Join Date: Dec 2008
First Name: Anders
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Hi all experts.
I'm struggling with a simple setup routine for my Finger Joint Assembly Router Bit (copied this from the web, don't know the correct name in English).
I've made a list with setup values(router bit height from table) depending on the thickness of my boards. But it seems like I'm doing it wrong. Despite my (in my opinion) good calculations I'm getting some difference between the two boards when mounting. I've read that setup should be at centerline on both bit and workpiece, but that's VERY difficult to measure.
I'm using it for both end to end and edge to edge. It's very tedious to setup with the trial & error method.
What are you building? Are you trying to put end to end & edge to edge together at same time? Try using a glue joint bit for edge to edge or even biscuts.
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Sounds like you are takling about a box joint, some times called a Finger Joint, a jig is needed to get them right every time...
Many sale the jigs but the best one I have found is the OakPark one...it can be used in many ways not only for the box joint.
I guess i was too slow typing.
So it is in fact a finger joint cutter.
Looking at the pdf you posted, it doesn't seem like there is an easy way.
Do you have 'micro adjust' on your router ? That would make it easier.
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