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Setting up a lock-miter bit

Drawing of profile of bit on wood

Lock-miter joints have a lot going for them: appearance, self-alignment for easy assembly and clamping, and ample gluing surfaces for strength. They're ideal for right-angle corners of boxes, columns, cabinets, frames, and the like. Plus, you can cut both parts of the joint with a single router-table setup.

But getting the correct router-table setup -- both the bit height and fence position have to be just right -- can be a challenge. Here's a sure-fire method for setting up this bit.

Drawing of profile of bit on wood
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