Sunday, August 1, 2010

Old Black and Decker Dovetail/Rabit Jointer Manual

My Dad picked this up at a garage sale. It is that easy to use. I was able to complete one project using dove tail joints but it was not too easy.  If you are serious about making dovetails invest in a better tool. That said if you have this one and are looking for instructions I am posting them. Enjoy.  One other tip.  When you are loading the boards onto the jig, there are steel dowel pins used to locate the horizontal position of the boards.  There are two sets of holes.  One set is for the 3/8" tool and another for the 1/2" tool.

The guide is shallow and must be set twice.  I am not sure why they did not make the guide deeper so that it does not need to be moved to get the full depth.