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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 03-18-2008, 09:05 AM Thread Starter
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Ugh... I've learned my lesson with cheap bits.

Actually I learned my lesson a long time ago, just not before I bought the cheap router bits. Sometime in my past I needed a template bit and there was a "case" of router bits for some low $ figure that had that and a few other bits that I have used successfully over the years (5-6 or so).

This past week I purchased a new router and incra ultralight fence and put together a quick table for the project at hand and went to make some dovetails with my 1/2" 14* dovetail bit that I had because it was in the box of bits I had. Let's just say that nothing was coming close and I was getting real frustrated with the incra fence / documentation. LOML finally nudges me to try a bit that was much too big for the project at hand, but was a "known" quality from Rockler and this was spot on the first try. I felt like an idiot but this made me feel much better about the Incra situation and question the other router bit.

In the end I was able to figure out that the other bit is approx. 1/2" 10* dovetail bit that was labeled as a 14*.

Hence the lesson, know and trust thy router bits.

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 03-18-2008, 09:43 AM
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Hi Duane

I think it comes down to know what you have for router bits, dovetail bits come in many ways, (sizes and types) if you check the bits from Rockler you will see they are the M10 type just like the items below.
I also have the Incra setup and the bits I use work very well in the Incra setup.

Many router bit sets will have one or two of the diff.type in the set...

These bits are ISO K10 Carbide with a HRC91 hardness rating.
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