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Offline HarveyWildes

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What's the minimum LR32 set for blind shelf pins?
« on: August 20, 2018, 09:28 AM »
The complete LR32 kit comes with the following:
*  Guide plate
*  Centering mandrel
*  Wrench
*  Hinge location cutter HM dia. 1-3/8" (35 mm)
*  2 5mm bits - I don't understand the difference between the two - why one is listed as 7/32" and the other as 3/16".
*  2 parallel edge stops
*  2 Screw Clamp, 4-11/16"
*  2 longitudinal stops
*  Sys1 Systainer

But it looks to me like a complete set for blind shelf pin holes is this:
*  Guide plate
*  Centering mandrel
*  Wrench
*  5mm brad point bit (not sure which of the two in the kit is this bit).
*  2 parallel edge stops
*  2 Screw Clamp, 4-11/16"
*  2 Longitudinal stops

And then, it looks like the "2 parallel side fences with adjustable stop" aren't needed if you have parallel guides.  The wrench - a convenience.  And I already have several sets of clamps.  So for me, it looks like a usable set would include:
*  Guide plate & Centering mandrel    ($140)
*  5mm brad point bit for blind holes ($36)
*  Longitudinal stop ($32)

I already have 2 55" "holey" rails, so that is not an issue

The total for that is comparable to the cost of high-end, drill-based systems.  I'm leaning toward the Festool system because it is router based, which seems more reliably repeatable to me.

Am I missing anything?

« Last Edit: August 20, 2018, 09:51 AM by HarveyWildes »

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Offline Cochese

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Re: What's the minimum LR32 set for blind shelf pins?
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2018, 10:00 AM »
The two different bits are for blind holes and through holes.

I don't know if you'll be happy or successful using the parallel guides as a substitute for the edge guides.

Offline Dick Mahany

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Re: What's the minimum LR32 set for blind shelf pins?
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2018, 10:10 AM »
The items you have listed will definitely be sufficient for drilling blind shelf pin holes.  The brad point bit has been the most used in my set as I haven't needed to use the pointed bit for through drilling very often, but it can be handy depending on your intended future uses.

While the rails can be set by several methods for the proper set back, the 485758 Parallel Edge Stops are particularly useful for rapid placement of holes that will accurately locate mounting plates for Euro style hinges.  Also, if you think that you may be doing Euro style hinged doors in the future, then the edge stops are excellent for locating cup hinge holes accurately for various overlay offsets, but not necessary for shelf pin hole arrays.

One curious thing....the brad point bit in my set is marked 460953 and has 5mm x 60.5mm etched on it.  When I have searched for replacement 5mm brad point bits, all I seem to find are 491066  5mm x 30mm bits.  The pointed through-drill bit in my set is marked 460952 with the same 60.5mm etching.
« Last Edit: August 21, 2018, 08:52 AM by Dick Mahany »