Ryobi dovetail jig - Cutter size?

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Ryobi dovetail jig - Cutter size?

Postby Irma Peterson » Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:20 pm

Hi,

I have just been given a Ryobi dovetail jig DT330, but no instructions, bush or cutter for it. I have bought a Trend GB12 bush that fits my Elu Mof96, but cannot identify what cutter would be suitable.

The spacing of the fingers (pitch) of the template is 25mm as far as I can tell (not 1").

I believe this jig was also marketed by Towa.

Does anyone have this jig and can point me at a suitable cutter (¼" shank)?

And does anyone have the instructions they can let me have a scan of?

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Ryobi dovetail jig - Cutter size?

Postby Doug » Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:55 pm

If it’s the one I’m thinking of it was a generic jig found under a few brand names, take a look at this link & see if the image is the same as yours.
http://www.ptreeusa.com/PDF/dovetail%20 ... ctions.pdf

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Re: Ryobi dovetail jig - Cutter size?

Postby Irma Peterson » Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:06 pm

Hi Doug, thanks for the reply.

It's sort of similar, but there are a few subtle differences, the most important (I think) is that it is imperial, whereas my measurement of the fingers on this one suggests it's metric (I measured over a number of fingers, and it seems to stick to 25mm spacing). Whether that matters or not is another question.

However, the manual for the Woodstock specifies a ¼" shank, ½" width and 14° angle cutter. I have a Nutool router set (yes I know it's probably crap) that has a bit like this (although I'm not 100% sure of the angle), but it appears too small, I can't set it to make a pin/tail that works (pins come out too large).

Currently I'm leaning toward a Trend cutter that is recommended for the Titan jig, but still open to advice/suggestions.

I'm see if I can post a picture shortly...

Thanks again,

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Re: Ryobi dovetail jig - Cutter size?

Postby Doug » Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:16 am

My own Bosch jig takes a 14mm wide cutter, that said the height of the cutter makes a big difference in the fit of the joint, might be worth experimenting with a few different height settings if you haven’t already.

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Re: Ryobi dovetail jig - Cutter size?

Postby Irma Peterson » Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:52 pm

Hi Doug,

I've bitten the bullet and ordered a Trend cutter that is 15.9mm wide, I'll let you know how I get on...


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