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Greetings!

I am working my way through a Porter Cable 4216 Jig on Half-blind Dovetails and for the life of me I cannot figure out why the sockets are narrower than the tails. I can make them fit with enough muscle but they should go together easier than they are.

Any assistance greatly appreciated!

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Lyman
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Let us know or show us how that works for you. Lyman I noticed the Leigh vacuum/router support.... love it?
 

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Let us know or show us how that works for you. Lyman I noticed the Leigh vacuum/router support.... love it?
Raising the Bit took care of that problem as I was told.

The Leigh vacuum dust collector far exceeded my expectations, I was absolutely shocked at how much saw dust did not wind up going anywhere but into the DryVac. What little that did not wound up on my shirt. I had read somewhere from multiple posts that at best to expect it to collect 70%...at least in my case it's collecting 95%. Few brushes of the shirt and it's all but gone.

I will vehemently disagree that this is a fifteen minute setup as stated on the box. Getting the beam level with the template was a pain and should only be done when you're taking things in stride. In fact, kind of humorously, in the manual they repeat "...this one time procedure..." over and over.

One oddity is that when I hit a certain point when routing further movement of the Router is not possible unless force is used. This causes the left side of the beam to move ~1/2"+ out and I am not sure why. On each side of the beam is a spring clip that should maintain enough tension to keep the beam from moving. Putting a small clamp in place solved that for now until I figure why this is happening. Photograph attached.

Best $79,00 I've spent in a long time. In fact, Woodcraft gave me 10% so it was less than that.

Thanks for asking!

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Lyman

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I haven't had that issue with mine.. the spring clips were extremely tight when I set it upbut will remember the clamp you used if needed. I love the accessory... very good dust collection. For me the support of the router from it is exactly what I needed, saves a lot of time not having to remove the router from the jig every time and saves some template nicks and gouges from being impatient.
 

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I haven't had that issue with mine.. the spring clips were extremely tight when I set it upbut will remember the clamp you used if needed. I love the accessory... very good dust collection. For me the support of the router from it is exactly what I needed, saves a lot of time not having to remove the router from the jig every time and saves some template nicks and gouges from being impatient.
Very true, not to mention cleaning up a mountain of sawdust. Not sure what's up with that left side, putting the beam on requires some effort.

It just dawned on me that you were the one that pointed that product out to me - thank you!
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Lyman
 
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