This type of dovetail jig is most often recommended for novices. In our opinion, this Leigh dovetail jig is aimed more at experienced joiners that seek a high cutting accuracy and enhanced tool adjustability. However, these are a bit heavyweight and so limits portability. If you do use a jig regularly then it needs to be able to handle the work load and the abuse it will get from the router bit. It’s much faster, and though it’s possible to make errors, they are much less likely. For a heavy user all metal construction particularly in the templates really is a must. The only drawback is that the size of board is limited by the width of the device, and hence different-size models are offered. For those people on a budget, the 861 dovetail jig is a quality alternative to the expensive Porter-Cable jig. On the contrary, Keller dovetail jig is made of a wooden frame, which increases the portability due to its lightweight. Nevertheless, the detailed guide on the DVD included ensures an easy start even for beginning carpenters. It is a great value model that is both reliable and versatile. But at the same time, limits the overall lifespan. Although it doesn’t have the quality feel of the expensive jigs on this list, it gets the job done. Dovetail Jig Reviews Depending on your needs you can spend a little or a lot on a dovetail jig. Ideally, a dovetail jig should be made of stainless steel, such as the Porter and Leigh ones that we reviewed earlier.