... 455a989a66 I'm looking for something to make some drawers for a one off kitchen that I'm building. I've also looked at the Trend CDJ300, so I'm wondering how it compares with that? There seem to be quite a few similar looking ones - like the Axcaliber - on the market and some of them don't get very good reviews, like the one on the Screwfix site.

I've considered making a dovetail jig for the table saw but can see some potential problems with accuracy and consistency if I go down this route, let alone the extra time involved in getting a result.
 

marcros

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you might do better buying a secondhand popular jig at the right money and moving it on afterwards.
 

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Get your google skills up to speed and search for :-

making dovetails on a bandsaw.

You can easily make tight, accurate and very well fitting dovetails using a bandsaw. There are several videos on YouTube showing how.

Its also fast, they can be ganged up for multiples and you can do pins as well as tails.

Al
 

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hi wightprojects

beech 1948 wrote

Get your google skills up to speed and search for :-

making dovetails on a bandsaw.
thats ok i suppose but better still get steve maskerys workshop essential dvds :wink:
i guarantee you will find absolutely superb and an enormous help (hammer)

cheers paul-c
 
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