Help with 1/2" dovetails

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Forum topic by Natedawg4081 posted 11-09-2010 04:12 PM 873 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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11-09-2010 04:12 PM

I have the Porter Cable 4210 12” half blind dovetail jig with a Porter Cable 690 router. I can make 3/4” half blind dovetails all day long and fit perfectly. I am trying to make some drawers from some 1/2” stock and no matter what I do, I can’t seem to get the setup correct. I even tried contacting PC and their help didn’t work either. Supposedly it is able to cut 1/2” blind dovetails with this jig, I just can’t seem to figure it out. Do I need some sort of additional template? I am about ready to switch to the Leigh jig.

-- Nathan Corson

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#1 posted 11-10-2010 08:12 AM

I don’t have that jig, I’ve got the Omnijig but I dont think it works much different in that regard. To use a differnt thickness of material you probobly just need to use a different dovetail bit (probobly a smaller one) and a different sleeve.

-- Don - I wood work if I could. Redmond WA.

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