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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-05-2016, 06:31 PM Thread Starter
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Whiteside 3390 Fine Finger Joint Router Bit

5/16" - 1 1/4" MATERIAL THICKNESS
1 3/8" LARGE DIAMETER
5/16". FINGER DEPTH
3 1/4" OVERALL LENGTH
1/2" SHANK

I purchased this router bit to make finger joints on the corners of small decorative boxes, however, this bit is not designed for that application. I made 2 test cuts and realized that fact.
This bit is designed to cut finger joints on the ends or edges of two boards, to make them longer or wider.
This bit is very sharp and makes very precise and accurate joints.

This bit sells for $126, but I have found it on sale for $100 plus shipping.
The only comparable bit is the Freud 99-037 which sells for $100 plus shipping, but it could probably also be found on sale.

As good as Freud bits are, I prefer Whiteside, because I always get better results from Whiteside bits.

I have absolutely no use or need for this bit, and they will not take a return because I made 2 test cuts.

Almost Brand New Bit (2 test cuts) - $70

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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-05-2016, 10:26 PM
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Interesting bit. Looking at the top of my workbench, I see how they've taken short pieces of Maple and used this kind of bit to join them. But that means jointing and planer work to get every piece of scrap exactly the same width and thickness. Glue, pressure and you get long pieces.

The more I do, the less I accomplish.
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I'm guessing that you were mislead by the manufacturer's name for that bit Jim. If you look at texts from a century ago that profile was called a splice joint which is what it is and the only thing it's good for. It is occasionally referred to as a tapered finger joint but a true finger joint is what many refer to now as a box joint.

Your options for small boxes is a true finger joint, 45* miter joint, miter joint with splines, lock miter joint, or small dovetail.
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I feel your pain Jim.

Don in Murfreesboro,Tn.

Measure once cut twice and it's still to short.
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Jim when in doubt about something I ask questions here on this forum. Someone always knows the answer to my stupid questions and has saved me from making a mistake.

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Measure once cut twice and it's still to short.
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welcome to the forums Jim...

This would have been the week that I'd have finished chewing thru the restraints...
If only new layers hadn't been added....

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Thanks all. I should have researches further, but to me, finger joint means just that. Finger joint and box joint terms are intertwined all throughout woodworking articles, videos, and forums. I just need to be more careful.

I make boxjoints on the tablesaw and router table all the time. This bit just seemed like it would be easier. They do make a bit for finger/box joints by those names, however the cutters are not tapered.

Thanks for the welcome, but I have been a member of this forum for a good while now, under different names, because I either forget my name or my password, and I'm too brain dead to document that info somewhere.
I have gone by jg2259, [email protected], jimgallo37, and a few others.
When will I learn?


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Jim...there is a forgot password feature (in case it happens again) that allows you to enter your email address and a temporary password will be emailed to you...then you enter the temporary password, log in, go to Account Settings and change the password to a new one...(don't ask me how I know this)

When you log in and don't enter the right password you will get a long error message that ends in something like this "if you forgot your password click here"...click on the "here"...you're good to go...

Welcome again...wish I had a need for your bit but don't see one in my future...but thanks for offering it to the Forum...

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you need that bit Nick...
you really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really need that bit Nick..
trust us...

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For small boxes and drawers I use the MLCS box joint. If you look on the link, they have a "finger joint" bit same as Whiteside.

MLCS Box Joint and Finger Joint Router Bits

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