Q & A: Slot Cutter vs. Plate Joiner
I saw an ad for a slot-cutting router bit. I have a router
It depends on what kind of joints you plan to make.A slot
• A butt-corner joint (Photo 4) can be made, but requires the
• On a tee-butt joint (Photo 5) you can rout the end slot but
• A corner miter (Photo 6) is best handled using the slot
A plate joiner (photo below), on the other hand,
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Cutting angle joints with a plate joiner
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This story originally appeared in American Woodworker June 2001, issue #87.
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