Lock Miter bit setup

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Forum topic by woodworker59 posted 11-20-2012 10:33 PM 1194 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-20-2012 10:33 PM

Topic tags/keywords: resource question router joining modern

I have always made my drawers with hand cut joints, but am in a situation where I need to make some drawers using this new fangled lock miter bit for the router table.. never used one, so I am hoping that someone here can explain to me how to set up the bit and how to use it.. I do have a standard router table with a 2HP router that I have barely used. So hey guys whats the deal.. how do you use a lock miter bit?
Thanks in advance… Papa


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#1 posted 11-20-2012 10:46 PM


I’m not much for routers, haven’t touched mine in a long long time. However, I did find this on the web for your review:

Hope one of these helps.

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#2 posted 11-20-2012 11:56 PM

Hey Papa, I’m checking on your vocabulary. You said “lock miter”, which is a whole different beast than “drawer lock”.
shows a lock miter cutter.

So, which is is?

-- Dan Krager, Olney IL There are three types of people...those who are good at math and those who aren't.

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#3 posted 11-21-2012 01:11 AM

Well, I’ve used a drawer lock bit for awhile… but there was
sometimes a little tearout on the top side and I started
rabbeting and brad nailing them instead. With the
drawer lock bit I fussed around with some sample
pieces until I had a fit I liked and then kept those as
set-up jigs.

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#4 posted 11-21-2012 02:09 AM

Thank you all very much, after watching vid’s, I think I may just do finger joints instead.. I can cut those pretty quickly by hand and I don’t have to worry about screwing something up.. thanks again.. will let you know how I make out.. I just don’t like progress… keep me in the past and I love it… haha Papa


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