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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-30-2012, 12:27 PM Thread Starter
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Question They look similar

I have a Shop Fox dovetail jig. They don't seem to make a template to do through dovetails. The Shop Fox, the Rockler, and the Porter Cable jigs all look similar and the Rockler and Porter Cable models both offer through templates.

Are these basically the same chassis or is one of them a better tool?
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This depends on the model. Most of the half blind jigs are made in the same factory in China and just painted different colors.

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Agree w/ Mike - my first DT jig was similar in appearance to your Shop Fox model (probably the same basic design that has been around for years); as I recalled, the price was about $75 - only did half-blind DTs (and finger joints); gave it to Goodwill and now use either a Keller jig or the P-C 4212 (the latter is selling for $150 on Amazon @ the moment, so you might have to acquire a 'new' jig?). Dave

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This depends on the model. Most of the half blind jigs are made in the same factory in China and just painted different colors.
Ditto..........This is mine, bought in 2000 for $99.00 including a bearing bit.
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I have the Rockler jig, but it requires wood be a quarter inch wider than the PC. Also, the Rockler uses plastic templates. Would suggest getting the Porter Cable, especially at the price mentioned above.
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Ditto..........This is mine, bought in 2000 for $99.00 including a bearing bit.
Not a bad price!
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Hi Harry

Did you know that you can buy the same one for 30.oo dollars, like Mike they are all the same the norm it's put out by WoodStock products ..BUT I'm a big fan of the Katie dovetail jig it can do so much more..

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Katie Jig Dovetail System - Reviews of Woodworking Tools: Dovetail Jigs

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http://manuals.harborfreight.com/man...4999/34102.pdf

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Hey this is something off topic but i need your help in regarding buying some power tools for my carpentry as i want to start my own workshop and didn't have any knowledge about it, so tell me some good brands and tools for it.
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Hi, 'saiygen'; welcome.

Not knowing anything about your woodworking experience, your available shop space, or where you're posting from, it's almost impossible to give you useful advice. What's your budget?
What kind of woodworking do you have in mind?
For myself my basic shop would feature:
-10" cabinet saw
-10" sliding compound miter saw
-14" floor mounted drill press
-planer (15" would be my dream)
-6" floor mounted jointer
-2 HP dust collection system
- a Rikon bandsaw
-a decent oil lubed air compressor
smaller power tools would include
-8" circ. saw
-3/8" variable speed portable drill
-1/2" low RPM portable drill
-2 1/2 HP router (plunge and fixed base)
-smaller trim router
-4 1/2" angle grinder
-belt sander
-random orbital sander
-18 ga and 23 ga pneumatic nail guns
-jigsaw

So, those are my basic needs...

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