Thanks for this review. Just to give another perspective of the jig in case it helps others. I've had the jig for a few months, and can say within the last 3 weeks I've been using it heavily. I've spent the majority of my time on 1/2 blind dovetails.
Let me say up front the support from Leigh is great as well as the documentation. I've never had a leigh jig before but from all the reviews, this holds true for this product as well.
The jig as a whole a light weight and somewhat easy to maneuver once you get the hang of it. The quality of the jig itself, aside from the actual base, is disappointing. The construction of the handle is one of my biggest complaints. The tabs on the end WILL break. Even if you're careful. This tool is meant to be used in a wood shop, not a china closet. I've broken the tabs now twice. First time, yes it was my fault, and I snapped it by swapping the handle by pulling from the left side first. The second time however, I accidentally knocked into the unit, and it fell about 3 mins, and the same part, ended up snapping. Yes it probably was my fault, but the design is really poor.
Secondly, I'm using the kreg router table. I had mounted my triton long before I got the jig, and to my satisfaction it was aligned just fine.. With the collar that comes with the jig, if you're not 100% spot on with where your router is positioned, you're gonna be in for a big surprise.. I had to re-order the plate and re-drill.
Lastly I've had a hard time getting repeatable cuts. To be clear I've not just used this for a few hours and declared failure. I've literally spent 60+ hours over the past few weeks on just on 1/2 blinds and still its crap shoot. Its too easy slightly lift up and throw the whole fit off. I've made some decent fits but its just to finicky.
So in the end I have to say, unlike their other products, this unit will not have a home in my shop. This router tries to offer too much, and skimps on design in the most fragile of places. So for now I have a 400+ dollar investment collecting dust.