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chip73

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10-14-2021 10:30 PM

Topic tags/keywords: jigs router bits question

I bought this jig to do Box Joints on 12 boards. Yes, I will also use the dovetails in the future. But right now I need Box Joints. When I opened the instructions it said if I want a better-looking Box-Joint to buy a 3/8″ High-Speed Steel Spiral Upcut Bit 173-500. I find this sad as I would think Leigh would want you to get as nice a-looking joint as possible. So my question is does Whiteside have the same bit or is there a difference with a Leigh bit. Don’t want to $45 and wait a week to get it. I can have a Whiteside in a day. Any thoughts I would appreciate it. Thanks

-- Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.


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#1 posted 10-14-2021 10:43 PM

Why don’t you just try the enclosed bit first?

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#2 posted 10-14-2021 10:53 PM

Already did thanks Captain Obvious!

-- Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.

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#3 posted 10-14-2021 11:15 PM

The Whiteside bit will work well. I don’t know why they’re recommending a HSS bit. All of my spiral bits are carbide and do a fine job.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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#4 posted 10-14-2021 11:36 PM

Thanks Rich I was looking at carbide also. But have never tried carbide all my bits HSS.

-- Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.

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#5 posted 10-28-2021 06:47 PM

Just a heads up the whiteside is not the same diameter as Leigh. Just slightly smaller. Causes you to go down to zero on the E10. I had fit problems at zero couldn’t go less than.

-- Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.

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#6 posted 10-28-2021 08:54 PM

Being a Captain Obvious. Why not buy carbide bits for it from Leigh?

Or

I was reading the description of the bits on the Leigh site and the bits are all carbide

I have the D4 Jig and all the bits are carbide and work great

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#7 posted 10-28-2021 11:39 PM

Hey Redoak, Yes hindsight tells me that but I was impatient and I could get the whiteside in a day and thought the Leigh would be 5 days. You would think 3/8 would be 3/8. Speaking of captain obvious one has to be wrong. Anyway will be taking your advice and going with Lehigh.
Thanks

-- Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.

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