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Forum topic by RibsBrisket4me posted 10-23-2011 03:29 AM 1922 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-23-2011 03:29 AM

I was hoping to get some insight on corner lock miter bits. Have been thinking about getting a bit with set up blocks from MLCS in order to have a new way to make boxes.

I read using the set up blocks, makes these a ton easier to use.

Any feedback or insight is appreciated.


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#1 posted 10-23-2011 03:54 AM

I do a lot of lock miters, It is rare for me to build any kind of a cabinet without putting lock miters on all four verticle corners. I would never use a router for this though. I do it all on the shaper. Much safer and easer to control. the only draw back to lock miter cutters or bits is that your stock thickness has to match the cutter to have the joint perfect. I cut my lock miters on my stiles before I assamble my face frames. That way you are not trying to run the whole panel across the table to cut the profile.

-- Nils, So. Central MI. Wood is honest.Take the effort to understand what it has to tell you before you try to change it.

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#2 posted 10-23-2011 04:24 AM

Personaly I dont use them. As said above materail size is limited, plus they dont ad much to the joint.

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#3 posted 10-24-2011 11:05 PM

There was an article in FWW a few months back that explained how to set up lock miter bits using a digital height gauge.
“Dial In Setups with a Height Gauge” (FWW #218)

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#4 posted 10-30-2011 09:21 PM

Great info—thanks a ton!

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