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For use in #1 poplar and cedar. I would rather just get one that works the best the first time around and also wondering if any are easier to set up than others. It would be for 3/4" thick boards. Thanks

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If you are doing only 3/4" material any brand is okay. I prefer Whiteside lock miter bit. Regarding set up there are lots of opinions. Many have a set up block that can be purchased. They are accurate if your material is exactly the same thickness as the block. There are several alternative set ups With some care I scribed a center line between the top and bottom of the cutter on the body of the bit. I align it with a CL on the material There other methods google lock miter for hours of entertainment

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For use in #1 poplar and cedar. I would rather just get one that works the best the first time around and also wondering if any are easier to set up than others. It would be for 3/4" thick boards. Thanks
better known bits like Freud, Whiteside, CMT, Amana etc..
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@ paduke Thanks for the info and I follow what you are saying. If not right on the first time a little bump up or down, forward or backward should make it easy to set. Starting in the ballpark with your method is a big help, thanks.

@ stick Absolutely. And I'm going for carbide as well. OK, I would LIKE carbide....not going to use the car payment for a bit but want it to last a good long while.

Apparently Rocker is watching me type cause I'm being bombarded with their ads for a 45* LMB. But they don't say it is carbide tipped so one could assume it's HSS?

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Apparently Rocker is watching me type cause I'm being bombarded with their ads for a 45* LMB. But they don't say it is carbide tipped so one could assume it's HSS?
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in this day and age I would think HSS bits aren't all that easy to find...

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Thanks John, more "grist for the mill" is always appreciated.

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Dave if you wanted a HSS lock miter bit you would have to have it specially made. Lock miter bits come in at least 3 sizes for different thicknesses of wood. Make sure you get the one for the range you want to work in. Infinity sells a set up gauge for around $35 I think that works for different thicknesses of wood. I know that CMT's online catalog has a small section in it showing how to set up some of their more difficult bits like rail and stile and lock miters.

In a bit test about 8 years ago Infinity rated better than CMT, Amana, and Freud but not better than Whiteside or Eagle America. Freud bits are good but I don't have the same love affair with them that others do. I have had better performance out of my Lee Valley bits and, in fact, Lee Valley also scored higher than Freud, CMT, and Amana in that bit test.

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Thank You Charles, appreciate the info.

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Do yourself a huge favor and get the Infinity lock-mitre jig. It makes setup so much easier than trial and error.
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