Question about Porter Cable Porter-Cable 4216 12" Deluxe Dovetail Jig Combination Kit
I have a 24" jig from Porter cable about 12 years old.
Recently a client reject a job because he felt the dovetails were 'filled' and not precisely cut.
I have set and reset the depth of cut and no matter what I do there is a slight bit of light at the end of the dovetail when the side and face are put together.
I can provide pics if it will help
This may not be related to your jig. It may be movement in the vertical axis resulting from:
To check the bearings; try routing the cut with a straight bit first to clear the wood for the dovetail bit. Then cut with the dovetail bit (a new one preferably) using very light feed pressure. Is the joint tighter? If so then the bearings are worn. Have the router serviced or replace it.
Check the end-play by pulling on the router shaft, does it wiggle slightly in and out? If so this is your problem. Have the router serviced or replace it.
Be sure the wood is flat and the faces planed parallel, if they aren't the dovetail line will be straight but when you assemble there will be slight end gaps in sections of the dovetail.
Posted on Feb 28, 2009
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