I have used F-style clamps, big spring clamps, C clamps, cheap Chinese clamps, pipe clamps, and just about every other type of clamp to secure the base of the dovetail jig to the workbench. But nothing has come close to the quick and secure clamping of these cam clamps:
One nice feature of these clamps is that I can use the existing rectangular dog holes on the bench. And when it’s time to remove the jig, I can do it quickly.
One more thing: I have made all the bases for the dovetail jigs and for the FMT jigs such that I can also use the cam clamps this way. It has simplified life in the shop!
How do YOU do it?
I would like to know how you secure your dovetail jig to the workbench. Please leave a Comment below.