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Finger Joint Bit by MLCS

For stock sizes 5/16" to 1-1/4"
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SKU #P16-4037
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Produce professional top quality fine finger joints in a wide range of stock thicknesses. Join wood end-to-end or edge-to-edge. To use, simply align cutters with center of stock and make first cut, face up. Cut matching side, face down. Two- flute, carbide-tipped, anti-kickback design. Use in router table only.

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Important Specs

  • Stock Size: 1/2" - 1-1/4"
  • (C) Cutting Depth: 5/16"
  • (L) Cutting Length: 1-1/2"
  • (D) Large Diameter: 1-3/8"
  • Overall Length: 3-1/4"
  • Shank Size: 1/2"

Product Instructions:

Finger Joint Bit

Router Safety Chart - Suggested Speeds:

Bit Diameter Max Speed
up to 1" 24000 RPM
1-1/16" to 2" 18000 RPM
2-1/16" to 2-1/2" 16000 RPM
2-9/16" to 3" 14500 RPM
over 3" 12000 RPM

Router Safety Tips:

  • Always wear eye and ear protection.
  • Always use properly sharpened bits.
  • Never use bits that are dull or damaged.
  • Shank must be completely inserted into collet and then backed-off approximately 1/16".
  • Don't "bottom-out" bit in collet.
  • Never partially insert bit into collet. Minimum 1" of shank needs to be in collet.
  • Tighten bit securely and recheck periodically for possible slippage or "run-out" due to wear.
  • Keep collet clean and replace if worn.
  • Never start the router with the bit in contact with wood.
  • Always feed your work or router in the proper direction against the bit rotation.
  • Don't force feed the bit or overload your router, Feed at a constant moving speed to avoid burning the wood.
  • Do not face tool's discharge when operating.
  • Always unplug router when changing bits or making adjustments.
  • Use a router table and fence whenever possible.
  • Make sure your work piece is properly secured and use push blocks, sticks and featherboards whenever possible.
  • Keep all your bits, bearings and assemblies clean, lubricated, and securely fastened. To avoid damage, store them properly in a pouch, box or tray.
  • The bigger the bit, the lower RPM recommended (see chart).
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Used with sliding table shaper to make end-grain joints. Makes a nice tight joint with short fingers(5/16"). Worth the money IMO.

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