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I have a PC 2016 Dovetail Jig and it calls for 7 degree dovetail bit usage. My question is, what is the difference in the various other bits that are of a different degree? It seems to me the only difference is the Dovetail appearance in the finished project. Not that I plan to use a different degree bit in my jig but when shopping for a new bit I saw all the different bits and the question popped into my mind so could somebody please enlighten me. Thanks.

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Ken the angle on the jig is set up for a certain degree bit. Different jigs ,different degree bits, free hand and homemade jigs use what ever you want.

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Ken, I believe you'll be OK using a different angle bit as long as you are making half-blind single pass dovetails, which use only the rounded side of the jig. In that case, your pins and tails are made using the same bit.

If you are making through dovetails using a straight bit on the side of the jig with pointed tapered fingers, then those fingers are tapered at 7 degrees to match the 7 degree taper of the dovetail bit.
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Right answers about the combination of bits. There may be a few other angles in the Supplemental Manual for that jig--look here http://www.routerforums.com/porter-c...etail-jig.html I don't recall for certain, which is life these days!!
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I believe some increase the angle (say to 14 deg) for softer woods to increase the strength of the joint.
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Thanks for the info guys. Even though I have the PC jig I am going to try my hand at free hand dovetails in the near future.

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