This is a replacement cutter for the Axcaliber, Axminster and Perform dovetail jigs and best suited for a material thickness of approx 13-19mm. Produced using advanced technology on up-to-the-minute multi axis CNC machinery. Shanks made from SAE4140 steel hardened to Rockwell 45RC, renowned for its hardness and strength, and the tips are made from diamond ground micrograin tungsten carbide.
4 October 2014
Grub Screw and Collet ProblemsPurchased the 12" Dovetail jig a few weeks ago that came with all the accessories which included the Cutter for Axcaliber Dovetail Jigs I've had the same problem as the other two customers who have purchased this cutter. The other problem I've had is that it has damaged the comb on the jig. I think Axminster should include in their instructions for this item that care should be taken when using this cutter regarding the grub screw coming loose.
11 May 2012
SOLVEDWHAT I HAVE DONE IS TO USE LOCK TIGHT ON THE GRUB SCREW, WORKS A TREAT.
4 December 2010
Axcaliber Dovetail cutterThis cutter performs well enough, it is very sharp and the joints are very clean and they go together very accurately, however the grub screw that holds the collet in place always comes undone and disappears despite constantly re-tightening. This has happened to the last 3 I have used with damaging results to my work and obviously costly each time. When this happens the ball-raced bearing is not held in place anymore and it travels up the shaft and off the dovetail comb. I have just ordered another 2 but cannot stop this problem. My best resolution has been to use 2 collets above the ball raced bearing which when tightened in my router take up the extra travel in the shaft of the cutter and prevent it from rising upwards and away from the comb in the dovetail jig.