Leigh D1600 Dovetail Jig

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Leigh Industries


The Leigh D1600 incorporates many of its big brother's capabilities all in a package smaller than the D4R but long on performance. Through, Half-blind, Sliding, Angled, Rabbetted and End on End joints are all easily routed on the D1600.

The heart of the D1600 is a one piece aluminium extrusion, precision CNC machined on both clamping surfaces. Machined side stops ensure perfect joint alignment every time and the workpiece is held firmly in place against the textured clamping surface with the Cam Action Speed Clamps.

Like the D4R, the D1600 fingers are infinitely adjustable. Great looking joints with perfect half pins at each end are easily routed on any board width. Precise scales make adjustments easy, accurate and repeatable. Icons on the scales indicate the active jig mode.

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Variable spacing, easy-to-follow instructions

Review Summary

(Discontinued by the manufacturer; Leigh's Super 18 jig is the closest equivalent available.) Although it looks complicated, this jig proved easy to understand and use, thanks to the best manual in the category and the included DVD. Assembly took 27 minutes, with just another 9 minutes needed to turn out a tight joint. Variable-spacing between the guide fingers let you custom-fit joints to match your workpieces, rather than the other way around.
An included reducer allows you to use the 8mm-shank bits in a 1/2" collet. Also available as options are finger-joint templates and Leigh's Isoloc templates for hearts, bears, keys, waves and other unique designs.

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