Bits for Leigh Mortise & Tenon Jigs

Guides & Bits for Leigh Mortise & Tenon Jigs

NOTE: Leigh does not sell metric bits

Inch Joints
Leigh offers a complete selection of router bits and joint guides for use on FMT jigs. Rout 68 sizes of "standard" inch joints using all 21 guides, and one or two bits. Limitless "custom" joint sizes up to 1/2" x 5" can also be achieved.

 

Metric Joints
Leigh offers a complete selection of joint guides and inch router bits for use on FMT jigs. Rout 79 sizes of "standard" metric joints using all 24 metric guides, and one or two bits. Limitless "custom" joint sizes up to 12 x 130mm can also be achieved. NOTE: Leigh does not offer metric bits — typically they can be found outside North America.
 


Router Bits

High Quality Bits
Spiral upcut bits are used with FMT jigs. They rout cleaner, faster and leave a smoother finish than straight bits. Both Solid Carbide and the less expensive High Speed Steel bits can be used on FMT jigs to produce excellent results, however Solid Carbide bits are stiffer and hold their edge longer. Leigh two flute spiral upcut bits are made in America.
 
Shank Size
All bits with a cutting diameter greater than 1/4"(6.35mm) are made with 1/2"(12.7mm) shanks. The extra stiffness reduces vibration and
chatter. The 1/4"(6.35mm) louver bit also has a 1/2"(12.7mm) shank because of the added forces with cross grain routing. Bits with a cutting diameter of 1/4"(6.35mm) or less have 1/4"(6.35mm) shanks.
 
Mortise & Tenon Bit Selection
Each spiral upcut bit has a maximum cutting depth. As the bit diameter increases, the maximum depth of cut also increases. Solid carbide bits generally allow a greater depth of cut. Choose a guide and bit combination to match the required depth.

See Boxed Bit Sets and Accessory Kits below for great savings!

Mortise & Tenon Bit Selection
Leigh Bits for
Mortise & Tenon Joints
A
Bit
Diameter
B
Max. Cutting
Depth
C
Shank
Diameter
D
Overall
Length
Price
HIGH SPEED STEEL

162
1/16"3/16"1/14"2"

$23.00 CDN


164
1/8"3/8"1/4"2 5/8"

$26.00 CDN


166
3/16"5/8"1/4"2 7/8"

$27.00 CDN


168-500
1/4"3/4"1/2"3"

$32.00 CDN


170-500
5/16"1"1/2"3 1/2 "

$39.00 CDN


173-500
3/8"1 1/4 "1/2"3 3/4 "

$45.00 CDN


177
7/16"1 3/4 "1/2"4 "

$64.00 CDN


180
1/2"1 1/2"1/2"3 1/2"

$45.00 CDN


SOLID CARBIDE*

164C
1/8"1/2"1/4"2"

$38.00 CDN


166C
3/16"3/4"1/4"2 1/2"

$38.00 CDN


168C
1/4"1 1/8"1/4"3"

$38.00 CDN


170-500C
5/16"1 1/4 "1/2"3"

$71.00 CDN


173-500C
3/8"1 1/4"1/2"3"

$90.00 CDN


177C
7/16"1 3/4 "1/2"4"

$99.00 CDN


180CL
1/2"2 1/8"1/2"4"

$99.00 CDN


* Solid Carbide bits are stiffer, rout cleaner and last longer than HSS bits

Boxed Bit Sets

 


8-piece Solid Carbide Boxed Bit Set - FMT
8-piece set includes bits 162 (1/16"), 164C (1/8"), 166C (3/16"), 168C (1/4"), 170-500C (5/16"), 173-500C (3/8"), 177C (7/16") and 180CL (1/2"). Note: No.162 is HSS. Solid carbide bits are stiffer, rout cleaner and last longer than HSS bits.

For use with FMT Jigs

A savings of US$63 / CDN$79

Item 162-180C

$461.00 CDN


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Guide Sets

See Accessory Kits section below for great savings!

Inch Guide Sets

 

1/4" FMT Guide Set
8 guides and 1 stand: 5/16", 3/8", 1/2", 5/8", 3/4", 1", 11/4" and 1 1/2"
 
Item 6704

$122.00 CDN


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5/16" FMT Guide Set
(included with Jig)
5 guides and 1 stand: 1/2", 3/4", 1", 1 1/4" and 1 1/2"

 
Item 6705

$81.00 CDN


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3/8" FMT Guide Set
4 guides and 1 stand: 1", 1 1/2", 2" and 2 1/2"

 
Item 6706

$68.00 CDN


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1/2" FMT Guide Set
4 guides and 1 stand: 1", 1 1/2", 2" and 2 1/2"

 
Item 6708

$68.00 CDN


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Pack of 3 FMT Guide Sets
1/4" (Item 6704), 3/8" (Item 6706) and 1/2" (Item 6708)
Details listed in sets above

 
Item 6720

 

$179.00 CDN


 

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Metric Guide Sets

 

6mm FMT Guide Set
8 guides and 1 stand: 8mm, 10mm, 15mm, 20mm, 25mm, 30mm, 35mm and 40mm
 
Item 6806

$122.00 CDN


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8mm FMT Guide Set
(included with Jig)
6 guides and 1 stand: 15mm, 20mm, 25mm, 30mm, 35mm and 40mm

 
Item 6808

$95.00 CDN


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10mm Guide Set
5 guides and 1 stand: 25mm, 35mm, 45mm, 55mm and 65mm

 
Item 6810

$81.00 CDN


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12mm FMT Guide Set
5 guides and 1 stand: 25mm, 35mm, 45mm, 55mm and 65mm

 
Item 6812

$81.00 CDN


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Pack of 3 FMT Guide Sets
 
6mm (6806), 10mm (6810) and 12mm (6812). Details listed in sets above.

 
Item 6820

 

$199.00 CDN


 

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Specialty Guides

Make square cornered tenons, louver doors and Y-Axis mortises with these specialty guides! Click here to learn more.

 

Accessory Kits

 


Accessory Kit for the FMT Pro and Super FMT
 
Includes an 8-piece boxed bit set in Solid Carbide (162-180C) and 16 optional Guides in 1/4", 3/8" and 1/2" sizes for a complete set (6720). Solid carbide bits are stiffer, rout cleaner and last longer than HSS bits. Save $48

SAVE

Item no. ACMTC

 

$559.00 CDN


 

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Read on to discover the incredible joinery options possible
with the FMT Pro, and compare with the Super FMT.