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Micro Jig unveils new dovetail clamps

Micro Jig introduced the MatchFit Dovetail Clamp for attaching fences, outfeed tables, cutting guides and more.

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Micro Jig director Bruce Wang says the clamps are an ideal solution to custom woodworking shops because of their versatility. They key, he says, is that the clamp head is enclosed within a dovetail groove so they stay clear of work surfaces, blades and bits.

“MatchFit Dovetail Clamps are manufactured with a forged-head compatible with a universal 1/2”-wide, 14-degree dovetail groove. The unique shape of the MatchFit Clamp head allows it to be securely inserted into a dovetail slot and slide along the groove to the desired clamping position,” Wang says.

With a jaw depth of 2-3/8” (60mm), the clamps can grip any surface up to 5-1/4” thick with up to 595 lbs. of clamping pressure, according to the company. Users create their own track grooves using any 14-degree, ½” dovetail router bit, then slide the clamp head along the dovetail groove to the desired clamping position.

“Because the clamps slide securely within the dovetail groove and stay out of the way during operation, users can clamp virtually anywhere. This gives woodworkers the flexibility to mount fences and extensions horizontally or vertically and without obstruction. They can quickly and easily attach taller fences, and extend infeed and outfeed capacity on table saws, router tables and band saws,” Wang adds.

The MatchFit Dovetail Clamp system includes two clamps and retails for $39.95.

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This article originally appeared in the September 2016 issue.

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