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Trend DC400 Dovetail Centre

Trend DC400 Dovetail Jig; Max Width 40cm

Multifunctional, variable layout dovetail jig that is completely free of adjustment.

You can change through dovetails to lapped dovetails, adjust the pin and tail guide finger positions, change work-piece thickness all without adjustment.

The two guide rails provide full support for your router base, so you do not have to balance your router on the edge of guide fingers as per conventional jigs and the carbon fibre finger guides click directly into the rear guide rail, engaging in an index strip at increments of 2.5 mm. This guarantees true repeatability and means you can restore or reposition guide fingers with absolute accuracy.

Three types of pin guide, angled pin guides for cutting through dovetail pins are available in five different angles from 7 up to 20 degrees, Common fork-shaped tail guides for cutting through and lapped tails and the straight sided pin guides for cutting lapped pins.

Fully enclosed body with a removeable window ensures routed waste is directed away from the operator and provides good visibility

Clamping channels with two independent parallel clamping bars require only a single hand to operate, enabling the free hand to position the work-piece.

The clamping bars and integral side fences are positioned close to the machining area, to ensure total security.

You can see it demonstrated here

The Trend DC400 Dovetail Jig is actually the metric version of the highly acclaimed Akeda DC16 dovetail jig. You can find out lots of information about the Akeda and watch tutorials here

Also the system is demonstrated in a video by ToolKing

And a review by FineWoodworking

 

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9° dovetail joint