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#1 posted 05-03-2018 08:33 PM

Start with through dovetails as you get acquainted with your new jig. They’re pretty simple on the Leigh Jigs.

The best advise I can give you for Leigh Dovetail jigs… SKIP THE eBushing!
You don’t need it for dovetails! Template position fore/aft controls through dovetail fit. Bit depth controls HB dovetail fit. I use 7/16” precision ground brass guide bushings from Whiteside. That way if you rotate the router inadvertently, it won’t spoil the cut. If there is an operation that requires the eBush, such as cutting box joints on a Leigh jig, then sure it works okay. But in situations when I don’t have to use the elliptical guide bushings, I skip it. One less chance for error.
Good luck with it!

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