The Katz-Moses Magnetic Dovetail Jig is a huge help for cutting accurate dovetails (as the name implies). But dovetails aren’t all it’s good for.
Because of the magnetized 90° crosscut face, it becomes a useful jig for other hand tool operations.
Here are a few examples:
1. SQUARE CROSSCUTS WITH A HAND SAW
Need a quick 90° crosscut? Grab your hand saw and a Katz-Moses Magnetic Dovetail Jig.
With your saw against the 90° face and the stem flush against the edge of the board, cutting square is a cinch…
And you can (maybe) even skip the shooting board.
2. SHOULDERED JOINERY WITH A HAND SAW
Half laps, tenons, and bridle joints are all made with 90° cuts. And getting those cuts as close to perfectly square as possible is critical for a joint that fits well.
Use the Katz-Moses Magnetic Dovetail Jig to make sawing those shoulders a whole lot easier.
If you’re working with a thin board, you can even clamp a matching piece on the edge to give the Dovetail Jig a better reference face.
It works equally well for rips and crosscuts — and any kind of hand saw.
3. 90° CHISEL GUIDE
When you're finishing the walls of a mortise or paring down joinery, the closer to 90° you keep your chisel the better.
Place the cutting edge of the chisel in your marking knife line, flip the dovetail jig upside down, and slide the 90° side up to the chisel.
The magnets will hold the chisel at exactly 90°, leaving you free to chop away.
Interested in trying your hand at more hand tools? Check out our blog Mastering Hand Saws: 5 Tips to Cut More Accurately.