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Alan in little Washington
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Lock Miter bit setup
      #6374396 - 05/14/13 08:36 PM

I think few people will disagree that the lock miter bit requires a very accurate, and often difficult and very frustrating two-part setup- bit height and router table fence position must be set precisely. I found instructions available from various manufacturers and vendors were often incomplete, limiting, hard to execute, and sometimes downright wrong. Profile matching set-up blocks only work when the stock is the same thickness as the block- not all stock, especially ply, is exactly 3/4", the thickness of most blocks! Also, few (none?) of the instructions work if the thickness of the stock on each side of the joint is different.

A few months ago I hinted that a simple new solution was on the way. Well it is time to dig out and dust off your lock miter bits. I'm happy to say the solution has arrived with the release of the patent pending Infinity Lock Miter Master earlier today.

The Infinity website has more images, a video, and a link to the manual which shows the full range of lock miter joints made possible with this unique new set-up jig.





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NiteWalker
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Re: Lock Miter bit setup new [Re: Alan in little Washington]
      #6374450 - 05/14/13 09:10 PM

Nice job Alan!
Also, pm sent about an idea of my own.

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mbw
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Re: Lock Miter bit setup new [Re: NiteWalker]
      #6374601 - 05/15/13 06:30 AM

Allen
Great idea, but the price, ouch!

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NiteWalker
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Re: Lock Miter bit setup new [Re: mbw]
      #6375414 - 05/15/13 03:05 PM

It wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. If it was a woodpecker product? $70.

$30 isn't too bad for a one time buy, especially if you do lock miters a lot.

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mbw
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Re: Lock Miter bit setup new [Re: NiteWalker]
      #6375484 - 05/15/13 03:55 PM

I thought it was $ 59
My bad that's for two,
$29 isn't bad

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