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Porter-Cable 4212 (29550) Instruction Manual: Half-blind Dovetails

Porter-cable instruction manual dovetail jig 4210, 4212 (29550).
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Step 5-
Rout between the fingers of the template (Fig. P12).
Step 6 -
Remove the pin board and check the fit with the tailboard (Fig. P13).
THROUGH DOVETAIL TROUBLESHOOTING
For joints that are too loose, move the template toward you slightly.
For joints that are too tight, move the template away from you slightly.

HALF-BLIND DOVETAILS

The half-blind dovetail is one of the most common types of joints and is the ideal choice for the drawer construction.
In typical half-blind drawer construction, the joint is not visible from the front and is invisible when the drawer is
closed.
NOTE:
For miniature half-blinds, use the 4215 accessory
kit.
Use scrap wood until you are comfortable with the
jig.
You can cut half-blind pins and tails simultaneously
on the 4200 series jigs.
Mount the correct offset guides - black for the
standard and silver for the miniature.
ITEMS NEEDED
Half-blind Dovetail Template
17/32", 7° Dovetail Bit 43776PC
3/4" O.D. Template Guide, 42040
Template Guide Lock Nut, 42239
CUTTING HALF-BLIND DOVETAILS
Step 1 -
Clamp the pin board (drawer front) (A) Fig. Q1 in the upper clamp (horizontal mounting position) with the
outside of the board facing the jig.
Step 2 -
Secure the template (B) on top of the pin board. Ensure the flatness by holding one hand on the template
and using the other to tighten the template knobs.
Step 3 -
Move the left offset guide all the way to the left. (Use the black offset guides for the standard cut, and the
silver for the miniature cut).
P12
A
B
Q1
ITEMS NEEDED FOR MINIATURE
Miniature Dovetail Template
9/32", 7° Dovetail Bit 43777PC
3/8" O.D. Template Guide, 42037 (with dovetail bit)
Template Guide Lock Nut, 42239
Miniature Offset Guides (silver)
17
P13
Q2

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