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Leigh D4R Pro Dovetail Jig Finger Joint Jig

- Norm Abram, New Yankee Workshop

D4R Pro Dovetail Jig

Still The World's Best Dovetail Jig
The four-time award winning D4R Pro is undoubtedly the most versatile dovetail jig on the market today. No other jig offers the incredible range of joinery options right out of the box and with additional joinery attachments. With the D4R Pro, professional joinery is within easy reach of the beginner and journeyman alike.
Joinery Options
Produce all types of variably spaced dovetails, plus five sizes of single pass dovetails and two sizes of precisely fitted box joints, all using the standard dovetail finger assembly. And for even more joinery options, add templates and attachments to your D4R Pro.

Single Pass Half-Blind Dovetails

With single pass dovetail routing it only takes one setup to rout both the pins and tails at the same time. This requires precise finger spacing and tail board offset. The horizontal travel of the router must also be limited for accurate tail socket depth. Two design features make this possible:

  • a dual function plastic spacer to space the fingers on the finger bar and position the tail board with the correct offset;
  • a "stop rod" inserted in the tail end of fingers to limit router travel.

The difference between "single pass" and "variably spaced" dovetails is the fixed pitch (center of one socket to the next) of 1-3/32".

Finger (Box) Joints

Box joint routing has similar requirements to single pass: correct finger spacing and tail (socket) board offset. A similar dual function spacer is used for routing 3/8" and 3/4" box joints on the standard dovetail fingers. Box joint fit can be problematic but the patented Leigh eBush template guidebush makes precise fit adjustments easy and fast.

The box joint spacer, single pass dovetail spacer, nylon stop rod and e7 guidebush are included with all D4R Pro jigs.

Jig Body and Sidestops
A rugged one-piece aluminum extrusion (CNC machined on top and front) is the base of the D4R Pro. Sidestops, against which all boards are placed, are machined right from the jig body ensuring precise joint alignment every time. The top sidestops are undercut for easy routing of rabbeted drawer fronts without the need to offset the matching tail board.

Speed Clamps and Clamp Bars
Boards are held securely against the machined non-slip textured clamping surface by tough, fast acting cam-action speed clamps and aluminum clamp bars.

Guide Finger Assembly and Scales
The heart of the D4R Pro is the infinitely adjustable guide finger assembly. The pins and tails of each joint can be arranged to give that elegant hand cut look, not possible with template jigs. You are always assured of a half pin at each edge of the joint regardless of board width. The finger assembly is easily adjusted using the precise easy-to-read scales at each end.

Router Bits and Template Guides
Leigh Dovetail Jigs are shipped with three superior strength 8mm shank router bits. Additional bits are available to suit any joint, large or small. See the Bit Selection Chart for complete router bit information. A router with a ½" or 8mm collet is required for use with the included 8mm shank bits. One ½" to 8mm collet reducer is included as standard equipment.

The D4R Pro works with any router you own, and requires just two sizes of template guides, 7/16 (included) and 5/8. Leigh has a comprehensive set of template guide adaptors for most major router brands. Please refer to the Template Guide Chart for information on your router.

How to Rout:
Through Dovetails
Half-Blind Dovetails
Sliding Dovetails
Single Pass Half-Blind Dovetails
Finger (Box) Joints

Features VIDEO
Through Dovetails VIDEO
Half-Blind Dovetails VIDEO
Sliding Dovetails VIDEO
Summary VIDEO
Single Pass Half-blind Dovetails VIDEO
Box Joints on the Dovetail Finger Assembly VIDEO
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  • Infinitely adjustable guide fingers
  • "Single Pass" half-blind dovetails
  • Variably spaced through dovetails up to 1-1/4"
  • Variably spaced half-blind dovetails up to 1-1/2"
  • 3/8'' and 3/4'' finger (box) joints
  • Sliding dovetails
  • Non-slip clamping surface
  • Cam-action speed clamps
  • Undercut sidestops
  • Easy-to-read scales

Standard Equipment
  • 1/2'' 8 dovetail bit
  • 1/2'' 14 dovetail bit
  • 5/16'' straight bit
  • 1/2'' to 8mm collet reducer
  • e7 Template Guide
  • Cam action speed clamps
  • Sliding dovetail fence
  • Square drive screwdriver
  • 5/64'' hex key
  • Fully illustrated User Guide
  • Instructional DVD
  • Half-blind bridge piece material
  • Leigh Wrench
  • Single pass spacer
  • Box joint spacer
  • Nylon stop rod

Get more from your D4R Pro or earlier model D-series jig with templates for additional joinery styles, the vacuum & router support (a must-have), router bits and boxed bit sets, guide bushings, adaptors, accessory kits, clamps and more!
Create strong and pleasing finger (box) joints with this template. Fits the D4R Pro and all 24" D-series Dovetail Jigs.
Six unique organic joint patterns! Fits the D4R Pro and all 24" D-series Dovetail jigs.
The strongest and most modern of all woodworking joints. Fits the D4R Pro and all 24" D-series Dovetail jigs.

Choose from a wide selection of top quality Leigh Brand router bits, sold separately or as bit sets for great savings.

A must-have! Attaches to the D4R Pro Dovetail Jig and all 24" D-series dovetail jigs. Accessory kit with bit set for greater savings.
Find the guidebush and/or adaptor you need to fit your router.

These bench or surface clamps are tough, versatile and super strong for all types of clamping.

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D4RPro 24" D4R Pro Dovetail Jig (Inch)
Includes 8mm shank bits. Shipping weight: 23 lbs.
$639.00 USD
D4RPro-M 24" D4R Pro Dovetail Jig (Metric)
Includes 8mm shank bits. Shipping weight: 23 lbs.
$639.00 USD
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Photo Galleries
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Finger / Box Joint Photo Gallery

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