Axcaliber Dovetail Jig
Axcaliber Dovetail Jig
£81.50 (£67.92 Ex. VAT)

Axcaliber Dovetail Jig

Code: 502514

  • Simple to set up and use
  • Heavy gauge steel pressings
  • Steel clamp bars and handles
  • 6mm thick aluminium guide template
  • Comprehensive instruction manual
  • Bearing guided dovetail cutter included
  • 275mm board width capacity
  • Takes material 15 to 35mm thick
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£81.50 (£67.92 Ex. VAT)

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Frequently Bought Together

  • Axcaliber Dovetail Jig
  • Axcaliber Cutter for Axcaliber Dovetail Jigs (13-19mm Material)
  • Axcaliber Through Dovetail Comb for Dovetail Jig
  • Axcaliber Fine Dovetail Set
Total: £198.96
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In Detail

Simple to set up and use, the Axcaliber Dovetail Jig is very robustly made from heavy gauge steel pressings. Fitted with cam action clamps, the workpieces are held quickly and securely while the smooth anodised finish on the 6mm thick machined finger template ensures that both parts of the joint are cut accurately and cleanly. Full instructions are supplied along with a quality 'Axcaliber' bearing guided dovetail cutter. The jig can be used with any router with a base diameter not exceeding 160mm that will take 1/4" shank cutters, (although lightweight models are most suitable). Fitted with the cutter supplied (for 13-19mm material), the jig can be used to cut both lap and rebated lap dovetails for basic drawer construction or fitted with an optional bearing guided straight cutter, it will also produce 1/2" strong, precise comb or finger joints for tool boxes and utility furniture. Using the optional fine finger comb, the jig can be used to produce 1/4" half blind dovetails for spice drawers and jewellery boxes. A through dovetail comb is also available to further increase the range of joints possible with this versatile jig. Material capacity 275mm width 15 - 32mm thickness.

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Specification

Dovetail Size 15mm
Material Thickness 15 to 32mm
Material Width 275mm
Model DTJ
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Reviews (15)

Customer Reviews

Overall rating 4.4 out of 5 based on 15 reviews

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GERARD

29 October 2016

Well made and easy to setup

This jig looks very similat to my previous Silverline model but is usable in contrast with the Silverline model.
The Axminster template is well finished and made from aluminium compared to the other one made from steel with a lot of burrs that make it unusable.
All is not perfect because the positionning of the template on the support is not really reproductible compared to UJK model.
It is also a pity that we needs to remove the eccentric bar to adjust the vertical stops.
Fortunately you can improve this jig by yourself and finally enjoy with it.
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Rick

4 September 2016

Excellent, once you get past initial setup

An accurate and consistent jig that's really easy to use, and quick to churn through timber with. There's a real faff the first time you set it up though with aligning the end stops, which have to be perfectly aligned to one another, and to the middle of one of the comb fingers. A simple setting jig in the box would have saved me an awful lot of time!
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Chris Ward

19 April 2016

Buy One

I bought this jig around two years ago now. It's a staple part of my workshop, where I use it regularly to make all of the drawers on my commissioned pieces. Over prolonged usage, I have found no problems with it at all. It aligns well, cuts well and supports the pieces well (I recommend clamping it to your bench). The bearing guided dovetail cutter helps to make for a quick and easy set up, no need for a dedicated guide bush. When you initially use this product, you may find that you have to adjust the depth of the bearing guided router cutter against the height of the comb. Set it either lower or higher to create tighter/looser joints. Once you've found the right setting to your satisfaction, just repeat and repeat. So far, I haven't needed to upgrade to a 'professional' jig, as this does the job I need it to, each and every time.
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Paul Chapman

8 April 2016

No knowledge needed

I called in at the Axminster branch on Tuesday 5/4/16 & spoke to Shaun about what I needed to get started on box joints to make simple bee hive boxes. He showed me how the Axcaliber worked which was a lot more simple and easy to take in than studying a manual. Shaun then walked me through the routers, selected a basic DIY one as an ideal starter and then found the correct cutter for box joints. Having tried it out for myself this morning (8/4) for the first time, it worked an absolute treat. All the little tips Shaun gave me made perfect sense & the first cut was perfect without damaging anything (once I mastered what speed to run it at).

Now all I need is a saw to cut timber with perfectly aligned cuts and I can get cracking on making boxes.

The only comment I can add is that the 1st pass box joints were so tight that only a dab of glue would even fit in the gaps. I cannot comment on the dove-tail joints as I do not intend to use it for that purpose. Excellent value, don't be put off by it's basic look - it does what it is designed to do & if I can use it, anyone can.

A BIG THANKS to Shaun for taking the time to show me how it all worked!
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Paul

8 July 2015

Does the job

I used the dovetailer today for first time. I found the manual a little confusing where it described how to mark the various drawer sides and how they should be located in the jig. If you find the same problem I suggest you download the Trend Dovetailer manual off the web. This gives a much clearer description on the way to do it. Setting up the router depth is quite critical and can be awkward if the plunger springs are powerful so, as suggested in the manual, I used a router depth gauge. Finally a combination square made sure the back stop was at the correct distance and parallel to the template. The end result was pretty good and at a fraction of the time that dovetailing the conventional way would have taken.

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