As well as reading our detailed product reviews, you should take a look at our Dovetail Jig Articles and Guides. There’s also a great video at Why Do You Need A Dovetail Jig Anyway? to remind you of how it was done in the good old days and where you can watch an expert at work.
An important point to bear in mind at all times is that with all tools, you get what you pay for. If you are inexperienced, don’t waste your time investigating the purchase of off-brand tools and accessories; you probably don’t know enough to ask the right questions and any discussion group answers you get about them will most likely add to your confusion.
We concentrate on reviewing the bestselling dovetail jigs which are all top quality, respected brands. Remember, they got that way for a reason; that’s not to say that there aren’t other good tools out there but there are worse things that can happen to you than spending $50 or $100 too much for a tool. And once you’ve forgotten the initial cost of the tool, no-one ever wished they’d bought a cheaper model instead. If you are serious about your woodworking, it is false economy to buy a cheap tool that doesn’t last or that you’re not satisfied with, and then have to buy the one you really wanted in the first place.