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Offline darita

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Dovetail Bits With Leigh DR4...
« on: July 31, 2018, 03:56 PM »
Wondering if anyone has tried the Rockler 8mm dovetail bits with the Leigh DR4?  There's a set for around $50 and I'm wondering if they're worth buying?

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Offline Alanbach

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Re: Dovetail Bits With Leigh DR4...
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2018, 09:56 PM »
I don’t own their dovetail bit but I do own quite a few of their router bits. I’ve never had a problem or complaint with them. I have a Rockler store near me so they are my go to woodworking store of convenience. I probably own ten or fifteen of their bits.

Offline Joe Felchlin

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Re: Dovetail Bits With Leigh DR4...
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2018, 10:20 PM »
I’ve been using the Leigh D4R Pro Dovetail Jig for years.
I bought and used Leigh’s set of cutters/bits for the D4R.
https://www.leighjigs.com/cutters-d4.php
Expensive... But they’ve stayed sharp and cut/rout excellently.
For other router needs, I prefer Freud 1/2” shank carbide bits.
So I don’t know much about Rockler’s bits.

Having said that - For $50 - That Rockler set looks like a great deal.
The “trick” is: Will they “spec out” - Bit for bit, comparatively - With the Leigh D4R set.
If they do, I’d say: “That’s a ‘buy’”.

From Leigh’s web site:
5116-8   16-piece Boxed Bit Set for the D4R Pro and all 24" D-series Dovetail Jigs
Includes 8mm and 1/2" shank router bits: Through dovetail bits 50-8(1/4"), 60-8(5/16"), 70-8(3/8"), 75-8(7/16"), 80-8(1/2"), 90(11/16"), 100(13/16"), 140-8(5/16"), 150(7/16"), 160(1/2") and half-blind bits 80-8(8°), 101-8(10°), 112-8(12°), 120-8(14°), 128-8(18°). Also includes a 1/2" to 8mm collet reducer for 8mm shank bits (172-8), a 5/8" guide bushing for 1/2" shank bits (716C), and a FREE bit storage box.
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