I just bought a PC 4112 half-blind dovetail jig. It comes supplied with a 1/2" diameter, 14-degree bit with a 1/2" cutter length. I read an excellent article by Jack Loganbill that indicated that you could use other cutter options (his article illustrated using a Leigh #80 bit that was 1/2" diameter, 8-degrees, and 13/16" cutting length) to create more robust-looking dovetails that are not as shallow as those produced by using the 14-degree bit. My question is this: What will the resulting dovetails look like if you go with a wider versus a narrower bit, and what happens when you go with a longer versus a shorter cutting length?? I'm really at a loss in trying to picture what effect it will have on the dovetails produced by varying either of these 2 variables.
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