OK….. I pulled the trigger on the Porter Cable #4216 dovetail jig. I need it for the kitchen in the new house and I am up against a huge deadline. The few extra dollars I paid for this unit is for the templates included. Mini dovetails and box joints and a through dovetail and box joint jig.
Now, LJs, I have a Leigh D4R so I guess the question is, “Why in the world did you ‘downgrade’? Well, I have about 130 or so drawers to build. I am hoping this jig will speed up the process. The D4R unit makes BEAUTIFUL half-blind dovetails but it does it with two passes. The PC makes them with one pass but you lose the variable spacing and sizes. TRADE OUT time.
-- The more skilled you are at something, the worse you are at it when someone is watching.