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    Porter Cable 7116 Dovetaill Jig

    I have an opportunity to pick up a PC7116 for about $100. Was wondering what you guys think of the jig and how easy it is to get the additional templates? Looking at the price of these jigs new, I think I should get it.

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    Ed, $100 is a very good price for the 7116. I have the 16” version, 5116. The jig is built like a tank. Once setup, you can cut dovetails ‘till the cows come home. Amazon has a good selection of templates for it. Make sure you get the video that comes with it to help explain the setup.
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    Hey Bruce, I'm getting this from a co-worker, so no video.

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    ed, i had to look......an omnijig ........jump on it! probably the toughest dovetail jig on the market........and portercable is threatening to "improve" it this year.......i used to own one before i decided to do all handcuts and if i ever go back to machine cuts this is the only non-automated jig i`d consider......tod
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ed Nelson View Post
    Hey Bruce, I'm getting this from a co-worker, so no video.
    Give PC a call. I requested a new video for mine a few months ago and got it within a few days, no charge.
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    Tod, I was planning on focusing of the hand cut dt's, but have by no means mastered them. I think I will use this when I need to knock something out in a hurry. If I decide at some point that I don't need it, I think I can still come out ahead!

    Bruce, thanks for the info. I'll definitely give them a call!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ed Nelson View Post
    I have an opportunity to pick up a PC7116 for about $100. Was wondering what you guys think of the jig and how easy it is to get the additional templates? Looking at the price of these jigs new, I think I should get it.
    Does this come with both the half blind template and the adjustable through dovetail template? If so that is a good buy.

    Here is the 7216 for $339 new when it is in stock. Mark also has a discount code of "7216" on it that was making it about $220 when it worked. Product needs to be in stock for the coupon to work.

    Good luck.

    I own the 7216and the templates for it. It is a monster of a DT machine - about 60lbs. Holbren has good deals on teh whiteside bits that you need for the various templates and he gives woodnet members a discount I believe.

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    Hey Mike.

    It does not have the adjustable through template. The guy I am getting it from has said it has been collecting dust and he just wants to get rid of it. It is in my garage/shop. Now I just need to find a place to keep it. Guess I'll have to build a new cabinet. I wasn't really looking for something like this, but it seems like too good a deal to pass up and if I don't like it, I'll put it up for sale!

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