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Leigh D4R-PRO With Accessory Kit

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$819.00
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4.5

(18 reviews)

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Product Information:

LEIGH D4 Accessory Kit includes VRSD24 Vacuum & Router Support and #2411-8 bit set. Leigh's ingenious VRS provides router support and dust-free routing. 12-Piece bit set features 1/2" and 8mm shank bits. Includes: 1/4" x 8° dovetail; 5/16" x 8° dovetail; 7/16" x 8° dovetail; 11/16" x 8° dovetail; 13/16" x 8° dovetail; 7/16" x 1-1/4" CL straight; 1/2 x 1-1/4" CL straight; 1/2" x 10° dovetail; 1/2" x 12° dovetail; 1/2" x 18° dovetail; 1/2" to 8mm collet reducer.

The new D4R-24 jig features a one piece aluminum extrusion base with machined-in non-marring textured clamping surfaces and machined-in side stops on the top and front of the jig body. The top-side stops have a 3/8" recess for rabbeted boards. The D4R easily produces handmade looking dovetail pins and tails. Perfect fitting joints for tiny boxes or large case pieces can be produced in a variety of patterns by simply changing the adjustable guide fingers. Wooden pieces are clamped into the jig quickly and easily with the cam action clamps which can be adjusted for different stock thickness or used to repeat the same clamp tension instantly. Through or half-blind dovetails can be easily set up by simply flipping the finger assembly over. Jigs are meticulously engineered and constructed. Accepts boards up to 24" wide. Maximum pin thickness 1-1/4". Includes three carbide router bits, a 1/2" D x 8 degree x 8mm dovetail bit and a 5/16" x 1" x 8mm straight bit for through dovetails, and a 1/2" D x 14 degree x 8mm dovetail bit for half-blind dovetails. Also included is a 1/2" to 8mm collet reducer, a 7/16" template guidebushing, a comprehensive instruction manual and instructional DVD.

  • One piece aluminum extrusion base
  • Easily produces handmade looking dovetail pins and tails
  • Accepts boards up to 24" wide
  • Maximum pin thickness 1-1/4"
  • Includes D4R accessory kit
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    4.6

    (based on 18 reviews)

    94%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (11)
    • Good safety features (6)
    • Easy to store (5)
    • Well made (3)
    • Good grip (3)

    Cons

    • Price (2)

    Best Uses

    • In the workshop (16)
    • Home repair (2)
    • Gifts (2)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid do-it-yourselfer (14), Casual do-it-yourselfer (3)

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    2.0

    Still Struggling to Figure This Out

    By  Learning

    from Houston, Tx

    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • In The Workshop

    Comments about Leigh D4R-PRO With Accessory Kit :

    Admittedly I am a fair newbie. That said, I have yet to cut a successful through dovetail with this jig but have managed to mutilate a lot of wood while trying. A complicated mess using my Festool 1400 router and the Leigh guide bushing. Trying to sort out tail from pin orientation and position for router to follow, piece thickness and the 2 clamps that are quite sensitive to workpiece size. Cannot see the workpiece at all with VRS in place. I guess I expected a simpler device for the money. That said, I'm going to check out the Sommerfeld jig and see if it simplifies the act of cutting a dovetail. Supposedly it clamps to the workpiece and you use your router table instead of a hand router.

     
    4.0

    Excellent product

    By  gator

    from Florida

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Good Engineering
    • Good Safety Features
    • Powerful
    • Quality Craftsmanship

    Cons

    • Price

    Best Uses

    • In The Workshop

    Comments about Leigh D4R-PRO With Accessory Kit :

    Returned low quality product to upgrade to DR4. Very glad I did.

     
    5.0

    Just the Best!

    By  Lou

    from Jamul CA

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Adjustable Size Dovetails
    • Easy Minor Ajustments
    • Easy To Use
    • Good Video Instructions
    • Vacuum System Works Well

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • In The Workshop

    Comments about Leigh D4R-PRO With Accessory Kit :

    After trying different brands this is the Cadillac of dovetail equipment. First test box was correct!

