|Item Weight||3 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||4.7 x 3.5 x 2.3 inches|
|California residents||Click here for Proposition 65 warning|
|Item model number||99-017|
|Style||Fluting Router Bit for Canoe Joint with 1/2-Inch Shank|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
Freud 99-017 Fluting Router Bit for Canoe Joint with 1/2-Inch Shank
|Price:||$46.34 & FREE Shipping. Details|
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Additionally the two large cutters that make up the tongue bit are adjustable with the spacers that are provided. They are stacked on the bit so you don't have to go looking for them when you want to make a change.
I have a lot of Freud bits, and I have bought all of them from Amazon. The price and convenience can't be beat. The one complaint that I have is that Freud does not wrap these bits in a way that protects them from a UPS shipment. Do you know what UPS stands for? Unbelievably Pulverized Shipments. :-) With carbide tipped bits, which are super brittle, rolling around in the box, after they come loose from the snap together plastic carrying enclosure, they are left to do battle with one another. Consequently, check your faces for defects when you get them. Amazon has the greatest customer service.
All in all a great set of bits, highly recommended.
First, nowhere in the packaging or on Amazon's site does it tell you that the drawer front MUST be 3/4" and the side can be either 3/4" or 1/2".
Second, it comes with no instructions and the setup is not straightforward. I found good instructions on the web site of a different manufacturer of drawer lock bits.
Third, nowhere is it mentioned that one has to use a sacrificial zero clearance fence when making a drawer lock joint in cabinet grade plywood. I used a spare piece of poplar. My tip: get the height set using one sacrificial fence, then cut a new one for the cleanest joints, because it is crucial to have zero clearance between the top of the bit and the fence. Even 1/16" will result in significant tear-out.
Last, because the setup is so fiddly, I do not recommend you use this bit for just a couple joints. If you are going to do a run of drawers its worth the effort, but not for one or two.
I must admit the instructions that come with the Freud bits leaves you a little dizzy. They eliminated all hand holding, and went into mechanical-arithmetic formulas for getting the job done. Then I discovered the CMT USA bit manufacturing instructions that are available at the CMTUSA.com web site under "How To" It is a lot more intuitive, whereas they give you step by step instructions. The thing about the CMT set is they are based on 5/8" of an inch spacing on one side, and 1/2" on the other. That makes for a lot of adjustment in doing the different stages. This Freud bit set, which is similar to the CMT in every way, except one. They are 9/16" on both sides, with 1/4" tongue area in the center.
You could make a casement sash with these bits, and simply build a frame to mount it in, and include the necessary configuring to allow for handles and opening mechanisms. That and a little weather-strip and you're set. This bit set also makes twin sashes for your standard double hungs. I bought a book here at Amazon called Windows and Skylights, and it went into a lot about making different style windows. Not about how to buy them, but about how to build them.Read more ›
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I used a two wing cutter in my wood 115 jointery class and had to some extra sanding. Two other class mates had the four wing cutters, and you could see the difference and feel... Read morePublished 1 day ago by Robert L Elkins
I gave it 3 stars because it works, but question whether it's necessary to deal with the futz-factor. The setup on a table mounted router takes some work to setup. Read morePublished 22 days ago by Michael R.
Wood thickness to get Type B cut is 1-1/16 inch. Thicker would be OK but no thinner. Use in a router table with a fence to guide material. Gives a nice clean cut. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Steven Woodward
I saw this bit in my woodworking magazine and thought it would be a nifty way to create some drawer boxes I was building. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Deborah A. Young