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#1 posted 10-30-2018 02:58 PM

Porter Cable also uses their own router bits. Make sure you use the ones that came with or are specified in the manual. Not all dovetail bits work, as I ve experienced.

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I could be mistaken, but I think any dovetail bit with the same diameter and degree of taper should work. Please correct me if I’m wrong.

rut, The correct size guide bushing is important for a proper cut. There should be only the slightest of play between the fingers; just enough to allow easy movement in and out. I checked my Porter Cable jiig and it has two template sizes, 3/8” and 3/4”. The guide bushings are sized accordingly with 3/8 and 3/4” outside diameters. If your original bushings are missing, you can buy a set that will include those sizes from most any source that sells woodworking tools.

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