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Model#: PCBN4216

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Porter-Cable 4216 12 in. Deluxe Dovetail Jig Combination Kit

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  • Includes template 4211 for half-blind, rabbeted half-blind and sliding dovetails
  • Includes template 4213 for through dovetails and box joints
  • Includes template 4215 for miniature through and half-blind dovetails, and miniature box joints
  • Template alignment lines and router bit depth gauges allow for quick, easy set-up
  • Router bit depth gauges allow the user to set bit depth without measuring
  • On-board instructions provide clear user guidance for the various applications
  • Machined aluminum templates provide superior cutting accuracy and long term durability
  • Durable, single-piece steel base design requires no assembly and allows clamping or bolting directly to the work bench
  • Accommodates stock from 1/4 in. to 1-1/8 in. thick
  • Heavy-duty cam-type clamps with sandpaper-backed locking bars provide firm grip of wood
  • 12 in. Deluxe Dovetail Jig - 4216
  • Through Dovetail/Box Joint Template - 4213
  • Miniature Template - 4215
  • Half-Blind/Sliding Dovetail Template - 4211
  • (4) Router Bits - 43776PC, 43743PC, 43014PC and 43777PC
  • (4) Template Guides - 42037, 42040, 42046 and 42054
  • (2) Lock Nuts - 42237
  • Wrench
  • Instruction Manual


Max. Workpiece Size: 1-1/8 in.
Min. Workpiece Size: 1/4 in.



4.5 / 5.0
41 Reviews
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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend (35)
Easy To Use (18)
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Lightweight (3)
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Large Projects (7)
Home Repair (5)
Porter-cable 4216 Dove tai Jig
I have not had a chance to use it yet. Every thing came through in good shape. Very well built only thing I wish is that the lettering on the templates were in black so it would be easier to read. Plan on going to a class on how to use it properly.
June 14, 2017
Best dovetail jig on the market
I used this jig for a large batch of electric guitar amplifier cabinets and a large chest of drawers. It worked so good I bought another one so I can do half blind dovetails for drawer fronts and through dovetails for the backs.
May 17, 2017
trouble getting edges to line up
no matter how many times I've tried....I can't get the edges to match flushly when i cut the dovetail. I know I am doing it correctly so I'm assuming the indexing bar is off?
January 9, 2017
A welcome addition to my shop!
I spent a week with my new toy, and I'm thrilled with the thing! It took a few tries to get it all figured out, but most of that was my rushing ahead and not thinking my project through (and not fully reading the instructions. I suggest reading ALL of them).

This jig is well-built, handsome, and makes beautiful things with wood, just like the reviewer. LOL

There is a supplemental manual available online only, which is (bizarrely enough) nearly impossible to find on the manufacturers website. Search the Web for "porter cable dovetail jig supplemental manual" and you can get to it, though. And you won't need it for most projects anyway.
November 5, 2016
Have not put it to the test yet
Have a ton of dove tails to
Do on my Mitter station
Will need to get back to this later
I have faith in porter cable products
October 6, 2016
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Best Uses
Large Projects
Small Projects
Met my expectations
Works great with my porter-cable router. My first project was making drawers with half-blind sliding dovetails, and it worked great. Set up was easy, and after a few test cuts I was off and running.
August 16, 2016
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Best Uses
Large Projects
Small Projects
Home Repair
good product, easy to use
June 19, 2016
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Best Uses
Large Projects
Small Projects
I would buy this product again
Engravings on templates could be more visible
March 3, 2016
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Best Uses
Large Projects
Small Projects
Home Repair
Great tool
I made some drawers for kitchen cabinets, came out perfectly. It took me a little bit of time to get the set-up just right and I did read the instructions more than once. This was my first experience using a dovetail jig so I know I am on a learning curve. I have only used one of the templates so far but can see a great number of uses for each of them. I already have plans to build a couple toy chests. I'm pretty confident that they will turn out even better than the drawers.
December 17, 2015
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Best Uses
Large Projects
Small Projects
Great tool everyone should have one.
I made swiveling cup holders for my poker table,the gig worked great. After a few practice scraps i made solid dovetail joints. I love the porter cable 4216 dovetail gig. CPO was fast with friendly service,look foreword to next order.
October 23, 2015

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Is porter cable part# 42055 available? If not is there a new # to replace it?
Robert on Mar 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The Porter Cable 42055 has been discontinued with no replacement currently.
can I use a makita or dewalt router or do I need a porter-cable router for the guides to work
Marvin on Nov 21, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes, you can change routers but you would also need to change the template guides that come with this model.
What model Porter Cable router would be best suited for this dovetail jig?
Dave on May 28, 2013
BEST ANSWER: The router that is recommended to be used with this kit is model number PCBN7539.
Are parts available for this model or has it followed the fate of the Omnijig?
GPete on Apr 15, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Please contact Porter Cable directly at 888-848-5175 for replacement parts
Will you ship this product to Canada?
Jon Lee on Nov 24, 2013
BEST ANSWER: Currently we do not ship to Canada.
does the unit cut the tails and pin at the same time?
can the mini do full though and can it be used on 1/4 material?
Ed on Feb 2, 2013
BEST ANSWER: No, the tails and pins need cannot be cut at the same time. Yes, this tool will cut 1/4" stock.
Is it possible to dovetail wider pieces of material by resetting the piece of stock or is 12" the limit.
None on Sep 29, 2012
BEST ANSWER: Twelve inches is the largest piece of material that will fit into this Jig.


Standard Warranty - PORTER-CABLE LIMITED THREE YEAR WARRANTY (1 year for reconditioned products

PORTER-CABLE will repair, without charge, any defects due to faulty materials or workmanship for three years from the date of purchase. This warranty does not cover part failure due to normal wear or tool abuse. For further detail of warranty coverage and warranty repair information, visit or call (888) 848-5175. This warranty does not apply to accessories or damage caused where repairs have been made or attempted by others. This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may have other rights which vary in certain states or provinces.

In addition to the warranty, PORTER-CABLE tools are covered by our:

  • 1 YEAR FREE SERVICE: PORTER-CABLE will maintain the tool and replace worn parts caused by normal use, for free, any time during the first year after purchase.
  • 90 DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE: If you are not completely satisfied with the performance of your PORTER-CABLE Power Tool, Laser, or Nailer for any reason, you can return it within 90 days from the date of purchase with a receipt for a full refund – no questions asked.
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This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other legal rights which vary from state to state.