Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 34
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Tablemaker Not worth the money
Bought one of these for a project I was working on. It is solidly made but the dovetails were never right. Even using the bits provided by the manufacturer could not get properly fitting dovetails. I tried it several times and always got the same result. Set up is not the easiest and the manual is very confusing. Ended up throwing this thing in the garbage, where it belongs. Very disappointing for something from Porter Cable. Sears used to have a great one but they don't make it any more.
April 25, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by KatyBri Terrific Tool Terrible Instructions
The delivery of the tool was fast. It was very heavy and well made. I bought their best combo with box joint template, etc. About $180. The first thing I did was read the manual. It looked like a poor copy of the original (B&W). It looked impressive- a lot of pictures and many pages. But after wading through it, I found it impossible to understand. I then download the on line manuals, including the advanced manual. Same thing. I returned the unit (great return policy at Home Depot). I hope someone from Porter Cable sees this, because I would really like to use a jig like this, especially where you can rout both pieces at one. I suggest they look at the color manual provided with the older Leigh D4 jig and use it as an example. Hope this helps.
March 29, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Randy First time user.
This tool needs the manual update ! You will need to go to the Net. to see how to use it.
April 26, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Boylug Great jog for the perfect dovetail
I didn't really know what to expect as I have only had an old plastic setup in the past. I was quite surprised at how well built this jig is. Porter Cable did it right with this dovetail jig. Easy to use (once you figure out the layout and setup of your pieces). This jig is built to last and for the hobbyist, you can't go wrong.
March 22, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by packman4 Worked Great!
This was my first dove tail project. I made two display cases out of walnut. The through dovetails came out perfect. The directions could be a little better for a novice, but with a little experimentation the results were remarkable. These cases will last a lifetime.
March 1, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Woody Saves time
Saves a lot of time. I like trying different styles for drawers to see how they look when done. This jig is worth every dollar I spent.
March 15, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bozo really easy to use
I have not made dovetails before. After reading the directions, the first attempt at a practice half blind fit perfectly. I then needed to adjust the board spacing a little to center the pins. Really well thought out jig. I highly recommend this for the novice. I purchased it for the immediate need for making bumpers for first robotics competition. I plan to use it for drawers and boxes also.
February 10, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by FordNate Could be better honest;ly
Works well when you have it setup. right. getting it right is the tricky part. Even did a quick search on youtube for hopes of a video guide on this and found very little in terms of setup for the box joint cutting feature. works well though for the project i did
February 13, 2016