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Whiteside Oval Edge Bit

Whiteside Oval Edge Bit

10-29-2013 12:31 AM by laketrout36 | 4 comments »

A new project called for a new router bit. Many members here on LumberJocks hold Whiteside router bits in high regard. This is the second Whiteside router bit I’ve bought this year and am once again completely satisfied with it. I’m currently making a small rustic cabin with log siding as a presentation/display/gift box. The Whiteside oval edge bit # 1476 is a 1/2” shank, 3/4” bead opening and met my requirements. Tonight I put it in the router and fed one board p...

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Whiteside 3362 Lock Miter router bit

Whiteside 3362 Lock Miter router bit

09-29-2013 12:26 PM by Mark Colan | 39 comments »

I wrote a review on Amazon for the Whiteside 3362 Lock Miter router bit.

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Rockler Coping Sled

Rockler Coping Sled

09-27-2013 05:21 AM by Albe | 6 comments »

I have never wrote a tool review but after using Rockler’s Coping Sled and not seeing any other reviews I figured I’d try my luck. I actually bought the copping sled several years ago when I got frustrated when using a rail and stile bit set to do the profile on the end grain. No matter how hard I tried bit seemed to grab and it threw it off track. I again realized how much of a lifesaver it is when using it again doing the same operation. Although the copping sled seems a little steep ...

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Valfor Tools Bit Vise -- Router Bit maintenance and sharpening.   ( $69.95 )

Valfor Tools Bit Vise -- Router Bit maintenance and sharpening. ( $69.95 )

09-12-2013 11:59 AM by philphoto | 8 comments »

The need for the bit vise is at first glance, not exactly obvious. Many if not most woodworkers are less than diligent with maintenance and sharpening their bits and tools. It is of importance to note that a casual woodworker may not spend big dollar amounts on their bits, however all bits should be cleaned and sharpened, to operate as designed. The casual woodworker may not be aware of the need for maintenance, and some woodworkers just throw the dull bit away. As a retired professional ...

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Leigh VRS - the VRS24 exactly

Leigh VRS - the VRS24 exactly

09-11-2013 03:53 PM by ken_c | 6 comments »

I purchased the VRS attachment for my Leigh jig a while ago but hadn’t needed to make any dovetails for a while – until now – The vacuum attachment is well worth the $100. I estimate dust collection now at about 98%. I would highly recommend anyone with a Leigh jig pony up the extra cash and get that attachment. Mine is hooked up to a 4” port on the central dust collection but gets reduced to a 2 1/4” hose at the jig. That provides a fairly low air speed for...

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The MLCS Multi Joint System

The MLCS Multi Joint System

09-10-2013 10:09 AM by Blackie_ | 5 comments »

As a new adventurous into box joint, joinery and after study and research I optioned for the router table version The MLCS Multi Joint System as for me swapping out a router bit is much more to my liking apposed to swapping out a tablesaw blade plus it’s easier and leaves a cleaner cut. I’ve had this system for a good bit and after trial and error during the learning phase, I now have a good grasp on how it works, am pleased with how it preforms, it’s ease in use and ready t...

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Almost Magical

Almost Magical

08-12-2013 07:08 PM by pintodeluxe | 25 comments »

The Rockler Locking Miter bit for 3/4” stock really impressed me. I took the time to joint and plane the stock to uniform thickness. I butted the two edges together (as if I was making a table top) to make sure the edges were straight. A few small test boards is all it took to get good fitting, tight joints. In fact I was surprised how snug the fit was. It creates a perfect friction fit, that will stay together – even before the glue is added. The interlocking parts seem to ...

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Great New Design for Incra Router Plate Inserts

Great New Design for Incra Router Plate Inserts

08-06-2013 11:43 PM by Greg..the Cajun Wood Artist | 9 comments »

I have an Incra master Lift II and it has the magnetic insert plates that are the best thing since sliced bread…but now that sliced bread has become even tastier with the new Incra Clean Sweep Inserts. I bough a set of these last week because I like the idea of them eliminating most of the dust and chips that always occur with pretty much all router plates…sure seemed like a good design idea when I looked at their video. So, I bought a set and used them in my router table a...

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A brilliant invention for routers

A brilliant invention for routers

06-24-2013 03:25 AM by harry1 | 11 comments »

Yesterday under “projects” I posted a thread concerning my “discovery” of the MUSLECHUCK, which replaces the standard router chuck and only requires a half tun of an Allen key to lock in the bit securely. There has been such a BIG response that a member suggested that this may be a better place so as a comprise I suggest that all members who are into or contemplating learning about routing take a look at my original post which reached top 3 yesterday in the PROJECTS se...

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Decent Set for occasional use

Decent Set for occasional use

05-08-2013 02:36 PM by Bill1974 | 2 comments »

I have had this set for a couple of years and used maybe a quarter of the bits. Like other have said not the best way to spend money, it’s better to buy individual or small sets of high quality bits. I realized this after buying some freud, whiteside, and amana bits. The case that the bits come in is nice and it hangs on the wall nicely and look impressive. The downside is the bits are a challenge to get out, work gloves and taking the case off the wall are generally necessary. T...

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