Innovations give us the best tools at affordable costs. New woodworking tools make us look at the way we do things in an entirely new light. I must explain a little.
When I started using the earlier R9 Plus dovetail and box joint jig, I knew was handling a new compact, capable, reliable, accurate and nice tool ; I also suspected it would be hard to push the envelop with similar technology to make the experience even better, while providing accurate results in making joinery.
And I wondered if a new jig would be able to extend the range of joinery possible, to half-blind and rabbeted dovetails, while still having the ability to machine through dovetails and box joints.
I wondered if it might be possible to design and make a new jig that a woodworker might use, and be certain she or he would be able to reproduce results any time, not matter how long between uses, while keeping setup to a minimum.
It happened! Enter the RTJ400.
The video below illustrates what I mean. Using boards up to 16 inches wide, the two-minute video shows how the RTJ400 can help us make a wide array of joints easily, on a router table, in what seems an effortless way.
I can’t wait to try this new jig!
— Al Navas
P.S.: Don’t get me wrong. I still love my D4R Pro, and templates I can use on it.