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I got a great deal on a porter cable 4212 dovetail jig on Ebay last week. The seller seemed to be some industrial salvage type of business and I don't think they had a clue what they had. On the listing, included in the pictures was this odd piece, but the item description made no mention of it. Lo and behold when the package arrived on my doorstep included was this bright blue curiosity.

It has a small scale going up to 15 degrees, which is as far as it opens. Both sides have something that looks like a t-track slot.




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its a taper jig ....

handy lil tool to have around the shop

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if you need a second opinion...
it's a taper jig...

This would have been the week that I'd have finished chewing thru the restraints...
If only new layers hadn't been added....

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interesting. There's so many little tools one would never have knowledge of unless accidentally stumbling upon. So now that I know what to call it, a quick google search reveals that it's used on the table saw. Looks like the advantage over the miter gauge is you can make rip cuts with it.

Seems like I got an even better deal then I bargained for! For the record I paid $100 with free shipping.
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Taper jig, I have one like it except mine is gray and is a Craftsman.

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I'm hoping you added an extra "0" to that price tag Walker..

Buy Taper Jig at Woodcraft.com

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It's missing a part. There is supposed to be a small hook (90* that is) on the end of one leg. Without it the jig could be dangerous to use. I can post a pick of one with the hook if you want to see it. As stated, they can be handy. I don't use it often but enough to justify what I paid for it many years ago.

Actually it's missing two parts. The other part is the handle you push it with.

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I'm hoping you added an extra "0" to that price tag Walker..

Buy Taper Jig at Woodcraft.com
Uh...he got the PC 4212 dovetail jig AND the taper jig for $100 shipped. Done good. Shipping on a 4212 alone has got to push $25 for us lay-people that don't have volume contracts.

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yes, the $100 was for the 4212 and this jig came with it.

Looks like it would be fairly easy to completely DIY a taper jig, so I'm sure I could fabricate the missing parts. A picture would be helpful though...
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so I found this pic. The piece I'm missing slides up and down the t-track.

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