Bits for Super Jigs and the D1600

Router Bits for Super Jigs and the D1600

High Quality Bits
Leigh Brand carbide-tipped router bits are among the best you can buy. They are made with high quality C2 and C3 micro grain carbide for long bit life. Each bit is honed to a fine edge with 600 grit diamond wheels for smooth, efficient routing. All shanks are 1-3/4" long to handle the thickness of the finger assembly or accessory template. Leigh router bits are manufactured to ISO 9002 standards.

 

Shank Size
Every Leigh dovetail jig is shipped with 8mm shank router bits. They are considerably stronger and stiffer than 1/4" shanks, allowing smoother cuts and faster feed rates with a greater margin of safety. Routers with 8mm or 1/2" collets are required to use 8mm shank bits. A Leigh 1/2" to 8mm collet reducer, supplied with most Leigh dovetail jigs, allows 8mm shank bits to be used in 1/2" collet routers.
 


Through Dovetail Bit Selection

Leigh Super Jigs and the D1600 use 8º dovetail bits for through dovetail tails and one straight bit for pins. The dovetail bit's working depth (column B, Through Dovetail Bit Selection Chart below) must be equal to or slightly greater than the thickness of the pin board or drawer front. Always choose the smallest dovetail bit (column A) relative to the pin board thickness for that look of hand-cut elegance. Use the matching straight bit and template guidebush indicated in the chart.
 

 

Through Dovetail Bit Selection
DOVETAIL BITS
ROUT THE TAILS
Leigh Bits for
Through Dovetails
A
Overall
Diameter
B**
Cutting
Depth
Range
C
Shank
Diameter
D
Shank
Length
E
Overall
Length
F
Angle
Use with
Straight
Bit No.
Use with
Leigh eBush* or
7/16" Guide Bush
Price

50-8
1/4"Up to 1/4"8mm *1 3/4"2"140-8 or 170C **Leigh e7
or
7/16" Leigh 711C
or
7/16" Guide Bush

$29.00 CDN


60-8
5/16"Up to 3/8"8mm *1 3/4"2 1/8"140-8 or 170C **Leigh e7
or
7/16" Leigh 711C
or
7/16" Guide Bush

$29.00 CDN


70-8
3/8"1/4" to 1/2"8mm *1 3/4"2 1/4"140-8 or 170C **Leigh e7
or
7/16" Leigh 711C
or
7/16" Guide Bush

$29.00 CDN


75-8
7/16"3/8" to 5/8"8mm *1 3/4"2 3/8"140-8 or 170C **Leigh e7
or
7/16" Leigh 711C
or
7/16" Guide Bush

$29.00 CDN


80-8***
1/2"1/2" to 13/16"8mm *1 3/4"2 9/16"140-8 or 170C **Leigh e7
or
7/16" Leigh 711C
or
7/16" Guide Bush

$29.00 CDN


STRAIGHT BITS
ROUT THE PINS
Leigh Bits for
Through Dovetails
A
Overall
Diameter
B**
Cutting
Depth
Range
C
Shank
Diameter
D
Shank
Length
E
Overall
Length
F
Angle
Use with
Straight
Bit No.
Use with
eBush* or
Guide Bush(GB)
Price

140-8***
5/16"Up to 1"8mm*1 3/4 "2 3/4"-Leigh e7
or
7/16" Leigh 711C
or
7/16" Guide Bush

$29.00 CDN


170* **
5/16"1"5/16 (8mm)*2"3"1/2"Leigh e7
or
7/16" Leigh 711C
or
7/16" Guide Bush

$30.00 CDN


170C* **
5/16"1 1/8"5/16 (8mm)*1 7/8 "3"1/2"Leigh e7
or
7/16" Leigh 711C
or
7/16" Guide Bush

$57.00 CDN


* All 8mm Shank Bits require a 172-8 collet reducer
* The e7 eBush is included with each Super Jig
** Note that the dimension B is not the exact cutting depth of the carbide. All Leigh bits have slightly more carbide cutting depth than is required.
** Spiral upcut bits rout cleaner & faster, leaving a smoother finish
*** Bits No. 80-8, 140-8 (and 120-8) are included with each Super Jig.
Note: All Leigh jigs require a router fitted with a guidebush. Click here for Guidebush Selection.

