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LEIGH Dovetail Jigs

LEIGH Dovetail Jigs

What kind of joinery do you want to make?

This is the first question to ask when choosing a dovetail jig. Take a look below at the full range of dovetail jigs, joinery capabilities and optional joinery attachments from LEIGH.

"Necessity is the mother of invention" or as the LEIGH founder and CEO, Ken Grisley, fondly says, "Laziness is the mother of invention". In 1980, frustrated with hand cutting through dovetails, and with no reasonable alternatives, Ken set out to develop a method that would help him rout dovetail joints quickly, easily and accurately.

The result was the first ever, infinitely adjustable through dovetail router jig, the Leigh TD515. From humble beginnings in a small garage workshop in a northern BC logging town, Ken, and his wife Joan, founded Leigh Industries in 1981, to manufacture and market the new jig.

The joints

Through Dovetails

Through Dovetails

Revered for not only its strength, but also for its beauty

Half-blind Dovetails

Half-blind Dovetails

Half of the dovetail joint is visible, while the other half is hidden

Single Pass Half-blind Dovetails

Single Pass Half-blind Dovetails

Pins and tails can be routed in a single pass with both boards mounted in the jig at the same time

Sliding Dovetails

Sliding Dovetails

Decorative or invisible, sliding dovetails are used in many applications where traditional dovetail joinery is not possible

Box/Finger Joints

Box/Finger Joints

Very similar to a dovetail, with the difference being that the fingers in the box joint are rectangular

Inlaid Dovetails

Inlaid Dovetails

Add stunning detail to your projects with inlaid joints using contrasting timber

Angled Dovetails

Angled Dovetails

These are used where at least one of the boards is angled greater than 90°

End-on-End Dovetails

End-on-End Dovetails

Made in the same modes as half-blind joints, but both boards are routed vertically in the front clamp

Shelf Holes & Notches

Shelf Holes & Notches

Adding an elegant touch to your casework making notched and shelf pins 'invisible'

The jigs

D4R Pro 24

D4R Pro 24"

The Leigh D4R Pro Dovetail Jig is the best you can buy. Its rugged one piece jig body construction, split finger design and extensive wood thickness range, make it the most versatile of our dovetail jigs. Attach a vacuum and router support and optional joinery templates for more joint options. Accessory kits and bit sets also available.

  1. Through Dovetails - variably spaced with joints up to 1.1/4"
  2. Half-Blind Dovetails - variably spaced with joints up to 1.1/2"
  3. Single Pass Half-Blind Dovetails
  4. Sliding Dovetails
  5. Box/Finger Joints - 3/8" or 3/4"
  6. Inlaid Dovetails - Through or half-blind
  7. Angled Dovetails - simple - acute/obtuse/compound
  8. End-on-End Dovetails
  9. Shelf Holes & notches
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Super Jigs 12" 18" 24"

Super Jigs 12" 18" 24"

Leigh Super Jigs share many of the D4R Pro features. Super Jig construction is based on a time proven design using less costly manufacturing processes, resulting in a full featured jig at a much lower price. Attach a vacuum and router support and optional joinery templates for more joint options. Accessory kits and bit sets also available.

  1. Through Dovetails - variably spaced with joints up to 13/16"
  2. Half-Blind Dovetails - variably spaced with joints up to 1"
  3. Single Pass Half-Blind Dovetails
  4. Sliding Dovetails
  5. Box/Finger Joints - 5/16" or 5/8"
  6. Inlaid Dovetails - Through
  7. Angled Dovetails - Simple
  8. End-on-End Dovetails
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RTJ400 16

RTJ400 16"

The Leigh RTJ400 Router Table Dovetail Jig lets you rout two pitches of through dovetails, half-blind dovetails with three different depths and four sizes of box joints, all on boards up to 16” in width. Works on most router tables. A great jig with amazing versatility at a very reasonable price. No jig adjustments required.

  1. Through Dovetails - two fixed widths with joints up to 13/16"
  2. Single Pass Half-Blind Dovetails - rout both boards at the same time
  3. Box/FInger Joints - 3/32" or 3/16" or 3/8" or 3/4"
  4. Angled Dovetails - Simple
  5. End-on-End Dovetails
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R9 Plus Joinery System

R9 Plus Joinery System

The Leigh R9 Router Table and Bench Dovetail Jig allows you to rout three sizes each of through dovetails and box joints on boards of ANY width. Mount on your workbench or on your router table. A great entry level jig with amazing versatility at a very affordable price.

  1. Through Dovetails - two fixed widths with joints up to 13/16"
  2. Box/FInger Joints - 3/16" or 3/8" or 3/4"
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