Leigh Box Joint & Beehive Jig
A simple jig that makes great fitting box joints
B975 Box Joint & Beehive Jig
The B975 is a multipurpose box joint jig. It's a simple, easy-to-use tool for making 1/2" and 3/4" box joints on boards up to 13/16" thick, and from 1-1/2" to 17-13/16" wide. It’s also well suited for making beehive supers. See below.


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Router Table Requirements video — Leigh B975

Rout Classic Box Joints on the B975

You can rout 1/2" and 3/4" box joints with the B975. Make boxes, drawers, benches and even beehive supers for beehives. For larger projects, rout boards up to 17-13/16" in width, in the bench mode.

1/2" BOX JOINTS
  • symmetrical or asymmetrical joint layout
FIREWOOD BOX
  • great for heavy duty storage boxes
3/4" BOX JOINTS
  • symmetrical or asymmetrical joint layout
DRAWERS WITH 1/2" JOINTS
  • great for all cabinetry and storage units
BOX JOINTS ON WIDER BOARDS
  • symmetrical layout only
  • good for small furniture pieces
DRAWERS WITH 3/4" JOINTS
  • great for all cabinetry and storage units

After numerous requests from beekeepers, the B975 was designed to make joints for beehive supers.

Make Supers for Your Beehive

The B975 makes box joints for two standard heights of beehive supers.

  • Easy to Use
  • 1/2" and 3/4" box joints
  • Boards from 1-1/2"(38mm) to 17-13/16"(453mm) wide
  • Boards up to 13/16"(20.6mm) thick
  • 9-11/16"(246mm) jig width
  • Perfect for deep and honey supers

  • Simple jig operation
    The Leigh B975 Box Joint & Beehive Jig is easy to use.
    Simply guide your router around the 1/2" comb or the 3/4" comb of the template to rout accurate box joints.
    Easy step-by-step instructions

    The B975 Box Joint & Beehive Jig is designed for use by woodworkers of all levels. Leigh has made box joints easy in every way, from illustrated user guides and online instructional videos, to customer service second to none with instant toll-free technical support and help line.

    Router Requirements

    Handheld Router

    What Router Should I Use? The B975 is shipped with a 1/2" shank router bit. Leigh recommends a midsize router, from 1-1/2 to 2-1/4 HP (9-13 amps) with a 1/2" collet. This size provides great power to weight ratio. Fixed base routers are ideal because they have a lower center of gravity with handles mounted to the router base rather than the motor, as with plunge routers. However, if you are proficient with the use of a plunge router, it works just as well. When buying a router, also consider ergonomics, switch location, a good plunge mechanism and easy, accurate adjustment of bit height.
     

    Leigh recommends a midsize router

    Adaptors for your Router The B975 requires a router fitted with the Leigh e10 guide bushing. Leigh offers a range of guide bushing adaptors to fit most common routers. Learn more >

    Router Table

    Router tables are typically used with a bearing or fence, however, the Leigh B975 is guided around a guide bushing mounted in the router table. Leigh eBushes (guide bushings) are designed around the decades-old Porter Cable/Black & Decker industry standard. Therefore, you will need an insert ring to fit the eBush to your router table or router plate. See specifications below.

    Router table or router plate

    Leigh eBush and Nut

    Leigh eBush and Nut

    Router table insert plate

    To fit the eBush to your router table insert plate, you need a 1-3/8" diameter counter bore insert ring. Check with your router table or router plate (router lift) manufacturer, as to what adaptation, if any, is required.