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Astonishing Cut Quality

Astonishing Cut Quality

08-07-2020 08:50 PM by pintodeluxe | 35 comments »

I have been intrigued by these large diameter spiral flush trimming bits for a while now. I’ve used plenty of spiral bits, both upcut and downcut variety, but wanted to add some large diameter spirals to my arsenal. This is the Whiteside UDC9112 which is compression style spiral bit for clean top and bottom edges. You can get this in a top bearing, bottom bearing or combo bearing like this one. I chose the combo bearing for a wider variety of applications. So how does it work? I...

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For Big Chamfers

For Big Chamfers

07-05-2020 12:40 PM by CharlesA | 10 comments »

I’m building a piece where I need case miters on long boards. My table saw is not up to the task (long story) and my efforts with a circular saw weren’t working the way I wanted. I decided to try this big ole 45 degree bit. I marveled when I first tried Whiteside bits—how much better they performed. I decided to try the Whiteside 2306, made to cut chamfers on 3/4” boards. I was a bit nervous with this one because of how big a cut it takes. It is wonderful. The la...

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Whiteside Brass Set Up Gauges

Whiteside Brass Set Up Gauges

11-11-2019 05:13 PM by PPK | 13 comments »

I’m posting this review because these simple “tools” are perhaps one of the best $10 I’ve spent in a long time. These bars save a lot of time, and frustration. Simple brass bars in imperial increments. Use them for setting up the router, the table saw, mortising machine… anything that needs to be lined up accurately.Per my calipers, they are exactly the dimensions advertised. I used to use my rule or tape measure to get things set up, but I often ran int...

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Whiteside Router Bit UDFT5152 Flush Trim Up/Down Spiral Bit

Whiteside Router Bit UDFT5152 Flush Trim Up/Down Spiral Bit

10-29-2017 05:00 AM by Rich | 8 comments »

First, pardon the commercial web site photo. I usually prefer to post my own photos, but in this case, the image from the web site shows it best. This router bit is such a great performer. I’ve used two-flute flush trim bits for years with mixed success. If you can manage to run with the grain, they work beautifully. Using a combination bit with bearings on the top and bottom helps with that because you can flip the piece with the template attached and adjust the bit height so th...

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Whiteside Combination Compression Bit

Whiteside Combination Compression Bit

12-16-2014 11:46 PM by longgone | 15 comments »

I have a good number of router bits for different purposes that I have accumulated over the years…some good and some not so good. I have been looking at this spiral combo bit from Whiteside for a while…hoping it would go on sale…but it never seemed to…so and finally decided to buy it. I have given it a good workout before writing this review because it is not my everyday bit and isn’t cheap at $149. I’ve used it in my router table and also with a handhe...

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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 | 40 comments »

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

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Whiteside RFT5125 Flush Trim Up Cut Spiral Router Bit 1/2" D X 1-1/4" CL 1/2" SH 3-3/4" OL

Whiteside RFT5125 Flush Trim Up Cut Spiral Router Bit 1/2" D X 1-1/4" CL 1/2" SH 3-3/4" OL

12-09-2012 06:32 PM by Brad_Nailor | 14 comments »

I have recently been doing a lot of pattern routing on my router table. I had started out tracing pieces and cutting them out on the band saw then sanding them on my drum sander, with less than acceptable results (too many inconsistencies in the curves). So, I moved over to making a pattern and cutting close to the line with the band saw then finishing the cut with a pattern bit on the router table. First time I tried this I used a basic, two cutter, top mounted bearing pattern bit and immedi...

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Whiteside Router Inlay Kit

Whiteside Router Inlay Kit

07-02-2011 07:36 AM by pintodeluxe | 5 comments »

I could not be more satisfied with this inlay kit from Whiteside. I have read the complaints about other brands, how they are tough to center. Rest assured, the Whiteside comes with a 1/4” centering pin. The bit is a standard 1/4” shank – no reducer sleeve to mess with. The bit is a solid carbide down spiral cutter. It is sharp and cuts cleanly in oak and walnut. The bit also comes with a protective case – a nice touch. I have read reviews of other brands that ...

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Undersized Router bits for Plywood.

Undersized Router bits for Plywood.

01-03-2011 12:53 AM by Ken90712 | 9 comments »

I bought these only because they were 1/2 off during Xmas at Woodcraft. I usually just messed with my dado set, or walked it on the router table. These bits match the plywood that is undersized that we all buy from stores. It makes the joints perfectly and very tight! This makes it very quick to cut in perfect fitting dados on the router table quickly without messing with you table saw. The bits are for ¼, ½, & ¾ inch plywood.Very nice set to have on hand and would recommend them to you.

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