Mr. Mike, I would strongly suggest the entry level Journeyman model Keller Dovetail Jig system see http://www.kellerdovetail.com/models.html . My observation is that Keller divides their product line into two main catagories: entry level Journeyman line and Pro line. The Journey jigs are made of a very durable plastic and do not represent a huge tool-fund investment, but do and an excellent job. The other, The Pro, is made of solid aluminum billet material, thus the price difference. I own both, a smaller Journeyman that includes both the tails and pins on one template, and the 24" Pro model that uses a separate jig to make the pins, and another to make the tails. In addition to dovetail joints, Keller also sells a bit for making box joints. If you read a little further in the Keller literature, Keller also sells a kit to create a board holding device called a "caul" (pr. call, as in phone call), otherwise, a Irwin Quik Grip clamp or two will suffice. A Keller jig may be fastened to a bench, or may be inverted and used upsidedown on a router table. The Keller system bits have a top-riding bearing to follow the jig and not machine (eat) your costly jig(s). I have much respect for Mr. Keller and his product, but if there was a book called "Dovetail Joinery for Idiots", this would be the system featured. If you can't do it, tweak it, and do it better the second pass, then you are either blind or stupid, and should not be touching power tools to start with. It's that good and that simple of a system. If you are in the trades and need production capacity, or are a retired mechanical engineer with 20 years to tinker before you die, go ahead and spend the money on a Leigh, otherwise, go with the Keller Dovetail Jig. Best of luck. That's what I know. Joe
I did the same thing years ago and bought the woodriver jig from woodcraft, horrible to say the least. Last year my wife got me the 12 in. Porter Cable and it works like a dream!! Setup is easy, wonderful jig. I have pics on my page of dovetails that it's made.