Dovetail Jig Dust Collection
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Hi, guys

Just thought I'd share my experience with the new dust collection system for the Porter Cable 4200 dovetail jigs built by Leigh. The Leigh VRS1200 works as advertised by collecting (easily...) 90% of the dust generated when cutting dovetails with the router.

It was an easy install




And really does work like a charm... Yes 




This is after 5 drawers. Granted not a big sample, but it would have easily been much worse - and I would have been wearing a fair amount of the chips & dust...




Just thought I'd throw this out there. I know there are a lot of the PC 4200 series jigs out there, and this is a worthy addition. Speaking for myself, I wish I had paid more attention to dust collection when I started making sawdust. I've used this jig for a lot of drawers, and I would have bought this sooner had it been available..

Dave
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#12
  Re: Dovetail Jig Dust Collection by Big Dave (Hi, guys Just tho...)
Thanks for sharing. Looks like a good idea.
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#13
  Re: Dovetail Jig Dust Collection by Big Dave (Hi, guys Just tho...)
I have the vrs for my Leigh jig. I didn’t realize it worked with non-Leigh dt jigs. Is that one made specifically for the pc 4212?
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  Re: Dovetail Jig Dust Collection by Big Dave (Hi, guys Just tho...)
Something new Leigh made for the Porter Cable Juss.
Any free advice given is worth double price paid.
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  Re: RE: Dovetail Jig Dust Collection by Juss1 (I have the vrs for m...)
(04-08-2019, 08:59 PM)Juss1 Wrote: Is that one made specifically for the pc 4212?

Yes it is. Yes

Actually, any of the 4200 series Porter Cable jigs...


I forgot to add that I have no affiliation with Leigh. Winkgrin
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  Re: RE: Dovetail Jig Dust Collection by Big Dave ([quote='Juss1' pid='...)
(04-08-2019, 08:59 PM)Juss1 Wrote: I have the vrs for my Leigh jig. I didn’t realize it worked with non-Leigh dt jigs. Is that one made specifically for the pc 4212?

(04-08-2019, 11:46 PM)Big Dave Wrote: Yes it is. Yes

Actually, any of the 4200 series Porter Cable jigs...


I forgot to add that I have no affiliation with Leigh. Winkgrin

Interesting.  Good accessory.  Cool
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  Re: Dovetail Jig Dust Collection by Big Dave (Hi, guys Just tho...)
Dave

Just wondering if that was by a vacuum cleaner or DC?  I am thinking there is a difference on how it will suck up the chips???
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  Re: Dovetail Jig Dust Collection by Big Dave (Hi, guys Just tho...)
Just a standard Shop-Vac, Arlin.
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#19
  Re: Dovetail Jig Dust Collection by Big Dave (Hi, guys Just tho...)
After a little googling I found this accessory.

https://www.rockler.com/vrs1200-vacuum-r...etail-jigs

Looks like a decent accessory. But at $78.00..... I might fashion one up
Steve


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#20
  Re: Dovetail Jig Dust Collection by Big Dave (Hi, guys Just tho...)
I ordered the VRS1200 the day it was officially announced. The owner of my local Woodcraft had told me it was in the works several months earlier, so I had been watching for it. I was amazed at how well it worked the first time I cut dovetails with it attached to the jig. I always had to wear a shop apron and sweep up the chips and dust between boards in the past. Using the VRS1200 with a standard Shop-Vac almost completely eliminated the chips and dust. It was wonderful!

Scott
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