When a project starts with a shipment of wood from an antique english barn, something special is bound to happen:
If you found this post after searching the web for a replacement half-blind dovetail templet for your old Porter Cable 24″ OMNIJIG, you’ve probably found out that Porter Cable no longer manufactures the original 24″ OMNIJIG Dovetail machine (model #7116). And unfortunately, factory replacement parts for this jig are becoming few and far between. I discovered this when I unsuccessfully tried to purchase a replacement 1/2″ half blind dovetail templet (model #7117) for our 24″ jig. Fortunately I have access to a CNC router so I carefully measured the original templet and produced one out of 1/4″ aluminum bar stock. It worked beautifully.
Recognizing that most small woodworking shops don’t have CNC capabilities, we have produced a small inventory of this templet and are offering it to others at $95 plus $25 shipping and handling (continental US only). Items are shipped by UPS ground. (VA customers will need to pay a 5% state sales tax) Sorry, international shipping is not currently available.
Please be aware that this is not a factory original part and there may be slight differences between the looks of the replacement templet and the original templet you received with the jig. However, the differences are cosmetic and you will find that the important dimensions are held to a very tight tolerance. There are two extra holes in the template that were used to secure the part to the CNC during machining. When changing to the new template, you may have to slightly “tweak” the jig settings to achieve tight/flush dovetails. Also note, the replacement templet does not include the angle mounting tabs required to secure the templet to the OMNIJIG. (You will need to re-use the mounting tabs from your original templet.)
If you have questions or would like to place an order, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Upon receipt of your order, we will email an invoice to you which you can pay through PayPal.
Sorry. I am currently sold out of this item. At this time, I am undecided whether I will make more.