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Old 07-21-2014, 01:35 PM   #1
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Porter Cable Dovetail Jig - 1/4" shank router bit


I was wondering if anyone has used a bit with a 1/4" shank on the porter cable dove tail jig?

I want to buy the jig, but my router only takes 1/4" shanks and the jig comes with 1/2" bits. I don't do this enough to warrant buying a second router.

The bit size that comes with the jig is 7 W: 17/32" H: 3/4"

Can I just purchase a bit with those specifications and I should be good to go? It seems like it should, but I was wondering if Porter Cable had something special about their bit for the jig that might make it different?

I found a bit for sale at whiteside and at MLCS that matches the specs.

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I'd be looking for a 1/2 collet for your router.
1/4 shanks are for light duty trimming jobs, not heavy material removal.

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You'll be fine with the 1/4" shank bit and the PC jig.I prefer the Whteside cutters to the MLCS.As long as the specs match you'll be fine.The 1/2" shank bits will have less chatter but it won't be a problem as long as you don't try and feed it to quick.
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I wanted to do an update for others that are looking for a 1/4" shank bit for the porter cable dovetail jig. I purchased this bit:

Whiteside D7-530 Replacement Router Bit Dovetail 1/4" Shank 17/32" D x 7 Degree Item #148965

You can find it over at whiteside [dot] com for about $24 + shipping.

I just got it and did a test piece with it and it worked very well. I'm sure you do get some "chatter" from it only being a 1/4" bit, but I felt that the results was very good for me as a DIYer. If I was a pro, maybe, but then again, if I was a pro, I'd have a 1/2" bit router.

Hope this helps others.
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I wanted to do an update for others that are looking for a 1/4" shank bit for the porter cable dovetail jig. I purchased this bit:

Whiteside D7-530 Replacement Router Bit Dovetail 1/4" Shank 17/32" D x 7 Degree Item #148965

You can find it over at whiteside [dot] com for about $24 + shipping.

I just got it and did a test piece with it and it worked very well. I'm sure you do get some "chatter" from it only being a 1/4" bit, but I felt that the results was very good for me as a DIYer. If I was a pro, maybe, but then again, if I was a pro, I'd have a 1/2" bit router.

Hope this helps others.



If you ever have a 1/4 Inch bit snap on you while your working, you'll know the difference and go to 1/2 inch in a heartbeat.
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