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UJK Technology Dovetail Jig
UJK Technology Dovetail Jig
£149.00 (£124.17 Ex. VAT)

UJK Technology Dovetail Jig

Code: 506300

  • Half blind, through dovetails and finger joints
  • 300mm capacity, 6-28mm thickness of material
  • Heavy gauge steel pressings
  • Stabiliser bar for more accurate machining
  • A pair 8mm or 1/2" shank cutters (7° dovetail/straight) required
  • Finger joint 10mm width, maximum thickness 28mm
  • American style threaded guide bush included
  • Guide bush adaptor to suit your router required
  • 2 x 6mm thick aluminium guide templates
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£149.00 (£124.17 Ex. VAT)

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Frequently Bought Together

  • UJK Technology Dovetail Jig
  • Axcaliber Jig Dovetail Cutter Set 1/2" Shank
Total: £170.46
Description

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The UJK Technology Dovetail Jig can be used to cut half blind dovetails for drawer construction, as well as precise comb or finger joints (up to 28mm thick material) which could be used, for example, in utility furniture. It will also cut through dovetails, (in material up to 19mm) which would be ideally suited for a project like a toolbox.

This tool is robustly made from heavy gauge, 3.5mm steel pressings and is very simple to set up and use. 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. The jig can be used with any router that will take 1/2" or 8mm shank cutters. It also has a pre-set router depth adjustment knob as well as a unique stabiliser bar located in front of the comb, which provides a much greater surface area on which to bear the router base. A matched pair of Axcaliber cutters (7° dovetail/straight) and an additional Leigh guide bush adaptor to suit the router should also be purchased. Finger joint 10mm width, length maximum 25mm

The UJK Dovetail Jig also incorporates a 62mm dust extraction port to aid safe and efficient operation. Supplied with 2 x 6mm thick aluminium combs, American style threaded guide bush as well as full instructions. Material capacity: 300mm width, 6–28mm dovetail thickness.

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Specification

Material Thickness 6-28mm
Material Width 300mm
Reviews (2)

Customer Reviews

Overall rating 3 out of 5 based on 2 reviews

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Nigel Greening

29 September 2015

what a shame...

This is a beautifully made and designed jig with an excellent manual. It would be a 5 star product of it weren't for 2 fatal flaws. Firstly, though the manual and the website both say it cuts through dovetails in material up to 28mm thick, the matched set of cutters Axminster supply with it are really only designed for blind dovetails and can't cut a through dovetail deeper than 19mm. Axminster told me it was impossible to cut a through dovetail deeper than that on the jig, which is nonsense: you just need a longer tail cutter. Rutlands sell one 24mm long that works a treat. Axminster, whose product this is, incredibly don't. Secondly, though this is made for the UK it uses imperial templates so it is supplied with 2 American Leigh router guides. You have to buy an adapter for European routers, they don't do one for my Bosch, but they do for my Festool. The adapter is very inaccurate, cut with imperial holes to fit metric screws (which stand proud of the base plate: Leigh apparently don't know about countersinking). You also have to change guides every time to go from tails to pins, so two small steel screws going into an aluminium router base won't last long.

So a great product is ruined by shoddy supply of cutters and router guides. A terrible waste of a lot of work and money. And inexplicable why Axminster don't even stock a cutter that matches it!
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Mark de Roussier

6 April 2015

Good results, but some flaws

I'm not a routing expert, but I want to be able to produce comb and dovetail joints quickly and reliably, so I figured learning to use a jig like this was the way to go. It also advertised the ability to deal with wide range of board thicknesses, which was important to me.
The packaging is colourful and effective, but otherwise unremarkable. I suspect few will use it for actually storing their jig.

The jig itself appears to be a version of one of the 'standard' cam-clamping jigs offered under a variety of trade names, including Axminster. These usually ship only with a template for half-blind joints. Both the half blind and comb/through templates are included with the UJK device. The jig is a solid bit of kit, made from reasonably thick steel ( 3mm ), and hence feels robust out of the box.
The main enhancements are not to the basic form, clamping, or alignment functions, but the provision of aluminium brackets that, in addition to attaching the template, also allow the attachment of a router support bar and dust extraction nozzle.

A design issue was apparent immediately. The router support bar rests on the two brackets, but must be secured by a clamping arrangement using the T slot in the extrusion. If it is not clamped, it will tip up if a router is rested on it. Not nice. This clamping arrangement relies on two small plastic parts, secured into the T slot with allen bolts. Unfortunately, the design of these plastic parts is cunning but weak - one was broken out of the box, and on inspection the other showed stress fractures. I'm sure Axminster would have replaced the entire jig quickly and without complaint, but I would still have been stuck with what I regard as a bad design, so I just tapped two M4 holes in the brackets and bolted the support bar down. Why this quick and simple solution was not employed to start with I can't imagine. Lost a point on quality here.

The next issue was fitting the supplied guide bushes to my router. That appears to be a standard right of passage for router/jig users, and not really Axminster's problem, so I'll gloss over this phase. I made my own router base, and used the supplied bushes.

Having rendered the router/jig combination useable, it works much as described in the quite detailed instructions. I'm a jig newbie, and needed to waste several bits of wood experimenting with setup, but the results are acceptable. Dust extraction with the supplied nozzle is not great, but I didn't expect it to be - it's a better deal than trying to use my router with it's dust extraction device attached. It would be nice, for the purpose of through dovetails, if there was a mechanism for securing ( and re-securing ) the template that did not involve the use of 4 allen bolts. In addition to the time required, steel bolts into soft aluminium tapped holes is a recipe for wear and tear. But so far, so good.

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