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I am "attempting" to glue up boards using Freud Reversible glueing bit. Having trouble finding the center of the bit (and joints are way off). IS there a "centering block" type tool for the Freud router (half inch shaft) or an easy way to find the center of the bit?
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Ezset For Freud Bits-Sommerfeld's Tools For Wood

# Now, with the new Easy Set you can position your router bit perfectly the first time.
The Easy Set is made of a special compressed plastic that will not distort and comes with the capability to set the exact height for eight different router bits.
Four of those bits are the hardest ones to set up:
# 45* Lockmiter
# 22 1/2* Lock Miter
# Drawer Lock
# Glue Joint . The other four are our most popular bits:
# Groove Cutter in our Tongue and Groove Cabinetmaking Set
# Glass Panel Cope Cutter
# Raised Panel Cope Cutter
# Baby Lock Miter.

Easy Set adjusts to any material thickness from 23/32" to 1 3/16".
Jig is adjusted by rotating the center dial clockwise; jig clicks at posi-stops every 1/128". (Note: know the exact thickness of your wood for perfect results.)
Dial the Easy Set to the exact thickness of your stock. Use the jig to set the height of your bit, cut your joint - it's that easy.
Takes the trial and error guesswork out of router bit set-up.

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Can you measure to ~.002"?
Then try this.
1) Set the cutter to ~ center and cut a 12" length of flat uniform thick scrap.
2) Cut in half & assemble.
3) Measure the error (surface), divide x 2, and change cutter height x that amount
4) Given good material prep, straight fence and flat table, parts will fit whence you make the cutter height change.
Appreciate, glue joint cutters joint and profile in one step; you'll need a split fence for this.
Some glue joint options.
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Hi Bob

How does his Freud version differ from the regular yellow one?

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Hi Peter

The yellow one is setup for the deeper bits, that's to say Sommmerfled bits cut like a shaper cutters do...( 1/2" deep ) the norm is 7/16" deep, like the Freud bits.
But here's tip they will work for both types, don't need to go all the way in for most bits, just use the edge of the cutter to set them up..
The real key is the thickness of the stock and the center point on it.

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How does his Freud version differ from the regular yellow one?

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