Axcaliber Dovetail Jig
Axcaliber Dovetail Jig
£89.95 (£74.96 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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£89.95 (£74.96 Ex. VAT)

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Frequently Bought Together

  • Axcaliber Dovetail Jig
  • Axcaliber Cutter for Axcaliber Dovetail Jigs (13-19mm Material)
  • Axcaliber Fine Dovetail Set
  • Titebond ll Premium Wood Glue - 473ml (16floz)
Total: £155.86

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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This product is on page 145 of the Axminster Tools & Machinery 2018/19 Catalogue.


Dovetail Size 15 mm
Material Thickness 15 mm to 32 mm
Material Width 275 mm
Model DTJ
Rating Trade
Reviews (18)

Customer Reviews

Overall rating 4.2 out of 5 based on 18 reviews

Newest Customer Reviews


John Atkins

28 September 2018

Awkward to set up

I found the setting up of the guides and the comb so as to get a precise fit of the dovetails very awkward. It took me half a dozen test pieces before I got a satisfactory finish and alignment of the two pieces of timber. Also, there is no metric comb available, which is a pain. Once set up, the results are OK, but be prepared for a frustrating set up process for each thickness of timber.

Andrew Parker

31 August 2018

Generally good quality, let down by stock clamping screws - redesign required!

This jig is generally well engineered and good quality. Unfortunately, it is let down by the idiotic design of the stock clamp screws. Instead of bonding a hand tightenable knob to a proper bolt, a nameless someone decided that a plain part threaded shaft with a gnurled top end and a slightly undersized push fitted knob would be a good idea. - It isn't! Bear in mind that these under-secured knobs are taking ALL the pressure required to ensure that your expensive timber doesn't move whilst you're making what needs to be a very precise joint, they're not fit for purpose as the knobs seperate from the shaft.
After a fair amount of toing and froing, customer support were, unfortunately, unable to provide either spares or a satisfactory solution. However, a quick trip to a hardware store and the purchase of 4x3/8th unc bolts and bingo, it works perfectly! - Although, of course, the bolts aren't hand tightenable.
Over to you, Axminster, to redesign these , and then I'll happily give it 5 stars across the board!

Jan Nordahl-jensen

18 March 2017

Only support 1/4" routers!

Have a chat with Axminster yesterday.
Axcaliber don`t support 8mm routers. So if gonna use this Dovetail Jig outside the UK,
you have to get a 1/4" collet that mach your router....
The 8mm cutters on this site have no ball bearings, and can not be used with this Jig.


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.


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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