For a safer, cleaner workshop dust free Leigh Jig routing is here!
The revolutionary Leigh VRS Vacuum and Router Support provides almost 100% dust and chip collection, as well as router support over the full width of your jig. A must for all Leigh Dovetail Jig owners, the VRS is available for all Super Jigs, D1600, D4R and all 24" D-series Jigs.
The router is positioned between two control arms attached to the vacuum chute below. The arms are adjustable to suit any size of router base. The vacuum chute glides effortlessly from side to side on nylon rollers and automatically follows the router when routing the joint or when the router is parked off to the other side of the jig. The chute is always in the perfect position to catch the chips being thrown out by the high-speed rotation of the router bit. Chips and sawdust are drawn into the vacuum chute and down through the vacuum hose. Each VRS comes complete with two adaptors to fit all popular vacuum hoses from 1" to 2.1/2" in diameter. The VRS can be used with a small shop vacuum or large built in system.
8 August 2016
BrilliantCompletely agree with the other reviewer. I used this on my D3 jig in a pretty confined space and was machining for most of the afternoon. The only dust on the floor when I had finished was from the one time I started routing and then realised my vacuum pipe had fallen off! Like the other guy said, you could almost do it in your best suit. Well impressed!
9 April 2011
Brilliant Piece of KitI have just bought this Vacuum Support and have now used it with my D4 Jig for the first time. As usual, I got dressed up for dovetailing (coveralls, mask, eye protection and hat) only to find that I could have done all of my dovetails wearing my best suit! This vaccum attachment is one of the best bits of kit that I have bought. I suspect that having a really good vacuum machine is important - I use the Numatic NVD 750 which is also brilliant. If you are buying or already own a Leigh jig then this attachment is an essential extra - worth every penny.