Strong, Simple Box Joints
Make boxes, drawers, step stools and more
1/2" and 3/4" Box Joints
With the B975 you can rout two sizes of box joints on boards up to 13/16" thick. With a width capacity of 1-1/2" to 17-13/16", it’s ideal for a variety of projects, large and small.
A step-over cam and a simple procedure makes it possible to rout wider boards for larger projects like step stools and tool boxes.
Router Table Use
The B975 design allows the template to be used upside down on the router table, for boards up to 9-11/16" wide.
Precision Injection Molded Template
The B975 Jig Template is made of glass-reinforced nylon, for a full lifetime of use.
User Made Beam
The template and side stops attach to a simple user made beam of MDF or common 2x4.
Adjustable Side Stop
The unique adjustable side stop has two functions: The socket board is positioned against the Socket Board Stop A, and the Pin Board Stop B is flipped to the right, to provide the correct offset for the pin board.
Leigh Brand Router Bit
A Leigh brand straight bit with a 1/2" cutting diameter and 1/2” shank, No.160, is included with the B975. This carbide-tipped router bit is among the best you can buy, made with C2 or C3 micro-grain carbide. Each bit is honed with 600 grit diamond wheels for smooth, efficient routing. The shank is 1-3/4" long to handle the thickness of the template.
Joint Fit Adjustment
Joinery is all about the fit. The patented elliptical eBush makes joint fit easy.
The barrel of the e10 is elliptical (A), unlike plain circular guide bushings (B). When rotated, the effective diameter of the barrel changes, allowing fit adjustments as small as .001"[0.025mm].
All routing starts with the e10 in the 5 position (A). Turning the e10 toward the "10" position (B) results in a tighter fit. Turning it toward the "0" position (C) results in a looser fit.
Clamping and Mounting
Pin and socket boards are mounted in a vice or portable workbench. Quick grip clamps are used to clamp the jig to the board. Clamps not included.
JIG SIZE AND WEIGHT
Length: 12.6" [320mm]
Height: 0.49" [12.5mm]
Depth: 3.76" [95.5mm]
Weight: 0.94 lb [430 grams]
Package (Carton) size: 1.7 lbs. (.77 kg) 13-1/2" x 6-1/2" x 2-1/2" (342 x 165 x 64 mm)
Box joints in 1/2" and 3/4" joint sizes
IN THE BOX
Jig Template, glass-reinforced nylon
Side Stops, adjustable for pin and socket board positioning
Step-over Cams, 1/2" and 3/4", accurate indexing when routing wider boards
Straight Bit 160, ½" x 1-1/4", 1/2" shank
Guide Bushing, e10 Elliptical eBush for joint fit adjustment
Pin Wrench, for eBush adjustment
10 Screws, No.8 Phillips Pan Head, for beam assembly
User Guide, fully Illustrated
1/2" HSS spiral upcut router bit 180
1/2" solid carbide spiral upcut router bit 180C