     
    5.0

    Excelllent Jig

    By  CT

    from Flowery Branch, GA

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Very accurate
    • well made

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • In The Workshop

    Comments about Leigh D4R-PRO With Accessory Kit :

    The most important part of learning to use this jig, in my opinion, is firstly to concentrate on setting up your router correctly the base plate needs to be centered as does the guide bushing. Next thing is to study the video provided which really helps getting to know how to use the Jig. Following the instructions provided in the manual and stepping through each of the excersizes is easy. After that you are all set to go. If you buy the VRS Vacuum & Router support, and you need to buy a Router (as I did), make sure you do not buy a "D" handled one, it does not work well with the sliding wire guides on the Vacuum box.

     
    4.0

    Darn good quality tool.

    By  Denny

    from Andover, MN

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Easy To Store
    • Easy To Use

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gifts
    • Home Repair
    • In The Workshop

    Comments about Leigh D4R-PRO With Accessory Kit :

    It is rather spendy, but its hard to put a price on quality. This will last me for many years to come.

     
    5.0

    "I would buy this product again and agai

    By  Andre Guareschi

    from Bauru, SP - Brasil

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Easy To Store
    • Good Grip
    • Good Safety Features
    • Powerful

    Cons

    • Requires news skills

    Best Uses

    • Gifts
    • Home Repair
    • In The Workshop
    • In The Yard

    Comments about Leigh D4R-PRO With Accessory Kit :

    Great product...

     
    5.0

    Spend the money and buy this.

    By  Buddha Man

    from North Central Arkansas

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent instructions
    • Excellent quality
    • Good Safety Features

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • In The Workshop

    Comments about Leigh D4R-PRO With Accessory Kit :

    Well, you get what you pay for. Pricey, yes, but well worth the money. The jig was easy to set up with excellent instructions and DVD. I didn't have any problems building the test box at all and have jumped into making drawers for a rolling storage chest for the shop. If you've never used a dovetail jig, I would expect there the be a bit of a learning curve only with learning how it all fits, but the instructions with the D4R are excellent and will get you through it. The unit itself, however, is incredibly easy to use. The dust collection system works great with a shop vac. It picks up about 95% of the waste. Very pleased. I will definitely be purchasing the box joint jig for my D4R. An excellent selection of bits comes with the accessory kit; very high quality. I highly recommend the Leigh D4R. You will be glad you bought it.

     
    5.0

    Great tool

    By  Wood Chuck Woods

    from Anchorage Alaska

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Easy To Store
    • Good Grip
    • Good Safety Features

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • In The Workshop

    Comments about Leigh D4R-PRO With Accessory Kit :

    Jig is well built and pretty easy to set up. There is a learning curve for sure, it will take a few projects to learn how to dial it in just right but well worth it. Start with some scrap wood and the number 8 bit, the manual is very helpful I read it before I even put the jig together which was very helpful

     
    4.0

    Good tool easy to use

    By  Steve

    from Snohomish, WA

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Easy To Store
    • Easy To Use

    Cons

    • Price

    Best Uses

    • In The Workshop

    Comments about Leigh D4R-PRO With Accessory Kit :

    I bought the D4R after having a really bad experience with it's competition. So far I've only made 5 drawers each with half blind and through dovetails. So far I've found the D4R fairly easy to learn although I haven't used all of it's capabilities yet. It's light weight and easy to move around the shop which is important for a jig this big. The only complaint I can give at this time is the dust port on the dust collection attachment could be better. The small adapter connects to a small hose but tends to clog up. I'm using a dust collector to provide the suction, if I were using a shop vac. it might not be a problem.

     
    5.0

    Easier to use than I thought!!!

    By  Weimdad

    from Lawrenceburg, IN

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Easy adjustments
    • Easy To Use
    • Good User's Guide
    • Instructional DVDs

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • In The Workshop

    Comments about Leigh D4R-PRO With Accessory Kit :

    After comparing the D4R to the competition, I bit the bullet. I read where the Leigh jig was hard to set up, hard to adjust and hard to fine tune. I was pleased to discover this was not the case. The D4R is also lean, without all the adjusting screws and depth gauges that make some of the other dovetail jigs look overwhelming. Using the adjustable guide fingers helps me visualize what the finished pins and tails will look like and spaced. The dust collector and support keep things clean and the router level. This was a good decision and I look forward to using the D4R on many projects. [...]

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