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Forum topic by NavalAg05 posted 334 days ago 598 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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NavalAg05

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334 days ago

All,

Just picked up a Porter Cable Dovetail Jig (4216). Havent had a chance to really use it yet, but in reading through the manual, and checking one or two You Tube videos on the Jig and people using it, I have come up with one question I cant seem to find an answer for (hopeing someone might have some insight).....

There appears to be a second router bit depth guage mounted to the main jig itself….(what is it for)??

I understand the each of the templates have a router bit depth guage that is suppose to be set at 3/8” below the template. But this one is on the Jig itself, and I cant find why its there. Any help would be appreciated. Sorry no pictures yet, but if I need to post one I can do it this evening.

Thanks in Advance!
Trey


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mantwi

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#1 posted 334 days ago

The deeper depth gauge is for the dovetail bit, the other one is for the straight bit when cutting through dovetails.

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ajosephg

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#2 posted 334 days ago

I think it is for miniature box joints which require a depth equal to the thickness of the workpiece.

-- Joe

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