Keller Through-Dovetail Jig

WOOD magazine rating
Brand:
Keller Dovetail System
Model:
1500
Price:
$160

Description

The Keller Dovetail System 135-1500 Journeyman Dovetail Jig is an economical choice for the beginner or hobbyist doing small to midsize projects. The back-to-back model handles wood 1/8 to 3/4" thick of any width with a single template precision-milled from phenolic plate. It can cut classic, variable-spaced, acute, obtuse, compound-angled, and curved dovetails, as well as box and knuckle joints. Your jig purchase includes a phenolic guide, standard dovetail bit with bearing, straight bit with bearing, and fully illustrated instructions.

WOOD magazine review

The quickest, easiest through dovetails

Review Summary

Cutting through dovetails doesn't get much simpler than with this 15" jig. There's very little setup, and only slight adjustments the first time you use it. You also can cut dovetails for angled joints with this jig. Buy the optional small-bit set ($69) to create scaled-down through dovetails, or the box-joint bit ($34) for traditional box joints—both with the same Journeyman template as you have it set up.
The only downside to this jig is that it won't cut half-blind dovetails.

Detailed Ratings

5.0
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

5

Value

5

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