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Offline HowardH

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Just picked up a Leigh super jig!
« on: January 09, 2009, 04:47 PM »
I have a Jointech system that I like for certain things but it always seemed a bit cumbersome for doing dovetails.  I had a couple of bucks lying around so I picked up the Leigh super jig.  This thing is great!  Much easier to use, not nearly as many steps and after I pulled my head out of the dark nether regions, it made some great HB dovetails.  Going to build a small decorative box this weekend out of Ash and purple heart for keys and change on my dresser.  I'll post some pics when it's completed.  I also got the accessory kit that included the dust port and extended support.  I use the OF1400 and the ring that came with the router is what you need so for a change I didn't have to buy something to make it work.  Connected to the CT22, I had almost zero dust after routing the test joints.  It's really a superb system that I will enjoy. 
Howard H
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Offline Dovetail65

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Re: Just picked up a Leigh super jig!
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2009, 06:02 PM »
You are right, the jointech and Incra are a hassle for regular old drawer dovetails, nothing better if you want to get fancy though.

I had the akeda for dust collection and speed and used it more than I ever use the Incra set up for regular dovetails. Fantastic dust collection.
The one who says it can't be done should avoid interrupting the person doing it.