The Porter-Cable 4200 series dovetail jig will help you cut these joints efficiently. An accessory kit will enable you to
cut miniature versions of these joints for small gift boxes or cubbyhole drawers on a roll-top desk. The 4200 series
also has the capability to cut more advanced joints (dovetails that skip pins, wood hinges, end-to-end joints, various
types of angle joints, and joints with inlays).
The specific model capabilities are:
Dovetail Jig - half-blind, half-blind with a lipped front, and dovetail dados.
Deluxe Dovetail Jig - through dovetail, box joint, half-blind, half-blind with a lipped front, and
Accessory Kit - includes the template, router bit, and templet guide included with the model 4210.
Accessory kit - incudes all items necessary to provide the 4210 jig with the same capabilities as the
4212 deluxe dovetail jig.
Accessory kit - contains the template, router bits, and templet guides to make miniature through
dovetails and half-blind dovetails.
The 4200 series dovetail jigs come equipped with an easy-to-mount, heavy-duty steel base (A) Fig. A1 featuring a
clamping system designed to hold wood and minimize board slippage during cuts. Troubleshooting tips (B) are
provided on each side of the base. Three different machined aluminum templates (Fig. A2) can be used on the jig
system to create all joints described in this manual. The fingers on each template are used in combination with the
template guides (Fig. A3) to guide the router in the proper motion. Additionally, each template aids in setting proper
board alignment and router bit depth. Dovetail bits and straight bits (Figs. A4 and A5) are used with this jig system.