PC4216 Dovetail Jig - Bits super short?

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Forum topic by 86LG4T5 posted 01-22-2015 06:43 PM 902 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-22-2015 06:43 PM

When I loaded my first tails bit I was very surprised at how shallow the shank depth in the collet could be to hit the pre-determined depth measurement for the jig. Maybe half the shank is supported by the collet. Maybe less. Doesn’t seem safe. Anybody else seen this? BTW I have a Bosch router.

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#1 posted 01-22-2015 07:08 PM

Maybe this is something new. Mine is about 10 years old, but it came with a standard-length bit.

Edit: I sort of mis-read your question. But no, I don’t recall needing to seat the bit at less than full depth in the collet to get things set up properly.

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#2 posted 01-23-2015 07:19 AM

I have that jig also, and don’t recall any issues with the bit.

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