Fits all 24" [610mm] D4R Pro, D4R, D4, D3, D1258 and D1258R Jigs
Leigh’s Multiple Mortise & Tenon Attachment (M2 or M2M) brings this challenging joint within easy reach of any woodworker who owns a D4R Pro or D-series dovetail jig and a plunge router with 1/2" collet. The M2/M2M’s adjustable guide fingers let you rout multiple mortise & tenon joints in virtually any layout you like, in stock up to 24" (610mm) wide. Mortises & tenons can be routed in sizes from a delicate 5/16" x 5/8" (7.93 x 15.9mm) to a muscular 1-1/2" x 2-1/2" (38.1 x 63.5mm). Choose from two corner radii: 5/32" and 1/4", plus square with chiseling. Rout mortise & tenon joints in virtually any layout, in stock up to 24" wide.
- Miniature pieces like jewelry boxes
- Wine gift boxes
- Bookcases, stools, sturdy storage boxes
- Shelving, storage boxes for heavy items
- Unique joinery applications
- Box lids and cabinet hinges
Remove the guide finger assembly and slide the M2 attachment onto your jig in seconds.
All routing on the M2 requires the use of a guidebush (guide bushing). Choose either a 7/16" OD guidebush when using a 5/16" bit, or a 5/8" OD guidebush when using a 1/2" bit. The guidebush attaches to the base of the router and is fixed (doesn’t rotate). The bit goes through the guidebush and fits in the router collet. Note: You may also need an adaptor for your router. Learn more in Router Requirements section below. Click here for the Guide Bushing Adaptor Selector
The M2/M2M can also rout extraordinary jumbo variably spaced finger (box) joints. Finger Joints are almost always made with identical finger and socket sizes, but since fingers are basically multiple tenons, and sockets are simply a series of mortises, Leigh’s M2 is a finger Joint jig right out of the box. The M2/M2M makes fingers 5/8" or wider, symmetrically or variably spaced, just like Leigh dovetails. The M2 handles stock as thick as 1-1/2".
What Router Should I Use?
Leigh recommends a midsize router, from 1-1/2 to 2-1/4 HP (9-13 amps) with a 1/2” collet. This size provides great power to weight ratio. Fixed base routers are ideal because they have a lower center of gravity with handles mounted to the router base rather than the motor, as with plunge routers. However, if you are proficient with the use of a plunge router, it works just as well. A plunge router is recommended for Isoloc Templates and is required for the M2 Attachment. When buying a router, also consider ergonomics, switch location, a good plunge mechanism and easy, accurate adjustment of bit height.
Guide Bushing Adaptors for your Router
All Leigh Dovetail & Box Joint Jigs need a router fitted with a Leigh guide bushing. Because the router industry isn’t standardized, you may need an adaptor to fit the guide bushing to your router. Click here for the Guide Bushing Adaptor Selector
One or two bits are all you need for the M2/M2M. A 1/2" bit (Leigh No.180) is included with the M2 attachment. It’s suited to heavier joinery in boards 3/4" to 1-1/2" thick. It cuts quickly and smoothly with a larger corner radius. A 5/16" bit (Leigh No.170) is available as an optional bit and is used for relatively small mortise & tenon joints in boards 3/4" or thinner. It leaves a nice, tight radius in the corners.
Note: Leigh does not sell metric bits.
24" M2 Attachment
Two side stop extensions
1/2” HSS spiral upcut bit (Leigh no.180)
Support Brackets for models D3 and earlier
Fully illustrated user guide