Once you learn the technique it is absolutely worth it, especially if you're making small jewelry box drawers and boxes. They really look professionally done. This was my first attempt after seeing a jewelry box in a store that used them. Not a good joint for larger projects IMO.Thanks guys. I think the Infinity web site was down when I looked the other day. I m not sure if this bit is worth the trouble, I ll have to think about it.
You clearly fail to understand the purpose of the whole method. It's not to use the gauge on every setup to get the bit and fence adjusted based on test cuts. You are profiling your bit and developing two equations based on the thickness of the board-one for the bit height and the other for the fence. You only go through the full process once for the bit.I just disagree with Rich. I find his $60 wixey gizmo worthless, but that s what makes America great. Lots o ways to skin a cat. A digital setup gauge is no more or less useful to achieve the tolerance you need for a perfect lock miter joint. It s simply a different kind of useful. Both methods will get you darn close off the bat. You ll still need to micro adjust to get it perfect whichever method you use.
Right here is where you're on the wrong track. That jig will get you roughed in. My method will get you zeroed in on the first try.Thing is, the jig will get you roughed in a lot faster. Like the digital measure, it can be used for practically any bit and material thickness…...
And if I want to use 1/2" or 5/4 - then it's a no go or I need to make different blocks.