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need help with an accurate and affordable dovetail jig

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Hi all,
I am new to LJ and I am amazed at the collective wealth of knowledge and experience here. I have been woodworking for just over a year and I am in the market for a good dovetail jig. Money is an issue, otherwise I would jump straight to the Leigh, so I am considering the Porter Cable 4212.
I think that I will mostly be routing half-blinds, but it doesn't seem like a tremendous price difference to go up to the through dovetail jigs.
Does anyone have any recommendations for an accurate and affordable jig?
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I know it might be different than what you had in mind, but I really like my Original Incra Jig. It's not a porter cable, but it's also not priced like a porter cable. I think for about $110.00 you can get the positioner, a fence, the right angle fixture and the dvd. I would say that if you're dovetailing anything wider than maybe 6-8 inches, then one of the other jigs might work better. Just thought I would throw that out there. It makes a pretty good router fence too. I upgraded from the positioner to a Ultra positioner because I really like how it works.

Hopefully this helps and doesn't muddy the water.
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