Collet Reducer, 1/2" to 8mm

One 1/2" to 8mm collet reducer 1 1/4" long. Required for all 8mm shank bits (70-8, 75-8, 80-8, 140-8, 170 and 170C).

Item no. 172-8

$13.00 CDN


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Half-Blind Dovetail Bit Selection

In half-blind joints, pins and tails are routed with the same dovetail bit at the same depth of cut. The bit angle determines the nominal depth of cut, therefore, a bit of a given angle must cut at or very near a specific depth in order to make pins and tails fit together properly. Choose a half-blind bit with a cutting depth at least 1/8" less than the pin board thickness. Leigh offers five half-blind bits to suit board thicknesses from 1/2" to 7/8" or greater. For rabbeted or lipped drawers, choose a bit with a cutting depth slightly less than the rabbet's shoulder depth.

HALF-BLIND DOVETAIL BIT SELECTION
DOVETAIL BITS ROUT
THE TAILS AND PINS
Leigh Bits for
Half-Blind Dovetails
A
Overall
Diameter
B**
Cutting
Depth: Variable
B**
Cutting
Depth: Single Pass
C
Shank Diameter
D
Shank
Length
E
Overall Length
F
Angle
Use with
eBush* or
Guide Bush(GB)
Price

80-8***
1/2"3/4"27/64"8mm*1 3/4"2 9/16"Leigh e7
or
7/16" Leigh 711C
or
7/16" Guide Bush

$29.00 CDN


101-8
1/2"5/8"23/64"8mm*1 3/4"2 3/8 "10°Leigh e7
or
7/16" Leigh 711C
or
7/16" Guide Bush

$29.00 CDN


112-8
1/2"1/2"19/64"8mm*1 3/4"2 5/16 "12°Leigh e7
or
7/16" Leigh 711C
or
7/16" Guide Bush

$29.00 CDN


120-8***
1/2"7/16"1/4"8mm*1 3/4"2 1/4"14°Leigh e7
or
7/16" Leigh 711C
or
7/16" Guide Bush

$29.00 CDN


128-8
1/2"3/8"3/16"8mm*1 3/4"2 1/8"18°Leigh e7
or
7/16" Leigh 711C
or
7/16" Guide Bush

$29.00 CDN


* All 8mm Shank Bits require a 172-8 collet reducer
* The e7 eBush is included with each Super Jig
** Note that the dimension B is not the exact cutting depth of the carbide. All Leigh bits have slightly more carbide cutting depth than is required.
*** Bits No. 80-8, 120-8 (and straight bit 140-8) are included with each Super Jig.

Note: All Leigh jigs require a router fitted with a guidebush. Click here for Guidebush Selection.

Collet Reducer, 1/2" to 8mm

One 1/2" to 8mm collet reducer 1 1/4" long. Required for all 8mm shank bits (70-8, 75-8, 80-8, 140-8, 170 and 170C).

Item no. 172-8

$13.00 CDN


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Boxed Bit Set For Super Jigs and the D1600

 

7-piece Boxed Bit Set - D4RPro / D-series / Super Jigs and D1600
 
Includes Through Dovetail bits (8 degrees) 50-8(1/4"), 60-8(5/16"), 70-8(3/8"), 75-8(7/16") and Half-blind bits 101-8(10 degrees), 112-8(12 degrees), 128-8(18 degrees).

For use with the D4R Pro / D4R / D4 / 24" D3 / D1258 / D1258R / D1600 and Super Jigs

A savings of US$27 / CDN$35

Item no. 1607-8

 

$199.00 CDN


 

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