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Rockler High Drawer Lock Router Bit - 1-1/16" Dia x 3/4" H x 1/2" Shank

Increases gluing surface and provides a strong, mechanical locking action for drawer box corner joints.
Item #
92123
Rating:
94% of 100
This unique bit is similar to a locking rabbet bit, but it cuts two tongues instead of one for added mechanical strength and additional gluing surface. The wedged profile of the tongues helps everything snug up under clamping pressure, while still exposing valuable long grain gluing surface. To machine your parts, run the drawer fronts flat on the router table and the sides vertically against your fence. Sturdy 1/2" shank.
(1) Rockler Drawer Lock Bit, 1/2" Shank
More Information
Brand Rockler
Weight 0.2000
Bit Type Drawer Lock
Diameter 1-1/16"
Cutter Height 3/4"
Shank Size 1/2"
Flutes 2
4.7 / 5.0
7 Reviews
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outstanding results
Am making an end table out of hickory and this bit didn't even chip out anything
June 9, 2019
Purchased
5 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Used it yesterday for the first time. Did exactly what I wanted it to do & save a lot of time and effort in the process. Quality bit of kit & I’m looking forward to the next time I can use it.
November 7, 2018
Purchased
12 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Easy to use
It works perfectly on 1/2" stock, chips a little bit when using 1/2" plywood. I tried to adjust the speed of the bit and how fast I make my passes, but it still chipped. The drawers looked perfect, even with the chips when I was done. I would also recommend Set up bit (53825). Without it I would probably still be trying to set it up. (the key to setting it up is to lay the set up bit flat, you don't need to adjust it vertically) both passes will be perfect. I also use my micro jig to put even pressure on the stock and the cut was very even. Use the set up block, and the micro jig when pushing the side pieces through, adjust the speed, and you will have perfect corners. your review here. It must be at least 10 characters long. Consider whether you would recommend this product and what you like or dislike about it.
September 6, 2018
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
Easy to use
I made drawer boxes in the past and used blind dovetail joints. This drawer lock bit worked great, removed less material and was much faster than doing dovetail joints. I'll use this often.
June 26, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
good for making 3/4in stock darwers
December 2, 2015
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Drawer lock bit
Haven't mastered this yet. Even with the jig it took several tries to get close. Almost there but still have gaps in the joint. Maybe using the wrong side of the jig.
February 27, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Very good product I will purchase more Rockler router bits
Works well just watch cross grain on plywood. Your tecnical information makes the setup go easy.
December 1, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
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Have wanted to try a tapered T&G bit that can do both edges without a bit change.
Matthew C on May 9, 2019
Makes it easier to make drawers and stronger
George D on Mar 8, 2018
Have wanted to try a tapered T&G bit that can do both edges without a bit change.
Matthew C on May 9, 2019
Makes a strong draw box when you don't want to take the time for dove tails
Richard F on Mar 25, 2019
Makes it easier to make drawers and stronger
George D on Mar 8, 2018
I thought it would help me with my joinery
Chad J on Feb 24, 2018
Needed it for a future project and the price was right.
David G on Feb 15, 2017
I wanted to try to make better drawers
Robert M on Feb 12, 2017
I'm trying to make a movable rail assembly for a painting easel. With some finishing wax, I think this will work nicely.
Kristopher R on Feb 4, 2017
I like this method of joinery
Arnie B on Jun 3, 2016
Lock drawer sides together, without doing dovetail or box joints.
Don, The Old Fxxx on Mar 29, 2016
Saw it described in a recent woodworking magazine. One criticism, it would be very useful to include some description of the use of this router bit -- even a very brief one would be useful for first time users of this type of router bit.
James H on Jan 29, 2016
I studied this and the regular lock bit trying to figure out what "high drawer" meant. Never did, but I think this bit is better for 3/4" stock as opposed to 1/2" stock. But I won't know until I use it. I'm wondering if I can use this bit and also use the raised panel bit on a drawer front. Probably not, but I will try it out.
Roland O on Dec 11, 2015
to make cabinets from harvested sawwood
Peter L on Jun 6, 2015
Makes a strong draw box when you don't want to take the time for dove tails
Richard F on Mar 25, 2019
I thought it would help me with my joinery
Chad J on Feb 24, 2018
This appears to be designed for 3/4 inch stock. Will this work on 1/2 inch thick drawer sides?
Allen S on Sep 17, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It works perfectly on 1/2" stock, chips a little bit when using 1/2" plywood. I tried to adjust the speed of the bit and how fast I make my passes, but it still chipped. The drawers looked perfect, even with the chips when I was done. I would also recommend Set up bit (53825). Without it I would probably still be trying to set it up. (the key to setting it up is to lay the set up bit flat, you don't need to adjust it vertically) both passes will be perfect. I also use my micro jig to put even pressure on the stock and the cut was very even. Use the set up block, and the micro jig when pushing the side pieces through, adjust the speed, and you will have perfect corners.
Can this router bit (91213) do the same things the "Wedge Tongue and Groove" bit (21681) can do?
It looks like it should do the same cut as it's beefier cousin, and allow you to edge join panels up to 3/4" thick?
Labrat on May 29, 2019
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