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Offline bigarm

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2nd attempt with Rockler dovetail jig
« on: January 12, 2016, 10:00 PM »
I had time to try the dovetail jig again today and I have to say I am getting somewhat frustrated.  I seem to be unable to get the through dovetails deep enough.  I am using my Festool 1400 and the jig.  If I set the bit out too far it won't cut the wood and if I set it so it will cut the wood the resulting cut is not deep enough for the pins to match up.  Any ideas on what the heck I am doing wrong.  Also, the first dovetails which were too short were cut nicely, but later attempts are not as nice and look kind of jagged.  If you have any ideas, I would love to hear them.
Also, I would like to ask a couple of other questions.  Are the Leigh jigs worth the added expense?  And what is the difference between the DR4 and the Super series.  Is the DR4 worth the extra hundred dollars?  If I upgrade, I want to do it right.

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Offline rst

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Re: 2nd attempt with Rockler dovetail jig
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2016, 10:43 AM »
I have the DR4 and the FMT and they are fantasticly accurate once set up properly and will do any kind of joint you need.  If you buy the DR4, get the dust collection shelf.  I helps stabilize the router and makes dust collection great even with the PCs I was using before I bought the 1400.

Offline squawkin

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Re: 2nd attempt with Rockler dovetail jig
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2016, 11:22 AM »
Look at the Rtj400. Its also a great option.