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Rockler's Complete Dovetail Jig or Porter Cable 4212??
I have read about the Trend systems also and have watched the YouTube videos on both the Rockler system and Porter Cable, but bang for the buck seems to be the PC4212, any thoughts guys. thanks
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Gordon, everyone wants to make dovetails when they first start out. That is fine if it is what you want. You might ask yourself why you want to make them and how often you will use them before you drop the money for any jig... I wish I had.

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Hej kind og agree with Mike. An alternativ could be this 1218 - Dovetail Template Master - Milescraft

Works great and not very expensive. Somewhere to start maybe.

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Why buy, when you can make? Free plans. FREE DOVETAIL JIG PLANS woodworking plans and information at WoodworkersWorkshop.com

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Thanks for the info guys, and thanks Theo for the cool link, just more stuff I wanna make
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Rockler's Complete Dovetail Jig or Porter Cable 4212??
I have read about the Trend systems also and have watched the YouTube videos on both the Rockler system and Porter Cable, but bang for the buck seems to be the PC4212, any thoughts guys. thanks
The PC is the one I have. I still figure out how to use it. maybe when I get back from Afghanistan.
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What a coincidince--i stumbled into their site today while looking for tapering jig designs. Theirs was the right fit for my needs.

I know what you mean Catguy, there was some really usable stuff there.
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Gordon, everyone wants to make dovetails when they first start out. That is fine if it is what you want. You might ask yourself why you want to make them and how often you will use them before you drop the money for any jig... I wish I had.
I have to partially agree here. I have a nice Rockler jig with the dust collector and it sits collecting dust. Mostly for the fact that I can't get it to work correctly. If I had someone to physically show me what I'm missing (yes, I've looked at the videos), I think that I would use it more.

That said, it's a tool. It's not going anywhere. And someday, I'll have some more time to work it out.
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I have to partially agree here. I have a nice Rockler jig with the dust collector and it sits collecting dust. Mostly for the fact that I can't get it to work correctly. If I had someone to physically show me what I'm missing (yes, I've looked at the videos), I think that I would use it more.

That said, it's a tool. It's not going anywhere. And someday, I'll have some more time to work it out.
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I have a leigh super jig 18". I have used it about 3 times in six years because it is such a pain to setup. I found that it is easier to cut they by hand (unless you are doing many).

Who knows, maybe you can become as good as Frank Klausz.
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or Rob Cosman
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