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  • #16
    I use this one from Lee Valley and I think it works great and it also makes a nice looking joint. (Item #16J76.62)


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    • #17
      Sorry the Whiteside bit was bad for you. I have had good luck with them and the drawer lock bit I have has not caused me any burn. Here is similar bit. Be prepared for the price though as you Amana bits tend to be a bit high. Great quality IMHO.

      http://www.amanatool.com/bits/55386.html
      I came...<br /><br />I saw...<br /><br />I changed the plans.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by G.W.:
        Sorry the Whiteside bit was bad for you. I have had good luck with them and the drawer lock bit I have has not caused me any burn. Here is similar bit. Be prepared for the price though as you Amana bits tend to be a bit high. Great quality IMHO.

        http://www.amanatool.com/bits/55386.html
        Whiteside troubles? Seldom here of anyone unhappy with them. Return it for sure.
        Amana are great too - I personally prefer Whitesides or find them equal at better price and maybe that is basis for preferring. Both occupy places in my shop.

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        • #19
          Thanks for all the input. One more question. Is there any significance to the color of a router bit? It seems that I have the most trouble with ones that are blue or uncoated, red ones work much better and yellow ones are really good. Is that coincidence or is the color an indicator of the quality of the steel or carbide used to make the bit?

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          • #20
            Colour tends to be the trademark of the manufacturer. Red - Freud, Yellow - Kempston, Orange - CMT, Grey - Sears etc. If Red works well it is because it is a top quality Freud bit and it likely came at a top quality price. SO there is a link between colour and quality but only at a manufacturer level

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            • #21
              I just fired up my Woodhaven tonight. One test cut (45 seconds), minor readjustment (2 minutes), second test cut (45 seconds) and it's good to go for as many drawers as I need.

              http://www.woodhaven.com/singleprodu.../?fromsearch=1

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