Table Saw Dovetail Jig
Cut through dovetails on the table saw? You bet. It’s quick, easy, and accurate.
A table saw isn’t the first tool you think of when it comes to cutting through dovetails. Okay, maybe it’s not a tool you think of using at all. So it might surprise you to learn that you can use your table saw to make perfect-fitting through dovetails. All you need is a simple shop-built jig and a saw blade ground to leave perfectly angled corners. Best of all, this technique results in through dovetails with that distinct, “hand-cut” look. The jig is similar to a crosscut sled but the fence is adjustable to allow for cutting both the pins and tails. Besides the jig, you’ll also need a special saw blade for your table saw.
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- Metric (unavailable)
What You Get:
- 9 printable (digital) pages of step-by-step instructions
- 40 full-color photos, illustrations and exploded views
- Complete step-by-step instructions for using the jig
- Retail sources for hardware and supplies
Note: After your purchase, you will receive an email containing a PDF attachment of your purchased plan, as well as instructions for logging in to download the plan and access any other associated files and videos, which will all be located on this page.
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The United States Customary System of Units (USCS or USC), more commonly referred to as the English or Imperial system, is the standard set of units for our plans. It uses inches and feet for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are in the United States, and it is the one we have traditionally offered on this website.
The International System of Units (SI), more commonly referred to as the metric system, is the alternative set of units that we have available for some of our plans. It uses millimeters, centimeters, and meters for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are outside the United States. These plans are provided by our business partner, Australian Woodsmith, and are based on the original Woodsmith plan. However, dimensions and other elements of the plan may vary between the metric and standard versions. Be sure to double-check the plan before building.