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Porter-Cable 12" Dovetail Jigs, Deluxe Model 4212

Item #146049
$184.99
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Out of stock, order now for current pricing. Expected Delivery on September 3,2015

 
4.5

(16 reviews)

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Product Information:

Has all the features of the Model 4210, plus an additional CNC machined aluminum template for through dovetail and box joints.

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If you've put off cutting dovetails with your router because of the complicated set-up of dovetail jigs, wait no longer. Porter-Cable's new 12" dovetail jig will have you up and cutting dovetails in minutes. This jig is designed with patented alignment lines and a router bit depth stop so set-up is easy. Simply adjust the template so the alignment marks line up with your work piece, set your router bit depth according to the depth stop, and start routing.




  • Jig will cut half-blind dovetails, rabbeted half-blind dovetails and dovetail dadoes

  • Heavy-duty cam-type clamps with sandpaper-backed locking bars provide a solid grip for the wood

  • Template is CNC machined aluminum to provide superior accuracy

  • Handles stock 1/4" to 1-1/8" thick up to 12" wide




  • Includes: Half-blind/dado combo template, 7ยบ carbide dovetail bit with 1/2" shank, Template guide, Lock nut, Instructions and Wrench plus Through dovetail/box joint combo template, 1/2" shank carbide-tipped straight bit, Second template guide and Lock nut.
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    4.3

    (based on 16 reviews)

    94%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (14)
    • Easy to store (7)
    • Good grip (5)
    • Good safety features (3)
    • Good power output (2)

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • In the workshop (15)
    • Gifts (2)
    • Home repair (2)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid do-it-yourselfer (5), Casual do-it-yourselfer (5), Professional (4)

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    3.0

    Instruction manual needs work

    By  Drastic

    from San Luis Obispo, CA

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • In The Workshop

    Comments about Porter-Cable 12" Dovetail Jigs, Deluxe Model 4212 :

    Though I am well experienced with hand joinery, I bought this to learn router made dovetails and that was a slow process. The user manual needs work, although it is complete, but several careful readings are needed to get a clear picture of what you will be doing with it. It's the tension between trying to get experienced users to write for a beginner, against the knowledge that some buyers will already know what they are supposed to do. Also, woe to you if you're using a router not made by Porter-Cable ... mine is a Bosch and although it's an excellent machine, getting those Porter-Cable guides to fit is a pain. As a result, I had to stop my project three times to order parts online. That said, once I got everything in place, the results were perfect the first time. Be aware that the manual says nothing about the importance of centering your guide on the router plate. Your choices of joints will be very limited once you master the basics. Perhaps I would pay a little more and get a Leigh jig if I had to do this again. Leigh allows much more flexibility, and their design is not tied to their own brand of router.

     
    4.0

    Created dovetails 1st try

    By  Papa John

    from lamoine, Maine

    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Easy To Store
    • Good Grip

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • In The Workshop

    Comments about Porter-Cable 12" Dovetail Jigs, Deluxe Model 4212 :

    Made making small boxes look professional

     
    4.0

    Very Happy

    By  Sugarbeat & Co

    from Nor Cal

    About Me Professional

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Produces tight dovetails

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • In The Workshop

    Comments about Porter-Cable 12" Dovetail Jigs, Deluxe Model 4212 :

    Fairly easy to set up and get routing. Once you've done it once or twice you've got it dialed. Not so easy to store, but it really should be set up on a dedicated table.A dvd or instruction set that was easier to read would be desirable, but it didn't take long to figure out without.

     
    4.0

    Do it your self , the right way!

    By  bull , Bull Of The Roots

    from Atlanta , Ga.

    About Me Beginner

    Pros

    • Easy To Store
    • Easy To Use
    • Good Grip
    • Good Safety Features

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Home Repair

    Comments about Porter-Cable 12" Dovetail Jigs, Deluxe Model 4212 :

    I'm trying to learn how to build cabinets so for this jig is ideal for me .I wish all tools were this easy to use. Porter cable is on top of their game.

     
    4.0

    So Far So Good

    By  Allen

    from Hayes, VA

    About Me Beginner

    Pros

    • Easy To Store
    • Easy To Use
    • Well built quality

    Cons

    • Some pictures unclear

    Best Uses

    • In The Workshop

    Comments about Porter-Cable 12" Dovetail Jigs, Deluxe Model 4212 :

    A dvd showing step-by-step how to create at least one of the types of dovetail joints would be of great help.

     
    5.0

    its grate

    By  tazman

    from virginia

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Easy To Store
    • Easy To Use
    • Good Grip

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gifts
    • In The Field
    • In The Workshop
    • In The Yard

    Comments about Porter-Cable 12" Dovetail Jigs, Deluxe Model 4212 :

    beter then doing it by hand

     
    3.0

    Does good work, BUT.....

    By  Wood Guy

    from Brighton, WI

    About Me Professional

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

    • Storage is annoying

    Best Uses

    • In The Workshop

    Comments about Porter-Cable 12" Dovetail Jigs, Deluxe Model 4212 :

    Storage is annoying because of its configuration and need to mount to an edge to work. Product works well with good results. [...]

     
    5.0

    Great and easy to Use!

    By  Bill

    from Aurora, IN

    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Easy To Store
    • Easy To Use
    • Good Grip

    Cons

    • NONE OF THE ABOVE

    Best Uses

    • In The Workshop

    Comments about Porter-Cable 12" Dovetail Jigs, Deluxe Model 4212 :

    I used this product and thought it might be hard to use. Wow! was I wrong. It only took two tries and I was making drawers. I would recommend this product even for the beginner.

     
    5.0

    Good Jig / Good Price

    By  Mike

    from Coventry, RI

    About Me Professional

    Pros

    • Accurate
    • Easy To Use

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • In The Workshop

    Comments about Porter-Cable 12" Dovetail Jigs, Deluxe Model 4212 :

    I have a Leigh Dovetail Jig which I've had for almost 15 years and it is great. I teach at a small school and have recently started a woodworking program there. I could not justify the high price tag of the Leigh for the school so I bought the Porter Cable and am very happy with it. It is easy to set up, is accurate, easy to adjust. I have only made through dovetails so far but looks like half blind are even easier to make. The only issues someone might have is that the width of the dovetails are not adjustable as with the Leigh jig.

     
    5.0

    Excellent for the beginner

    By  Carlos

    from Weston, FL

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Great for the Beginner
    • Lots of Flexibility
    • well made
    • Well thoughtout

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gifts
    • Home Repair
    • In The Workshop

    Comments about Porter-Cable 12" Dovetail Jigs, Deluxe Model 4212 :

    The jig performs as promised. Just follow the step by step instructions and you'll produce a beautiful joint with minimal pratice. I suggest you make a few dry runs on scrap peices before trying it out on the expensive woods but I got great results the first time out and couldn't be happier with my decision. I considered a few of the other less expensive jigs out on the market but decided to go with the Porter Cable after looking at how easy the setup was. A few of the other jigs require alot of set up not only on the jig but the router as well. This jig is easy to set up as long as you have a router with a 1/2" collet. The templates are designed to work with 1/2" bits (everything you need comes with the jig. The bits, the bushings, everything) Don't do what I did and buy the accessories prior to buying the jig. Buy the jig first and then see what accessories you'll need. I also suggest that you spend the extra money and go for the 4212 vs. the 4210. It's the same jig, but for the extra money you get the extra templates and accessories which are more costly to add later if you want to expand the abilities of your jig. Highly Recommended

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