Router dovetail jigs can help you cut strong and attractive dovetails with speed and ease. While the initial set up is often fussy, it takes very little time to cut a lot of perfectly fit dovetails, more than compensating for the setup time. A chest of drawers, a run of box parts, or drawers for an entire kitchen are ideal applications for one of these jigs. In this article, assistant editor Anissa Kapsales shares what need to know to set up this router jig and start cutting.

From Power Tool Basics 2007