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Leigh D4R Pro Dovetail Jig with Metric Scales

Product Code: LGH-D4R

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  • Create variably spaced through dovetails easily, quickly and with repeatable results.
  • Variably spaced half blind dovetails are not limited by the jig spacing like other half blind jigs.
  • Make drawers with half blind dovetails like they were a century ago! A sign of quality.
  • Make finger joints from 3/8" or 3/4" wide.
  • Make sliding dovetails such as for shelves in a bookcase.
  • Instructional Videos: https://www.leightools.com/instructional-videos-and-user-guides/
  • Inlaid dovetails add a unique look to your work. This requires an optional dovetail bit.
  • Isoloc joints are a variation of half blind dovetails, these are impossible to cut by hand. This requires an optional template.
  • The Multiple Mortice and Tenon jig does mortices and tenons in projects like bookcase shelves, along with variable spaced knuckle joints, or oversized finger joints. This requires an optional template.

Dovetails have been a staple in woodwork for centuries, often seen as a sign of quality work. It can take years of practice and skill to do dovetails quickly and accurately by hand. The versatile Leigh D4R Pro Dovetail Jig allows all woodworkers to create a range of fine joints in your work, in a time efficient manner.

Many jigs on the market will do dovetails quickly and easily, but the Leigh jigs are in a league of their own when it comes to adjustability. The jig uses adjustable fingers rather than a fixed comb, which allows for customised settings for a truly hand-made look, appropriate to the job at hand.

The Leigh D4R has an impressive list of joints it can do. The standard bits that come with the jig allow for through dovetails, sliding dovetails, single pass half blind dovetails, variably spaced half blind dovetails, end on end joints and finger joints in material 12mm to 20mm. Variably spaced blind dovetails, like through dovetails allow the fingers to be positioned to suit the width of the timber, where half blind dovetails are limited by the width of the timber.

With optional accessories, even more intricate and advanced joints can be done. With the use of smaller or larger bits, materials from 3mm to 31mm can be routed. No other jig gives this amount of versatility! 

An adaptor is required for the base of the router to hold the Leigh eBush. This jig is supplied with the unique Leigh eBush. If unsure on guide bush adaptor selection, please contact our customer service team or your nearest store.

What router is recommend?

Leigh recommend a 1/2" shank capable router, of at least 1000W for their dovetail jigs and the templates that go with them. 

A router with a low centre of gravity is also good, as this makes preventing tilting the router during use a lot easier. A router that is a little taller still works well and the addition of a VRS (optional extra) gives that extra stability. 

A plunge base router is needed for the Leigh FMT jigs due to the way the jig operates, but either a plunge or fixed base router can be used for the dovetail jigs. 

If purchasing a new router, consider ergonomics, switch location, a good plunge mechanism and easy, accurate adjustment of bit height.

Full instructional videos can be found at:

https://www.leightools.com/instructional-videos-and-user-guides/

D4R Pro Jig includes:

  • Jig Base, Support Brackets and Knobs
  • Jig Mounting Hardware, Inc. Leigh Wrench/Gauge
  • Guide Finger Assembly, Square Drive Screwdriver
  • Scale assemblies, 5/64" Hex Key
  • Cam-Action Speed Clamps and clamping bars
  • Template Guide Bushing (e7-Bush), inc. pin wrench
  • Router Bits: 1/2" diameter, 8° and 14° Dovetail, 5/16" Straight
  • Collet Reducer for router, 1/2" to 8mm
  • Bridge Piece Material (for Half-Blind Dovetails)
  • Nylon Stop Rod (for Single Pass Half-Blind Dovetails)
  • Sliding Dovetail Fence (for Sliding Dovetails)
  • Spacer (for Box joints / Finger joints)
  • Spacer (for Single Pass Dovetails)
  • Fully Illustrated User Guide (English only)
  • Warranty/Registration Card
Brand Leigh
Minimum Stock Thickness 12mm standard, with additional bits, down to 3mm
Maximum Stock Thickness 20mm standard, with additional bits, up to 31mm
Width Up to 610mm
Workshop Footprint (WxDxH) 840mm x 280mm x 230mm
Shipping Weight 12Kg
Nett Weight 10.5Kg

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