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    Porter cable copy of Leigh jig

    I have a porter cable dovetail jig, looks just like the Leigh jig accessories and all. Did porter cable build under license to Leigh. Does any one know the story.

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    Last edited by Charles Grauer; 09-19-2021 at 10:07 AM.

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    Never heard of it, what is the Porter Cable model number. It has a flipping comb system and lines up with a cursor?

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    I wonder if "just like" may need some clarification. How about a quick snapshot?
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    Ok, sorry for delay, snown under with doctor appointments

    it is a delta porter cable 77240. Omni jig. D0B330D8-54C6-497D-B052-1DCF3A5BA77B.jpg16F95D2E-366F-4BDF-A55B-019BEBE5F3D0.jpg5107750A-619D-49BA-8F29-900FAE8E95AB.jpg

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    I did find some videos about it. Just says discontinued. Not sure what the story is but it works good. Norm Abrams even did a video for them. I guess end of story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charles Grauer View Post
    I did find some videos about it. Just says discontinued. Not sure what the story is but it works good. Norm Abrams even did a video for them. I guess end of story.
    Norm was on the payroll back then. There are a lot more differences to the Porter Cable than similarities to the Leigh. The half fingers are similar, but that's about it from what I can see,

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    Ok. Thanks , I guess I saw the bar and flip over fixture and jumped to the wrong conclusion


    charles

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    I've had them both. Pretty much the exact same system. The Porter Cable is sloppier and has some less refined features, like the endstop that screws into place instead of being machined into the main body. My PC did, however, have the really nice height gauge feature which made it a bit easier to return to a specific set up. I doubt licensing needs to be an issue as this system is well out of it's patent years. In my opinion, the Leigh is just a little better in the quality department.

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    Thanks all for comments. Charles

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