Model # 4212

Internet #100609458

Store SO SKU #1000952141

Porter-Cable 12 in. Dovetail Jig


12 in. Dovetail Jig

  • For creating various professional-quality dovetails and joints
  • Router bit depth gauges for accurately setting the depth
  • Template alignment lines and clear guidelines
$15499 /each
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Product Overview

Make a variety of professional-quality dovetails and joints with the PORTER-CABLE 12 in. Dovetail Jig. It features a design with template alignment lines as well as router bit depth gauges for easier and efficient projects. You can clamp this jig directly to your work bench for added convenience and safety.

  • Includes half-blind/sliding dovetail template (model 4211), through dovetail/box joint template (model 4213), two router bits (models 43776PC, 43743PC), two template guides (models 42040, 42046), two lock nuts (model 42237), wrench, and instruction manual
  • Accommodates stock 1/4 - 1-1/8 in. thick
  • For creating professional-quality rabbeted, sliding, half-blind and many other types of dovetails and joints
  • Single-piece steel base with machined aluminum templates
  • Router bit depth gauges for quickly and accurately setting the depth without taking measurements
  • Clamps directly to your work bench
  • Template alignment lines and clear guidelines included
  • Heavy-duty cam-type clamps with sandpaper-backed locking bars for a firm grip of wood



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Customer Questions & Answers

my rotor takes bits with a 1/4" shank. what size shanks are these bits?

Asked by: Gerard
The bits supplied with this jig are 1/2" and will not fit your router. Your options are to find identical bits in 1/4", see if there is a 1/2" collet available for your router, or get a router which will accept 1/2" bits and the 3/4" and 5/8" template guides.
Answered by: Winchester73
Date published: 2016-08-06

is this compatible with craftsman

Craftsman doesn't have a dovetail or box joint template, and I have a Craftsman router...
Asked by: Steven
Steven, this jig will work with your Craftsman if your router has a 1/2" collet and will accept the 3/4" and 5/8" guide bushings. If necessary, you can purchase a universal router baseplate which will accept Porter-Cable's bushings, or use the ones that come with the kit.
Answered by: Winchester73
Date published: 2016-08-06

will a Ryobi router work

will a Ryobi router work
Asked by: buzz
Yes, a Ryobi router will work with the dovetail Jig
Answered by: SBD_Product Expert
Date published: 2017-08-15

How much does it cost

Asked by: Frank
Hi Frank, for this 12 in. Dovetail Jig, if ordered on, will be shipped and purchased as it is displayed on when localized to your area. The product price is displayed in bold underneath the name of the item on the product page. We appreciate your business and look forward to serving you in the future. Thank you for shopping Home Depot!
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Date published: 2017-05-28
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Customer Reviews

12 in. Dovetail Jig is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 25.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from read and followed the instruction manual; set the jig up and ran a couple test stock and then ran... read and followed the instruction manual; set the jig up and ran a couple test stock and then ran my original stock and the result was half blind dove tail and full dove tail fit like a glove.
Date published: 2017-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great After reading instructions and a little attention to setup perfect joint first time. Beats the heck out of the General tool one I had first!
Date published: 2017-02-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great jig It is a great jig! It's true it may take a bit of practice to get comfortable with it. I also found that after having read the directions it was helpful to go online and watch how it's done as well. It just made it all come together for me.
Date published: 2016-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great starter dovetail jig. Although I have been a woodworker for 20 years, I had never tried my hand a dovetailing. It always looked difficult at best. Although it did take me several tries to get the tight quality joint I was looking for, this jig was actually pretty easy to setup and use. After using it, I decided to get a separate router just for dovetailing. Since setting the height of the bit was the time consuming part, I don't want to have to do that every time I set it up. The rest was just following the instructions. In the end the joints looked great (even thought they are seldom seen). I know their are nicer dovetailing jigs out there, but this one will take care of my needs for years to come.
Date published: 2016-03-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Porter-Cable Dovetail Jig It took Home Depot about three weeks to get this item shipped to its store. If I'd ordered from Amazon, it would have been here in a couple of days and $10.00 cheaper. I'll do more looking next time. The dovetail jig is well made and should last a long time. The step-by-step instructions were clear and concise. The only times I got into real trouble were the times I failed to complete a step or screwed up elsewhere. After a little practice, I was able to make darned good half-blind dovetails, and pretty good through dovetails. There are several You-Tube segments which show you how it's done. Take the time to watch them...they really helped to put the entire operation into perspective.
Date published: 2016-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very impressed with this tool Looked for a product for a long time that would take me over the "I want this tool" - to the "I need this tool" - bump - I wanted to be able to dove tail, at a level that would allow me to make 60 or 70 drawes, at a time, when needed . . . . This not only does the job very well and consistently . . . . It has taken the "hum drum" glued and dowled drawer (of the past) to this dove tailed drawer that I refuse to paint - and will only clear coat . . . . . "A real work of art" . . . . . . . . . I studied this purchase for a long time . . . and am very pleased . . . . . . note I hate to read directions - found "how to videos" all over the web . . . . . . Home Depot - My Toy Store - Need I say more?
Date published: 2012-02-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 4212 Dovetail jig overall pretty pleased with quality. better quality than similiar craftsman model that uses some sort of plastic/polycarbonate for their templates. porter cable uses aluminum. that's what really sold me. they do have some instructional videos available on the internet that help detail the different uses. item was a little more expensive at home depot than other places, but i had a gift card that i had to use up.
Date published: 2010-03-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Steep learning curve Steep learning curve
Date published: 2016-12-07
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